This epsiode is one of my favorites of Life With Derek. It is a complete classic, introduces the game closet. Which is a historic set in Life With Derek history. Edwin's triple agent plot was amazing. The whole plot overall was very clever, no doubt about it. Anyways, it was very unfortunate that Casey lost all the marbles in the end, the fact that she pranks Derek was very clever as well. I like how they had a subplot. Nora getting angry over George for saying Abbie. That I did not expect but was a great fill in for this episode. Clever!
Wow!!!!!!!!! this was the first ep of the series I watched and it destroyed my belief that this was gonna be a lame show. loved it!!!!!!!! such witty humour and cool tactics by the characters. This could be a lesson for gamblers. You gonna play cards, do it right and do it cool! Bravo to the actors! But i think im a sadist cuz i always support derek even when he's in the wrong. guy thing i guess. still, amazing episode! but it could have involved the parents a little bit more. it would have spiced things up. I think im gonna go on a LWD spree.
This episode is about when Casey has had enough of Derek not making enough room for her and Lizze, so she decides to make a speech to them. Derek steps up and says thats not how we do things around here. Derek and Edmin have marbles, each color repesenting each place, like the Coat Hook, The Chair, The hiding place under the window seat, Washer and Dryer Time, and the middle shelf in the bathroom. So then they have games to compete, McDonalds againts the Ventruis. The first game is Rock, Paper, Sissors, Edmin againist Lizzie. Lizzie ends up winning. Derek is furious, and doesn\\\'t know Edmin has \\\'opitions\\\' with the enmey. So that is how Casey and Lizzie listen in on Derek\\\'s cheating. The next game is dice, and they are rigged to land on 6. They choose Marti their weakess link. So Lizzie has these shinny dice, and shows them to Marti and she grabs them and lands on Snake Eyes. Derek finds out that Edmin met with them, and then he could use this to his advantage. He starts talking about High card Low Card and lieing that Low Card Wins, so Marti takes the baby moniter and says \\\"hi casey\\\" so Casey knows that they are going to cheat. So Edmin goes and puts the 2 of diamonds there in the spot and the Lizzie checks if its there and it is. Her and Casey are ready for the challenge. Casey gets a Queen of Diamonds and some how Derek gets an ace. Casey is mad and storms off. And in the end you see that derek has the 2 cards in the back of his shirt.
This episode had the family of 5 fighting for rightful spots in the house using skills, brains and of course...cheating (of course in Derek's case). Using marbles the household (not including parents) split into 2 teams. The Venturi's (Derek, Edwin, Marty
This episode had a very interesting point to it. It follwed the majority rules rule in a different form. Instead of majority rules, it was more people more space. this episode also had a very surprising twist to it. Instead of Casey winning and getting her way, the Venturi's won.
It's really sad that every episode ends with Derek outsmarting Casey and Casey pranking Derek in brutaliation. I was looking forward to some sort of crazy twist where Casey would finally outsmart Derek but not this time...predictability at its best. This starts and ends like every other LoD episode. Would it hurt to have a twist on in a while?! I hope this isn't the writers' idea of being "clever".
Please read the following before uploading
Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Remember: Abuse of the TV.com image system may result in you being banned from uploading images or from the entire site – so, play nice and respect the rules!