Wednesday nights are posing an increasingly difficult choice of what to watch on TV. So instead of forcing myself to choose, I recorded it all and went out drinking.
But fortunately, I did see what had to be the absolute highlight of the evening, bar none: the conclusion of a two-part episode of Fox's "Trading Spouses." Last week was merely a cruel cock tease of last night's meltdown of (quite literally) Biblical proportions.
Marguerite Perrin was almost immediately a fish out of water in the D’Amico-Flisher home. An extremely devout Christian (she tried to toss any non-Christians on the TV crew out of her home at the end), she had major trouble with her new family's New Age beliefs. She spent the episode alternating between hysterical crying jags and shouting and cursing about her "ungodly" hosts.
The only thing she didn't do was start talking in tongues.
In this final scene from the show, Marguerite returns to her family and absolutely loses it over the "dark-sided" presence that had been in her home, and her family's lack of prayer for her while she was gone. (For the record, Jeanne D’Amico-Flisher is one of the sweetest women alive and was nothing but kind and generous to the Perrins. And Marguerite Perrin is one fat, crazy bitch.)
Each mother was able to allocate $50,000 to her new family in a manner of her own choosing. So will Marguerite keep Jeanne's "ungodly" bequeathal? Find out by watching what is among the best 6 minutes and 23 seconds of television ever broadcast.
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