The Riches

Season 1 Episode 13

Waiting for Dogot

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 04, 2007 on FX
8.7
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The Malloys find themselves in difficult situations as more visitors continue to arrive, neighbors pry and Dale aims for a piece of the action. The family finds itself making some difficult decisions.

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  • A crucial even in the life of the Riches as they are discovered and must now leave the fine life they have been accustomed to.

    9.2
    The final episode of the first series has a strong message, showing us that living a lie isn't living at all. The constant fear, always looking over your shoulders, being knee deep in lies only makes life complicated.

    The good life of the Riches is being put into jeopardy by Pete , real Mr. Rich's friend who only want to talk to him. Things get complicated when their Dalia's friend Nina snoops around. But in fact, these two characters only want to help their friends, and end up hurting not only their friends but themselves too. Human relationships are complicated, but it is good to know that true friends exist and they are willing to go to the extreme for us.moreless
  • It was not disappointing, but it is not spectacular either...

    8.6
    The Riches came with an interesting finale. Just like the play "Waiting For Godot", the episode made us wait for something, at least a conclusion of a tiny subject. But nothing happened. The title was an allusion to many things. Doug's arrival for Pete, conclusion for us, and Dale for the Malloys. And only one happened, and then it went away, and it came back.



    Anyway, back to the episode. It was on everybody's mind about what would Pete do to Wayne after finding out the truth. He was pretty angry, and he wanted to learn about everything. At that point, when Wayne took Pete back to home, we could see the characteristics of both Wayne and Dahlia. Dahlia wanted to slip something into the drink and finish t as fast as possible, but Wayne cared about Pete and didn't want to leave Eden Falls.



    Needles to say, they followed Wayne's plan, and although Wayne tried many ways, something went wrong and Pete understood that he was being lied again.



    Pete is a character that was painful to watch him suffer. He was being lied all the time. He was going to commit suicide because Dahlia made a phone call and talked about how Doug hated Pete. And after all the things (including being under the stress of having a gun pointed at your head and your best friend's disappearing), he thought that the solution was Dale, we thought like that, too... Still, Dale whacked him hard.



    The episode was pretty serious, but it had its funny moments like Wayne pretending to be an agent and singing "Amazing Grace". But it was sad to watch the situation of the family. Di Di didn't want to leave but left unwillingly, Sam painted over his masterpiece and then the family finding out that Dale sabotaged the car.



    The episode would be at its best as a normal episode, but as a season finale, it gave us nothing than wondering what will happen. I like cliffhangers, but the finale gave us a lot of them ("Lost"s season finale cliffhangers are bearable, by the way, at least they inform us about things that are unresolved), Hugh's marriage, the family's departure, Pete, Dale and Aubrey... It was too much for some people.



    I just hope that they can bring a fine conclusion (I know that they will, but they have adjourning the Aubrey-thing for many episodes) and we can all be happy again...moreless
  • Great season finale.

    9.5
    See I thought this section was for review but often times I find some reviews with three or four paragraphs containing the entire plot of the show. Anyway, I enjoyed this finale almost more than that of Lost. Dale made things very interesting especially showing up at the end and tricking Pete. I felt sorry for the kids who once again have to leave their lives behind. Adding Grandma to the show was a nice twist. The show is called the Riches so it's obvious that they must remain the Riches and therefore, will be back in the house next season. I kept thinking that they might set up Pete with Neighbor lady Nina but it didn't happen. Doug left poor Hugh waiting for him to come help him. Looking forward to next season.moreless
  • I look forward to Monday evenings as I so enjoy watching something this worthwhile. I hope that this show will not fall in the cracks and be cancelled as there is so very little worthwhile watching and this is definitely a keeper.moreless

    10
    What can I say but WONDERFUL. The acting is excellent and the story lines are fun. I just hope that this show will not fall in the cancellation circle. There is so little quality shows on TV and this is just a marvelous, entertainling series that makes me wait each week for Monday evenings to arrive. I see that I have to have a minimum of 100 words to make this review but all I can say is that nothing more can say what I feel and that this is a GREAT show with GREAT actors and something to look forward to viewing.moreless
  • Pete knows the truth. Is time up for the Riches? Failing to deceive Pete, the Malloy's decide to leave Eden Falls—opting for Mexico. But not before Nina discovers the Malloy’s traveler past and Dale inserts himself violently into the Malloymoreless

    9.0
    The series finale catapults The Riches into Season 2 in dramatic and entertaining fashion.



    The episode, titled 'Waiting for Dogot', loosely follows the form of the play: with Wayne and Dahlia, along with Pete, all waiting for Doug Riche to appear.



    As such, mot the action resolves around conversations between Dahlia-Wayne-Pete.



    Dahlia opts to leave from the beginning, revisiting the shows most compelling storyline: Dahlia's Gemeinschaft longing for the traveler lifestyle vs. Wayne's Gesellschaft desire for more from life.



    Dahlia again brings up her aversion to Malloy's masquerade:



    Dahlia: “They are without a soul, without a name, without an identity.”



    Pete playing the fool, signals early his fate:



    Pete: “I hate to wait. Sometimes I feel that it’s all I do: Wait for something that will never come.”



    Pete: “Why are you telling me Death will come? I’m not waiting for Death to come.”



    The episode conveys a shift in the Malloy family. Sam must paint over his mural--made in the first episode--documenting the tragic crash that thrust the Malloy's into Eden Falls.



    Sam gets some valuable advice from his adopted grandmother--the only legitimate Riche in the house. Suffering from dementia, she manages an uncanny--and unintended--moment of clarity:



    Sam: “I made it. It’s a part of me.”



    Granny: “I’ll tell you a secret Lemar: Things, people, there around for a lot longer than we think. Life takes from you. It’s taking right now, yet it’s still there—underneath.”



    For some the episode where come off as too (literally) theatrical for television, but it will be a delight to any viewer who, with just a touch of patience, wants to feel suspense grow step by step and watch a symbolically charged clash the nature of the American dream.



    The writing is top notch: Wayne sings the Amazing Grace and Dahlia hilariously scrambles the Bible. Besides these literary gems, the screenplay successfully manages to keep focus on the Godot triplet (Wayne-Dahlia-Pete), while seamlessly injecting Dale and Hugh into the mix.



    The cliffhanger ending has the Riches walking out of Eden Falls, only to discover they might be forced to stay.



    And by episode's end, one finds the 'D' for 'Godot' may stand for both Doug and Dale--at Pete's expense.moreless

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