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Reunions, and Tranq Darts, and Funerals! Oh my! A Spoiler-Free Review of Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

Alex McCormick ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Editor

Busy Philipps guest stars on tonight season 2 premiere of Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23 at 9:30pm.
Photo Credit: ABC/KELSEY MCNEAL

The season premiere of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 is one of the better openers of this season. The episode, entitled, “A Reunion…,” features June (Dreama Walker) trying to convince James Van Der Beek (James Van Der Beek) to do a Dawson’s Creek reunion. With guest stars Busy Philipps, Frankie Muniz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

The episode was very, very solid. Chloe (Krysten Ritter) is an incredibly well-written character and Ritter does a really great job making her seem like a complete monster, while still making her seem remotely human. “A Reunion…” sees a great shift for Chloe; with this episode, she is both completely relatable and absolutely insane.

The second season sees a minor cast change; Liza Lapira, who played Robin, June and Chloe’s neighbor who has an obsession with the latter, has been demoted to recurring status, while Ray Ford, who plays Luther, James’ assistant, has been promoted to the main cast. As a big fan of Lapira, I am not particularly happy with this, but I understand her demotion; even in the first season, Robin didn’t have much of a role beyond a partial foil for June. Ford’s promotion, however, is absolute genius and very well-deserved. In the first season, Luther was kind of forgettable, but it is quite clear that with this promotion comes a great, hilarious, scene-stealing character.

Because of Ritter and Ford’s incredibly hilarious one-liners, they share this week’s MVP Award. (Honorable Mention: Busy Philipps)

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