What I Like About You

Season 4 Episode 12

Desperate Girlfriends

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 2006 on The WB
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Lauren lies about a surprise party for Valerie so she can see Rick, but the truth comes out when the affair lands Rick in the hospital, and Val cannot forgive her friend for the deceit. Meanwhile, Vic has a special gift for Val, but has trouble finding the perfect time to give it to her.moreless

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    In this episode, we learn that Rick is still with his wife, and Lauren is still seeing him. Meanwhile Vince needs suits, and later on gets in a fight with Gary about not liking his suits. All the while, Vic has a ring to give to Val on her birthday. So this episode was funny in a sense, that it was revolved around Val's birthday party. Jennie Garth really shined in this episode, more than anything else. This episode was good because it wasn't so focused on relationships, and more focused on Lauren & Val's friendship. Although I just felt like nothing big happened. It ended the same way Season 4, Episode 10 ended, Lauren and Val hugging. It's like they fought over the same thing they did a couple episodes ago, and made up for the same thing, so it wasn't anything special. Vince & Gary's plot was funny but cheesy, and I sort of cringed every time a joke presented itself, it was obvious humor which isn't what the show usually does.

    In the end, Vic gives Val the wedding ring, in front of everyone she loves... and Tina. An okay episode, with a good ending and group dynamic, but it felt repeated.moreless
  • Lauren lies to Val so she can spend time with Rick.

    I can't believe Lauren would actually lie to her best friend so she could continue an affair! What really astounds me is that she wrote the note about Rick leaving his wife, just to prove to Val that he loves her and their relationship actually means something. But I'm glad she wrote the note. Without it, Val would have gone on the date, and Vic wouldn't have gotten hurt. If he didn't get hurt, then Val wouldn't claim she loved him. It took his injury, the worry and fear, and the phone call to open her eyes and her heart. I loved the ending when Vic "proposed" to Val and asked her to be already married to him XD Too funny XDmoreless
  • Season 4, Episode 12.

    Great episode. Vic says that he will show the girls something he has in his pants, and Lauren gets excited, but it is a ring for Val. Haha. Then, Lauren reveals that she wrote the note about Rick leaving his wife. She and Val get into an argument about it, and Val ends up linking Lauren to Vic's accident. They end up friends again, and Lauren ends up having to fake a surprise party. Haha, great episode. Val and Tina are freakin' hot! Holly calls Lauren and she is upset. She is crying, and the screen shows Rick being rolled out in a stretcher. LMAO! 10/10.moreless
  • I liked it.

    Lauren wants to meet Rick, but he's still married. She wrote the note that distracted Val from seeing Vic. It's Val's birthday, so Lauren lies and says it was all a joke and that she was covering for her surprise party. Vince needs some new clothes and goes to Gary, but Vince hates them and Gary feels bad. Lauren confesses when Rick has a heart attack. Tina admires Lauren. Vic asks Val to marry him again on her birthday and she says yes.

    This episode was good. I can't believe Val actually believed Lauren, but then again, Lauren's her best friend. This episode gets an 8.5!moreless
  • Its party time, need a suite?, is it Lauren hot too? ....i wonder if its the season finale??

    ok where the party went?? all the episode a "surprise party" was mentioned, and when i thougt there wasnt going to be, there it was, althougt never came a real party...just a little celebration.

    I had never seen Lauren on sexy clothes, now i started to think she is attractive, bottom line she's hot too.

    Fun episode but i hope isnt the season finale, it didnt left a BIG question of anykind, you know... so hopefully we get more fun and cute amanda. ;)moreless
Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Holly Tyler

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Valerie Tyler

Wesley Jonathan

Wesley Jonathan

Gary Thorpe

Allison Munn

Allison Munn

Tina Haven (Season 2+)

Nick Zano

Nick Zano

Vince (Season 2+)

Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman

Lauren (Season 2+, recurring previously)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Gary: I could give it to my tailor.
      Vince: Well does he cost more than... free?
      Gary: Don't worry, I hooked him up with some young-and-tenders, he'll help you out. Vince: Thanks, man. One question, what are young antennas? Gary: Young and tenders. What's a young antenna, why would I say young antenna, crazy white boy, I don't get it.

    • Tina: (About a pinata) Let's get Val this one! You know what it looks like?
      Holly: That's a rocket ship you dirty bird! You know what's been bugging me? Lauren asked Val for the afternoon off before she came up with the surprise party. So I ask you Tina, what did she need the afternoon off for?
      Tina: You don't think... Holly: That's exactly what I think! Tina: Lauren's the dirtybird!

    • Holly: You should totally give her the ring now.
      Vic: No, no, there's too many people. I want to give it to her when we're alone; I want it to be perfect.
      Holly: What's more perfect than doing it in front of all the people she loves? ...and Tina.

    • Gary: Hey man, I thought you said Holly already sewed that on for you.
      Vince: Oh, she did. But she's in such a hurry to makeout all the time, her workmanship suffers!

    • Val: So, Gary, what are you doing tonight? (winks)
      Gary: Did you get into the Pinot Gregio?

    • Tina:(about Lauren) Oh my God! She turned it around and pulled the surprise party out of her ass!
      Holly: If only she could pull some morals out of her ass!

    • Gary: You know what? Your-your hair is so Footloose!
      Vince: You did NOT just drag Kevin Bacon into this!

    • Holly(after Vic gives Val her wedding ring): Tina hug me.
      Tina: I'm not really a huggy person.
      Holly: You've hugged me before.
      Tina: Yea I know but now it feels forced.
      Holly: Just hug me.

    • Val: You wrote the note?
      Lauren: Are you a blockhead? I WROTE THE NOTE! Rick didn't leave his wife and i am seeing him later.
      Val: You're what?!
      Lauren: I'm seeing him later! Do you think it's your hearing, maybe?!

    • Tina: Come on, come on, come on! There is gonna be a chick fight.
      Holly: Sweet!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: January 7th, 2011 on TV Nova

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air on February 3rd, 2006. Then it was rescheduled to the 10th. Then The WB moved it to Feb. 17th, and finally The WB moved it back to the 3rd, because in order for "What I Like About You" to have a chance at moving over to The CW, The WB needs to see an improvement of ratings.