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'L.A. Complex' Recap: Tariq Mixes Business With Pleasure

Tue, May 1, 2012 10:02pm EDT by Andy Swift 3 Comments

Plus, Abby becomes a prostitute! (And they say L.A. doesn’t change people…)

Maybe I have a sixth sense for this sort of thing, but I knew Kaldrick King (Andra Fuller) was gay the moment he appeared on the May 1 episode of The L.A. Complex. The fact that he dropped lines like “come get my ass” and had perfectly sculpted eyebrows certainly didn’t help his cause — nor did his angry hook up with Tariq (Ben Watson) at the end of the hour. Yes, my friends, the King is a queen.

In other unsurprising news, Abby (Cassie Steele) may not be a good stripper — she didn’t know customers could touch her in the champagne room, which is like Stripping 101 — but it turns out she’s a great prostitute! She beat out Raquel (Jewel Staite) for a guest-starring role as a hooker on Cause of Death, which gave the aging actress another glorious frown line.

Seriously, just for a minute, can we discuss how God-awful Raquel is? Besides being a straight-up bitch, she’s also the literal embodiment of all that is evil and fake in Los Angeles. Kudos to Jewel for doing such a great job with her; Raquel is definitely one I’m loving to hate.

Moving onto more awkward topics, Nick (Joe Dinicol) remained completely clueless about the opposite sex this week. Not only did he completely strike out with a stand-in on the set of Connor’s (Jonathan Patrick Moore) show, but he also tried to kiss Abby — and that went equally badly.

And then there’s Alicia (Chelan Simmons), who enjoyed a glamorous night out with a washed-up child actor she met at the strip club — because, you know, that’s always a great place to meet fine, upstanding gentlemen. Ricky (Aaron Abrams) has a very Dustin Diamond-esque feel to him, and if you know how things turned out for that former Saved by the Bell star, I think you can guess what’s going to happen next. (Spoiler alert!)

What did you think of this week’s turn of events? Were you surprised to see Tariq go at it with the King? Are you holding out hope for an Abby/Nick pairing? And do you love to hate Raquel — or do you just hate her? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below!

— Andy Swift

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