Original Air Date: February 12, 2008
Tom R - TwoCents Staff Writer
During Season Three, we heard the mantra of The Carver over and over again: “Beauty is a curse on the world.” This episode flips that coin to dwell on ugliness in all its forms: Physical, verbal and spiritual.
Sean is lambasted in a review by TV critic August Walden. Urged on by Kate’s reminiscence of her bad reviews and Christian’s gloating, Sean heads to the man’s favorite coffee shop to rip into him. In a corner, pounding away on a laptop, he finds the hideously ugly Walden. Instead of the diatribe he planned, Sean tells him that he is so mean-spirited because of his anger at his own form. The next day, Walden arrives at McNamara/Troy for a makeover, fueled not only by Sean’s comments, but also by his crush on one of the barristas.