“Down on Your Luck”: Greek (S3: E5)
Posted by CJ Cregg on September 29, 2009
“How do you dress up as a sexy green been casserole?” –Casey
Oh noez! Is ZBZ slipping? Are they no longer the top house at CRU? This seems to be the case, as Ashleigh and Casey discover that their new pledges are hopelessly lame. (They watch Private Practice on a Friday night so they must be lame!) After being bumped off the coveted July page of the Gamma Sig calendar and onto November, it seems clear that ZBZ is no longer top banana. Nonetheless, Jordan manages to rally the pledges behind a new photo shoot for the calendar that gets them noticed. Sexy pilgrims and Indians! Oh how original! And how politically correct! (And wait, Panhellenic is not OK with the undie run, but they are OK with the sororities whoring themselves out to pose for this fraternity calendar? Hmmmm…)
Jordan tells Rusty she feels lost at CRU, so he attempts to cheer her up by lavaliering her, which for the non-Greek readership, means he gives her a necklace with his fraternity letters on it for her to wear. (Not that I know of anyone who got lavaliered at NU.) She solves her listlessness by applying to study abroad in Rome (my instant reaction: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!) Rusty is sad that she’ll be gone, so he doesn’t give her the necklace. She doesn’t get into the study abroad program (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!), so he lavalieres her anyway.
Evan and Cappie get jobs as caterers; Evan because he needs the money and Cappie because he wants to get one of the pretty employee’s numbers. But is it just me, or does Cappie totally have NO game anymore? When did he forget how to talk to girls? He’s losing so many cool points in my book, and Evan is still looking pretty good. (I do love me a Republican.)
At the final party at Doblers (and what episode is complete without a party at Doblers?), Ash makes significant strides toward finally forgiving Rebecca for making out with Fischer. And Ash and Casey vow not to let ZBZ go because they want it to be as awesome for their pledges as it was for them. I suspect they’ll start by not offering bids to ugly girls. Although their big problem is not that their pledges are unattractive, it’s just that they’re annoying. And it’s much harder to makeover personalities. (But I hope they succeed because the new pledge that had a starring role in this episode was soooooo annoying!)
All in all, kind of a downer of an episode. Not one of the better ones. But stick around, next week looks like it’s going to be pretty good!