As ABC series Dirty Sexy Money returns to burn off its final four episodes Saturday nights at 10pm before it finally bids goodbye, “The Facts” seems to be a good episode to do so. On it, the Darlings are away for Thanksgiving, so Clark the chauffeur takes advantage and offers his version of events regarding the many Darling family rumors to a persistent, relentless, and sexy reporter. He sets the record straight as to all the family betrayal, possible criminal cover-ups, and even murder accusations.
His version of things include Patrick’s (William Baldwin) subpoena to Tripp (Donald Sutherland) over his association with the lowlife Fantini brothers, Karen’s (Natalie Zea) anger over the intrusion of Simon’s (Blair Underwood) beautiful ex-wife, Ama (Gina Torres), and Juliet’s (Samaire Armstrong) adventures with her lover, Kai. Meanwhile, Letitia (Jill Clayburgh) holds the Ferragamo fashion show at the Darling mansion while under house arrest, and one of the socialite attendees (Donna Mills) has some angry words for the family matriarch.
Originally slated for a November 26, 2008 airing, “The Facts” was pre-empted for a Barbara Walters interview on 20/20 with President-elect Barack Obama. Since it was essentially a recap episode composed of discarded footage, plus its holiday-set nature, the airdate was scrapped. In addition, it didn’t affect the continuity of the ongoing story. After “The Facts,” three more episodes are set to air on the US for the first time, en route to the series finale on August 8. Dirty Sexy Money was canceled by ABC after nine episodes of its sophomore season were aired.
Shows which suffered more or less the same fate, both Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies, recently capped off airing its leftover episodes this summer.
Catch “The Facts” tonight on Dirty Sexy Money 10pm on ABC.
– Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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