The Riches

Season 1 Episode 10

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 14, 2007 on FX
8.6
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Wayne suspects that Dahlia still has a drug addiction and takes meth himself as a way of showing her how much the fact that she is on drugs hurts. Meanwhile, when things at Panco go crazy, it is up to Dahlia to keep everything and everyone together. Finally, Dale shows up at Edenfalls and befriends the family's neighbor, Hartley.moreless

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  • Doug sees everyone around him on drugs and gets frustrated and decides to do something about it. Dalia must switch rolls and be the responsible one, which she pulls off all too well. Grandma gets a new home and the cross-dressing son gets a new friend.moreless

    9.0
    Doug being the smart guy he is probably didn’t know what it was like to have been on drugs. So to prove to Dalia and himself that drugs get you nowhere, he snorts a handful left by Dalia’s old celli. Of course Doug the smart guy that he is has never done them, he loves his wife so much he is willing to risk his life, because he knows sometimes you have to see how you looks in someone else’s eyes to stop behavior, it’s called “mirroring” in psychological terms. This episode was hilarious and educational. We saw that Doug did get nowhere from looking for work to stealing Grandma. Oh, of course Grandma added another element to the show, we are not sure what yet, comedy for sure, and “I made a call.” And, also it brings the cross dressing son in the mix with having a close relationship with her.moreless
  • Wayne's love for his wife knows no boundaries. When she is troubled, he will be right there by her side...making things worse. Thank God they found drugs.

    7.5
    This was a painful show to watch. Before writing my review, I waited a week to see if this episode had indeed jumped the shark, or if “This is your brain on drugs” defined this season’s bottom of the barrel. I don’t want to seem harsh, but this episode was crap. I will be the first to defend the fact that this is not a documentary, or based on real life events of any kind. Writers will take certain liberates to move the story where they want it to go. What they expect us, as fans, to believe, is that Wayne’s best course of action to get his wife off of drugs, is to do drugs himself. Ooohh puke! The Malloy’s are supposed to be smart people, survivors. As a fan of this show, I want to see them overcome and succeed by being on top of their game. I am not offended by “the drug episode”, as a matter of fact, I thought Chunky K is a great character, and I hope to see her again. What really hurt was seeing Wayne so out of control. I want to see him being able to con his way through life by being smarter than the normal buffer. The only saving grace for this show, was the introduction of “I made some calls” Grandma. I hope she finds her way into the show as a regular.moreless
  • Wayne suspects Dahlia is still using drugs, so he himself takes some. Meanwhile, Dahlia has to keep everything and everyone together as things become crazy.

    6.5
    This clearly was an anti-drug episode (I’m all for that!!) The producers and writers did a great job with handling such a big issue in society today that needs to be addressed more often. In the end, I must say the point was put across was very well done and acted out professional by everyone involved with the show. However, besides the anti-drug theme; this episode wasn’t strong and lack spark. I only kept watching to see if Dale was going to do something stupid or expose Wayne to the neighbor. Yet, I was somewhat confused on one thing...Is Mrs. Hartley married to what would be the real Mr. Rich’s father?moreless
Jim Gleason

Jim Gleason

Priest

Guest Star

Larry Cedar

Larry Cedar

Karl

Guest Star

David Kelsey

David Kelsey

Stewart Peel

Guest Star

Teresa Huang

Teresa Huang

Kimmie

Recurring Role

Peggy Stewart

Peggy Stewart

Cherien's Mother

Recurring Role

Kaitlin Olson

Kaitlin Olson

Hartley Underwood

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Wayne: I messed up your whole life.
      Dahlia: All I ever wanted was a messed up life with you.

    • Wayne: I want to know what the hell this medical bill for $1582 is?
      Receptionist: We had to put Dr. Morgenstein on oxygen.
      Wayne: I'm paying for her doctor's medical bills as well?
      Receptionist: Your mother in law is Dr. Morgenstein and she needs oxygen.
      Wayne: Oh, so your charging her to breathe now. Well, that's illegal. She doesn't want to live like that. I mean, hooked up to an oxygen tank? What kind of life is that? Tell her its OK if she lets go. Tell her to go towards the light.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Drogová jízda (Drug Ride)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: December 3, 2007 on Virgin 1
      Australia: January 28, 2008 on Showcase
      Denmark: April 30, 2008 on TV3+
      Israel: May 8, 2008 on YES Stars 1
      Czech Republic: June 24, 2010 on Prima COOL

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