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It should be this week White Lotus included a trip to the opera, as it gave us a bunch of great performance changes along the way.
As the curtain rises on Sunday’s episode, Lucia makes love to Albie, and Portia wakes up next to a naked Jack. Meanwhile, Ethan wakes up to find a condom wrapper Harper has left out. When he confronts her, she collapses, admitting that Cameron had sex with Lucia. Ethan takes Molly, but swears he didn’t do anything with the girls and apologizes profusely. “You already lied to me,” Harper replies, but Ethan claims that he was just trying to keep Daphne from finding out, adding, “Don’t make a big deal out of it, please.” Oh, and Lucia and Albie have a hard time when he asks for two thousand euros for his, um, services. He didn’t realize she was a Levite, but he promises to get her money… and he still wants to see her tonight. He wants to see her again, too: “I love you.”
Over breakfast, Tanya muses about calling off her marriage to Greg and even wonders if she should have opened the station with Belinda last season: “Maybe she cursed me.” (Ha!) Albie tells Dom he needs to go to the bank, and when Dom gives him 200 euros, Albie says that’s not enough – and Dom starts getting pictures. He confronts Lucia, telling her to “stay away from my son” and warning her not to say anything to him about their own experiment. Elsewhere, Daphne suggests a trip to a winery for an afternoon drink, and Harper chimes in: “Maybe we can get some molly and hot temper.” Yes, this is a pot that is ready to boil.
Portia has a brief encounter with Albie in the hotel hallway before boarding a boat to Palermo with Tanya and her new gay BFFs, as well as Jack, who gives Portia an intimate tour of the boat’s cabins. At the vineyard, Harper downs her glass of wine in one gulp and asks for more while grilling Cameron about her college sex life. Ethan maintains that Cameron stole the girls he loved all along, and when Cameron admits that Ethan may have watched him have sex at the time, Harper chimes in: “So I guess old habits die hard, huh?” Back at the hotel, Valentina gives Isabella a warm greeting and teases Rocco. In fact, he informs her that he’s moving her from the front desk to the beach club because she’s always “distracting others.” (Mmm-hmmm.)
Dom is still angry when Albie asks to leave so he can have lunch with Lucia and Mia. Dom doesn’t want his son to see them (and Bert almost lets it slip why), but Albie insists that the girls are “victims of the af-ked-up system” and goes to join them. He tells Lucia that he has his money, but she tells him, “I don’t want money. I love you.”[(“Hawanimashogawahaliyajuu”Tanyaanashangaa)QuentinanajitoleakumpelekakwenyeoperailiakaoneMadame Butterfly huku Jack na Portia wakiamua kutoroka na kuchunguza mitaa ya Sicily pamoja.
Kwenye opera, Tanya anakaa kwenye sanduku na Quentin – na kumpungia mkono yule anayefikiri ni “Malkia wa Sicily” – na analemewa na hisia akiitazama opera hiyo, huku Quentin mwenye machozi akimshika mkono. Cameron anamvuta Lucia kando na kumwambia aache kumtazama mbele ya mke wake, na anamkumbusha kwamba bado ana deni lake la euro 1300 kutoka usiku mwingine, ambazo anaahidi kupata. Anamlalamikia Albie kwamba Cameron hakuwahi kumlipa, akiongeza kwamba anatishiwa kulipa na mbabe wake, na mtoto wa maskini anataka kumsaidia (bila shaka). Dom analalamika kwa Bert kwamba ukafiri wa mzee huyo ulisababisha ndoa yake kuvunjika. Bert anasema yeye na mama yake Dom walikuwa na furaha, lakini Dom anakumbuka mama yake akilia hadi kulala wakati Bert alikuwa ametoka kuvinjari: “Hujawahi kunionyesha jinsi ya kumpenda mwanamke.” Cameron anamgeuzia meza Harper na kumuuliza kama aliwahi kuwa na tatu – na anapoanza kumwambia kuhusu hilo, anaanza kusugua mguu wake! Zaidi ya hayo, Mia anamsumbua Valentina tena ili amwache aimbe, akitaja kwamba anajua Valentina ni shoga na “wewe na mimi tunaweza kufurahiya.” Na inafanya kazi, kwa sababu Valentina anamruhusu kuimba mahali pa Giuseppe.
Portia na Jack wanafurahi kuzurura katika mitaa ya Sicily, kula na kukimbia katika eneo la arancini. (Ona, alisahau pochi yake, na hakumruhusu alipe kwa sababu “wewe ni mwanamke.”) Harper anamwambia Daphne kwamba anafikiri “jambo fulani limetokea” wakiwa wamekwenda, lakini Daphne anaipuuza, akimshauri afanye hivyo. “Fanya kile unachopaswa kufanya ili ujisikie vizuri juu yake.” (Ana mkufunzi mzuri jijini, anakiri: “Labda unapaswa kupata mkufunzi.”) Wakati Lucia na Albie wako nje, anasimama kando ili kuzungumza na mvulana anayeitwa Alessio, ambaye anamshika mkono kwa karibu. Je, yeye ni pimp wake? Au hii yote ni hila tu kwa faida ya maskini Albie? Baada ya opera, Quentin anamwambia Tanya kuhusu wakati alipendana na cowboy wa Amerika moja kwa moja miaka iliyopita, lakini daima amekuwa akivutiwa zaidi na uzuri kuliko upendo. Jack na Portia wanarudi kwenye jumba hilo wakibusiana na kucheka, lakini anamwacha ili aende “kufanya jambo” kwa ajili ya mjomba wake. Na Tanya anaamka usiku akisikia sauti za ajabu na kufungua mlango kutafuta… Jack akifanya mapenzi na Quentin. Mama mia!
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