It seems that y’all had a good bit of interest in the first Dirty John Recap so it’s time to take a look at episode three. It’s midnight, but I am in the mood for a scripted show, even if it is based on real life. Plus I’m in a weird go to bed at five or six am with the TV on, wake up for the morning talk shows, fall asleep during them and the wake up “for the day” around three pm. So might as well get on it now, right?
We have two simultaneous scenes going on. One with four men, and another four women. On episode two one of Betty’s friends cries to her about her husband cheating on her. Since he got caught he has been pretending he wants to stay in the marriage. But, he is meeting with Dan and two other guys about how to protect his assets in a divorce. Did anyone ever explain to me why Dan wears a red rose on his lapel all the damn damn? For someone with facial recognition issues like me, it’s great. But still weird as fuck. The wife told the ladies that the cheater wants them to go to counseling. Meanwhile, he’s planning to fuck her over. Straight men are such assholes.
Dan Rakes In Enough Money For An Upgrade
Especially Dan. Betty is trying to raise a tribe of kids, keep house and drill Dan on his law studies and type up all of his briefs. On a typewriter.
Then we are back to I guess what we would call present day where Dan has left his law firm to start his own. Dan and Betty go out to a fancy dinner where Dan is congratulated by a few guys for his first million dollar malpractice settlement. Betty mentions it wasn’t that long ago that they were living on food stamps in Boston. Yeah, probably not a good thing to bring up. I’m sure she will pay for that. As soon as the guy leaves he asks her why the hell she brought it up. She says so people will know how hard he has worked to get where he is. He says he doesn’t want people to think they know him when they don’t. She apologizes and they move on.
Betty Takes A Stand
Next, we see Dan’s office has gone from just him, to a large firm. And he got his first pair of contacts! No more glasses. Then we are back to the expensive restaurant. Betty again brings up how far they have come eating at fancy restaurants all the time. Dan is pissed. Again.
The cheating guy has proposed to the homewrecker and they are getting married at the end of he month. He tells Dan this late at night at the office. Meanwhile Betty is telling the abandoned wife, Yvonne, that no one is going to that wedding. So of course Dan is going to make her go with him. I think that is Betty. It could be one of the other women. Either way, I think Betty will end up having to go. In fact all of the other women are going. Betty refused to go. Dan told the guys she was sick with the flu. I’m shocked. I thought for sure she would go.
Massive Therapy Needed
Betty takes the kids to mass by herself and sees a flyer for Marriage Encounter a weekend trip for married couples to work on their marriage. Dan is not interested. Betty says she is worried about the marriage. Dan doesn’t look at her, much less touch her anymore. Dan says he doesn’t believe in Catholicism anymore. Betty is shook. But Dan agrees to go anyway.They hug it out. It is very awkward. The two of them basically talking to each other in front of the priest. Dan said everything that Betty wanted to hear. He bought himself some time.
In the next scene Dan is bitching at Betty over spending too much money. Even though she explains to him what all the credit card purchases were for. He’s pissed. Apparently, the thousand dollar charge he was bitching about was for his tailormade shirts. Not for her. Mystery solved. Then we see them on the beach trying to figure out what country club to join. The money is pouring in and so is the new furniture and other fancy things. Life is good. For now. Betty seems happy.
She’s So Beautiful
At the country club, Betty is chatting and doing a bit of oversharing with the new snobby rich friends. That will come back to bite her. The maitre D arrives to tell her their table is ready and she goes off to scoop up her husband who is having a conversation with another man. She walks up behind him and hears him saying, ” She’s just so beautiful.” And Betty seems concerned as they sit down. Clearly, she is concerned he is having an affair. So here we go.
Later that night after dinner, they are home getting ready for bed. She asks him who he was talking about. He says a new girl in the office that the guy, Mitch, has a thing for. Only Mitch doesn’t work for him. Dan says he works in the building and she’s a receptionist. Betty asks what her name is. He pretends not to know. He says it is something with an L. Laura? Maybe? And just like that she knows. She stakes out the receptionist and learns her name is Linda.
Get Rid Of Her
Next we see the two on the beach with the kids. Things seem off. Then we see them at a later date. Dan says he has hired an assistant. It’s Linda the receptionist. Betty asks him how a receptionist is going to assist him in litigating multimillion dollar cases. Does she have a degree? Has she ever worked in a law office? Can she type? He says she’ll interview clients and do research. Betty asks, “Is she just so beautiful?” Dan says she is being childish. Betty tells him to get rid of her. Followed by “I mean it. Get rid of her by the end of the month or you can get out of this house.” Wow. When did she grow a pair? He doesn’t respond.
Cut to Betty shopping her ass off. She also calls the office and asks for Linda. She hangs up when she picks up. When Dan comes home that night, very late I might add, she confronts him about why Linda is still working as his assistant. Dan says that she made a big mistake. She doesn’t decide who works for his practice, and furthermore, if anyone is going to be getting out, it’s her. I’m glad she killed them both.