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'Katy Keene' Episode 7: A musical with a sparkle of intense drama mirroring real issues

As Gloria Grandbilt puts intense pressure on Katy Keene to conjure up a wedding dress that could change her career, her roommates further their career agendas as well
UPDATED MAR 20, 2020
Jonny Beauchamp (The CW)
Jonny Beauchamp (The CW)

Spoilers for 'Katy Keene' Season 1 Episode 7 'Chapter Seven: Kiss of the Spider Woman'

'Katy Keene' took away the darkness that 'Riverdale' provides with a musical in this episode titled, 'Chapter Seven: Kiss of the Spider Woman'. As Gloria Grandbilt (Katherine LaNasa) puts intense pressure on Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) to conjure up a wedding dress that could change her career, her roommates further their career agendas as well.

Donning impressive wardrobe choices, the cast performed songs from the 1993 Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman. The source material was the recipient of the 1993 Tony Award for Best Musical and is based on a Manuel Puig novel. While the series is no stranger to musical numbers, it feels as though while they explore the storyline of all characters, they seem to run with the narratives a little too fast. But needless to say, this episode took the likes of fashion, drama and romance to the soundtrack that dealt with real issues. Jonny Beauchamp shined bright as Molina and the Spider Woman but was that enough for investors to put their two cents in?

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Yes, he did throw a slight tantrum not wanting to share the spotlight with Josie because he wanted to play the Spider Woman as his drag persona Ginger Lopez. His diva-ness toned down a bit when it was decided that Josie can perform as the Spider Woman in from of talent scouts and he can still have his time in that character. It was a beautiful rendezvous to say in the least, and Jorge's father saying my "son was a star" may have been the cherry on top of a very powerful moment.

As it goes in reality though, his father may have been proud of Jorge but still was not accepting of who he was, showcasing very real and hurtful issues that people face in our world of judgment and expectations. While Jorge's boyfriend Bernardo (Ryan Faucett) still has his back, it seems as though Jorge is working hard to gain some sort of closure from the man who thought his son was too feminine all this life. Maybe Jorge's mother was right, maybe this is too much for Mr Lopez? 'But his father giving him a compliment is a step forward in their relationship because when Mr Lopez initially found out that his son was gay, he didn't speak to him. So this compliment, although small, could mean that love hasn't been lost yet.'

Ah, and for our favorite 'pussycat', Josie was offered a gig at The Apollo by an agent that saw her incredible performance.

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Katy, on the other hand, is in a wild dilemma. She has slept with Prince Eroll (Saamer Usmani) who's stuck in a relationship he doesn't want to be in but can't break off his engagement because that would embarrass the Royal family. To top that off, Eroll's fiancee, Patricia Klein (Erica Pappas), may not beware of Eroll's and Keene's mischief but Katy wasn't going to be stuck making her Patricia, her wedding dress of a lifetime. While the "I miss you's" from Eroll may give Katy the jitters, she has her brand and her career to think of — she turned him down.
There's also Guy who seems to be getting along with Katy quite well. Is she about to mix business with pleasure again?

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Pepper is an interesting character to say in the least, from the sneaky ways to her snide remarks, she seems to know how to get her work done. Finding a way to convince Xandra (Camille Hyde), Alex (Lucien Laviscount), Josie and Jorge to get the show moving she may have promised too much, and we don't know if she will be able to keep up her side of the promise. She has immense skill when it comes to turning the investors over to her side, her confidence seems to be an integral part of her character makeup. It may also land her in some hot water, we shall wait and see.

The ending hurt a bit as Jorge and Bernardo got attacked in a string of LGBTQ attacks. We'll have to see what next week holds for us.

'Katy Keene' airs Thursdays at 8 pm EST on The CW.