The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 2 Review: Surface Tension

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Deann wasn't kidding when she told Mason that Terence is all about control.

If he wasn't he wouldn't be keeping his near-death experience on The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 2 to himself.

What is with that guy, anyway?

Growing Closer - The Arrangement

Part of me was hoping he would have gotten shot just so maybe something would have sunk into his messed up brain. Maybe he would have become humble. Instead, he's just as much of a bastard as before -- maybe even worse.

I wonder why Deann even stays with him. It's not like she doesn't have other people she can be with or turn to. I get that they are business partners, but I also wonder if he has something over her to make her stay. 

If I was her, I'd be long gone. He serves no purpose in her life.

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They're not even having sex, and it doesn't seem like she even wants to have sex with him, so what is the point of them being together?

They are in an open relationship and they both seem to be okay with that. Yet she's jealous of his encounters with other women, and he's pissed because they're not having sex with each other.

Again, I ask, why have a relationship at all?

Terror in the Garage - The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 2

I'd love to delve into their backstory to see how they met and the real reason they stay together. 

I'm sure it has to do with the Institute of the Higher Mind. Everything revolves around that weirdo organization. I can't believe they have their own talent agency. 

It makes you wonder how deep into Hollywood it goes. Maybe what we're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg and there's a whole world we don't even realize exists.

It's scary to think that people like this actually exist. What is it that compels people to become part of an organization like that? How can people fall into it so easily?

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It has to be hard for Megan to be dealing with everything she's dealing with right now. She's trying to keep her head on straight while working on her career and sorting out her feelings for Kyle. 

And, of course, she's trying to take down the Institute for the Higher Mind. 

Lisbeth on Repeat - The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 2

What was the deal with Lisbeth? 

I didn't quite follow what was happening there. Was she just repeating what she was told to repeat? Was she trying to warn off Megan, or was she just completely nuts?

There was almost no point for Megan to have visited her because the only thing she learned was that Terence tried to poison her. That was relevant because Megan was having the same kind of pains, but I'm sure there could have been another way to share that information with the audience.

Yes, things got a bit loopy and disconnected for a while.

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If you think about it, there was no point to Terence's near-death encounter when he didn't learn anything from it. The flashbacks were terrifying but didn't really move the story forward.

And the only thing we got out of it was Terence wanting to work with Megan to see what was causing her physical symptoms.

At that point, wouldn't she have gotten information back from the doctor about what he thought caused her to pass out? She had to have shared with him what was happening, right?

Flowery Dress - The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 2

Why would it have taken Terence so long to want to work with Megan on this issue?

This makes me think that Lisbeth has just lost her mind because if Terence was poisoning her, Megan would have jumped on it and had herself secretly tested by some other doctor.

At least that's what I would have done if someone told me they were being poisoned and I had the same symptoms.

Megan seems to have a plan, but it's not a very clear one. 

That's the problem I'm having with The Arrangement right now. It's not very clear where everything is going and how it's connected. We have weird encounters and then time jumps, and it all seems a bit haphazard.

Maybe it was just this installment.

Over to you guys.

What did you think of "Surface Tension"? What's wrong with Lisbeth? Was she on autopilot or just trying to warn off Megan? 

Why didn't Terence tell anyone about his brush with death? What does he have in store for Megan? 

Do you think James knows what Shaun is up to?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

If you need to catch up, you can watch The Arrangement online right here via TV Fanatic!

Surface Tension Review

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The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

Smart, principled, no bullshit. Is that the New Yorker in you or is that the narrative you crafted at IHM?

Creative Partners Agency Lady

Creative Partners Agency Lady: Terrence is an amazing talent, isn't he?
Megan: Yeah. Yeah, he is.