The Starter Wife

Season 1 Episode 2

Hour 3

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 07, 2007 on USA
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Lou has disappeared and the police questions Molly. Sam's past is revealed to Molly over a coffee date as she learns he is homeless. Joan's lie about her sister "Bambi" is catching up with her and Molly helps her out by donning a blonde wig and pretending to be Bambi.


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  • Lou is missing and Molly is questioned by the police. Joan gets out of rehab not how we would expect. Lavender is evicted from her home along with nana and the dog. Sam is homeless. Jorge is busted.Cricket is forgivenmoreless

    Ha ha... funny funny...

    Molly's imagination runs wild, her interrogation is hilarious, black and white, 50's style... very good,Nice touch. I knew it!!! there is no Bambi,Joan has no sister... she's so funny. And that phone call where molly had to pretend to be bambi... awesome "you can feel the evil" the therapist said. LOL hilarious.

    Poooor Rodney, but his accountant is so sweet.

    oohhhh... Sam you sexy thing, a little forward but that's half the charm!! but i don't like the way Stephen Moyer (Sam) talks, it doesn't sound natural, don't whether it is bad acting or whether that was how the role was meant to be played. Just my opinion though.

    Didn't molly look fabulous dressed as Bambi. i actually felt sorry for the therapist!! they made such a fool out of him. But Joan got what she wanted. he he... absolutely amazing!!

    BUSTEDDD Jorge did the crime, and now he does the time... i like how Cricket solved the Russian nanny business. but why didn't Jorge think of it??? maybe he forgot to switch the brain on that morning.

    Molly was mighty big, forgiving Cricket like that, i don't think i would of forgiven a friend for shunning me. Seems like Sam was at Lou's house... what for???

    Can't wait to see the next one ; )moreless
  • i can't wait to see what it will turn out as!!and if she really likes the homeless guy sam...

    this show is so funny!! it's a brilant story line!! since gilmore girls went of the air i've been looking for a new fav. show! and i think i have found it!!! mainly because devorce rates are going up and this show, showes the commical side of divorce. i sooooo can not waint to see if she'll go out with the homless guy again!! and if she does i might scream because he is HOMELESS!! but thats just a personal opinion, i would not go out with a homeless guy. i mean sam's cute and all, and i may seem shallow. i'm ready to see if all of them living together will work out!!moreless
  • This show is building up to look like it will definitely be worth watching.

    I thought this episode was somewhat revealing in the fact that we found out much more about Sam and his past and where he lives, but most important as to why he lives there, at least if he is telling the truth that is. I still have to wonder as to why the possible band-aid that Sam was wearing was at the supposedly suicide/murder victim's home, if in fact the victim is dead. I cannot help it, right now I like Sam and I believe in him and think there is a little more to his story to still be told.

    I enjoyed the fun that Molly and Joan had at the Re-hab Center when Molly dressed up as Bambi (Joan's imagination sister) to help Joan get out of the center. When they cracked up I cracked up with them.

    I really do like the friendship group Molly has going on and building all the time. The show looks like it's going to be quite fun and enjoyable.moreless
  • More like a show in development - but it is better.

    Okay this week had more of a laugh track. Which I like so much better. Joan and Molly or should I say Bambi, in theraphy together was funny. I am really enjoying the different friendships that Molly has with her circle. She has Joan who is the bossy one telling Molly what to do. Rodney who is Molly's style advisor but tend to also be her enabler. Then we have the MIA Cricket. Cricket from the interaction I have seen, seems to want Molly to listen to her heart & head. Then we have Lavender, some one that Molly can and wants to help, even if it's in the smallest way. I think Molly sees a lot of herself in Lavender and this friendship peeks my interest the most. What will also be interesting is to see how Molly and Cricket deal with Jorge. What I loved is Molly asking Cricket how she wanted to handle it, which shows Molly having Cricket's interests at heart. Until next week.....moreless
  • Loved it!!

    Great episode, I loved it when Molly dressed up as the so called 'Bambi' and Joan started cracking up! and Debra Messing did so well playing Bambi. 'Grandma Pickles!' Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, that was like the best scene that episode. but yea it was good, but this Shoshana character needs to stay away from Molly's kid. I'm serious! I don't like the way Kenny is letting her be around little miss Shoshana. And good for Cricket, go back to Molly, instead of your husband. but um what happened with Sam and Lou, did Sam kill him because Lou walked into the ocean it wasn't like he was being forced.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Molly attends Joan's therapy session as "Bambi")
      Joan: (reading from her journal) 'I have thought about this for a long time. What do I feel under all the pain you have caused me?'
      Molly: Gas?
      Joan: Betrayal, of course.
      Molly: Oh, so close.

    • Joan: Bambi!
      Molly: Spider tattoo and all, sis. (to the doctor) Wanna see the one on my ass?
      Doctor: Uh, no, thank you.
      Molly: Matches Joan's. We got it in Tijuana! (to Joan) You tell him that story? Bet not.
      Doctor: Please, take a seat.
      Molly: (to Joan) Miss me?
      Joan: Like a whore misses the clap.

    • Sam: You took me by surprise, Molly. I haven't felt anything that would... Well, anything in a long while. But I'm not gonna change. I'm not gonna get a job or an apartment. I'm not gonna take you out for nice dinners. This is my life. I don't think about the future. But right now... I can offer you friendship and comfort. And if it makes any kind of sense in your life... I would love to make love to you.
      Molly: Can I think about it?

    • Molly: How long have you been homeless?
      Sam: I'm not good at small talk either.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia – December 12, 2007 on Network 10
      Denmark – May 28, 2008 on Kanal 4
      Slovakia – June 23, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – July 17, 2010 on Prima


    • Molly: I love Philip Roth. Especially the Zuckerman Books:

      Philip Roth is an American novelist. He gained early literary fame with the 1959 collection Goodbye, Columbus (winner of 1960's National Book Award). The Zuckerman novels include The Ghost Writer (1979), Zuckerman Unbound (1981), The Anatomy Lesson (1983), The Prague Orgy (1985), The Counterlife (1986), American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998), The Human Stain (2000) and Exit Ghost (2007).

    • Movie Fantasy: From Here To Eternity

      The opening scene with Molly and Sam kissing on the beach is a nod to the 1953 film From Here To Eternity, where Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr embrace while the waves crash on the beach.

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