Published on October 24th, 2011 | by Bags Hooper2
Hung Season 3 Episode 4 Review: Partying Like a Rockstar, Pimp Relations & Rambo’s Revenge
Whoever said, “You can have your cake and eat it to,” did not face the trials endowed on Mr. Drecker (Thomas Jane).
Hung’s “F**k me, Mr. Drecker; Let’s Not Go to Jail” episode started out on a high note for Ray. He was having sex in a convertible with Logan (Kaitlin Doubleday), a voluptuous former high school student. Logan’s old-enough-to-legally-drink, vivacious attitude gave the 43-year old prostitute a burst of renewed vigor. After facing Lenore’s (Rebecca Creskoff) upstart, younger ho Jason (Stephen Amell) for three episodes, Ray was happy to have a younger woman take interest in him. Ray even joined Logan at a carefree house party and got down on the dance floor to “Play that Funky Music White Boy.”
While Ray was riding high (it’s really hard not to make a sexual innuendo joke when talking about Hung), Tanya (Jane Adams) was back in her meltdown-mode comfort zone. Lydia, Ray’s Rambo client, is a real cop. Oh, no!
Once again, Tanya turns to her pimp mentor and love interest Charlie (Lennie James) for advice. In the words of Charlie, “Most cops f**k for free… keep her gruntled… so [what] if your ho gets a black eye or two.”
And, once again, Tanya did not listen. She is Ray’s pimp when she is trying to give an order and assert control, but when things go south she quickly states that she and Ray are “partners”.
Adams and James continue to have great chemistry in all of their scenes. The two actors do an excellent job of playing the role of mentor and recalcitrant mentee as well as potential lovers. Is Charlie ready to heed Beyoncé’s words and “Put a ring on it?” Probably not. In the diner scene, Charlie specifically stated that liking Tanya was on the bottom of the list of reasons why he is with her. So, don’t expect any official boyfriend/girlfriend label to be placed on these two. They enjoy each other’s company, but right now convenience and an ankle bracelet are dictating their relationship.
To close out the diner scene, Charlie brings in the homerun with his line, “Why do you come to me for advice like I’m some magical Yoda Negro.”
Lenore decided to screw over Jason and his fiancé. Instead of giving them the TV they wanted, Lenore took them to the backroom and offered them a broken down TV (it actually looked like an old cathode ray tube television). Jason then asked for a raise to $400. Lenore shut down that request too.
It was just the opening Tanya would eventually need to try to solve the Rambo problem.
Ray decided to have lunch with Lydia to break up in a public place. He stated that he was going away, but then decided to have sex with Lydia one last time. It must have been the Rambo’s dress. The two went at it in the restroom. Then, Lydia slapped him.
When Ray’s negotiation failed, Tanya stepped in. Needless to say, Lydia saw through Tanya’s smokescreen lies and demanded that Ray show up as a burglar. That is when Tanya went to Jason for help. Jason switches over to Tanya’s employment for a $200 bump up from Lenore’s rate. Unfortunately, Lydia recognized that Jason’s package didn’t have the same look as Ray’s. Perhaps, Tanya should have given Lydia some warning that she was sending a new ho.
Ray’s ex-wife Jessica (Anne Heche) decided to get her groove on in Episode 3.4. But, hearing Matt (Matt Walsh) sing to her during sex didn’t quite turn her. It actually turned her off as she told Matt very amicably to get off. Jessica decided to stop by Ray’s to have him finish the job Matt couldn’t. But, to her chagrin, Logan greeted her.
Now, it looks like Ray is on the outs with a few women besides his wife. Lydia decided to arrest him after Ray accepted a $600 check from Logan. Ray’s neighbor also spotted Ray and Logan having sex on the pier. We haven’t seen Ray’s neighbor since their falling out over Jewish versus Middle Eastern hummus so perhaps she’ll be returning to the main story.