Katy Keene has a unique way of finding herself in messy situations especially as she navigates life post-K.O.
Her friends gave her some sound advice: to get over someone, you need to get under someone else.
And usually, that rings true. Katy, however, wasn’t ready until she saw K.O around town with Xandra.
The worst thoughts began whizzing through her mind as she assumed he had moved on and her friends were right.
So, Katy did her best to put herself out there and she didn’t just find one mediocre prospect, she found two seemingly great ones.
Katy’s experiences as a single New York woman have been less-than authentic on “Mama Said.”
I’ve never been to New York, but I imagine it’s similar to the dating scene in Chicago which consists of swiping right and going on some terrible dates with some loser dudes.
Will Buckingham may have been a bad kisser, but he was also a Vogue photographer, so that has to count for something.
And the second dazzling man — a prince! — fell right into her lap.
Prince Erroll and Katy always had chemistry, and once he called things off with Patricia — who was letting the royal lifestyle getting to her head — he came looking for the girl he just couldn’t shake.
It’s impossible to blame Katy for being smitten because here I was, sitting on my couch, completely gunning for this Princess Diaries part 3. I was all in.
Erroll put on a baseball cap a la You’s Joe Goldberg to remain incognito (whatever you say!) and assimilated himself into Katy’s life without any problems.
It was the perfect date as he gave Jorge some uplifting advice and then Katy the royal treatment, if you get my drift.
But unfortunately, the allure of Prince Charming caused both the audience and Katy to overlook all the red flags.
What kind of decent man would hit on the woman who has shown him nothing but kindness in front of his soon-to-be-bride?
That was the first red flag. The second one was that he didn’t want to be noticed.
We thought it was because he was a Prince and didn’t want to cause a scene, but it was actually because he didn’t want to be noticed cheating on his bride.
It’s unclear how Erroll thought this was going to play out, but he clearly didn’t think with his head.
The morning after, Katy was called into Gloria’s office and while it seemed like Patricia was going to chew her out, she asked for Katy to design her wedding dress instead.
Katy was understandably befuddled as Prince Erroll sat there embarrassed by his actions, and rightfully so.
He used Katy, lied to her about the break-up, and put her in an uncomfortable predicament that could cost her a job.
And worst of all, he knows she’s not going to say anything or rat him out because he’s a client and it would reflect poorly on her while also damaging his budding fashion career.
When Katy said she was royally screwed, she meant it in every sense of the way.
Erroll’s an ego-maniac who only thought out himself here, and man, I’m just peeved we fell for the charms and the sob-story of never being “able” to be himself. Please.
He essentially preyed on a broken woman who was recovering from a breakup.
And now, she’s going to have to suck all of that up and design the perfect wedding dress for his bride.
I don’t know how Katy is going to pull it off, but I hope she destroys Erroll for what he did while preserving herself in the process. After all, he said it himself, she always has an answer for everything.
It didn’t help that K.O. casually came over the morning after she may have regretted her royal romp and then informed her he was Xandra’s bodyguard and not ready to get into a new relationship.
K.O. is too good for this world — he’s too good for New York — and he’s 100% too good for Xandra.
Xandra was up to her typical meddling when she informed Alexander about Josie’s contract stipulation mere hours before Josie’s listening party debut.
It was an event that was very special to her because she was trying to prove to herself, her friends, and most importantly, her mom, Sierra McCoy that her singing career is more than just a hobby. She wanted to show her mom that she wasn’t wasting her time in New York while also proving that she’s an adult who can handle her own business arrangements.
Alexander ruined all of that when he showed up to the party drunk and called Josie out for agreeing to be his babysitter in exchange for a record deal.
It proved to Sierra that Josie was getting mixed up as a pawn in some toxic family dynamics and lord knows Sierra didn’t want to see another Riverdale Hiram Lodge situation pan out.
The former Mayor knew how to play her cards and threatened Mr. Cabot if he even thought about messing with her daughter, but in this case, I think Josie had it handled.
She proved that she wasn’t going to give in to Alex’s drama by refusing to follow him or ruin her big night (and thankfully, her friends reminded her of it), and when she began to sing, she proved she had what it takes to get a record deal all on her own.
Josie’s going to to make it big one day, y’all.
She patched things up with her mother who worried that Josie was going to find herself in a toxic relationship like she previously did, and I’m not so sure Josie understands the gravity of Alexander’s addiction.
He says he’s doing better and meeting with his sponsor, but he’s relying too much on Josie to be his lifeline. That’s an immense amount of pressure to put on someone, especially someone with dreams and passions of her own.
I would have to see Josie’s career hit a snag because she prioritizes a man.
Jorge may not know who Ginger Lopez is just yet, but he damn well knows what Jorge stands for.
While Jorge lost the Miss Washington Heights pageant and his prime-time spot at Molly’s Crisis to mean girl Deveraux (who also tried to sabotage him! what a drag-off!), he won something much bigger — a fairy God Mother.
Vee Vee aka Francois offered to be Jorge’s fairy drag mother because he was the only real queen up on that stage.
Jorge, baby, I’ve never been prouder.
A partnership between Francois and Jorge is going to be fun to watch, especially as Jorge gets the mentorship he needs and climbs his way to the stardom that will allow everyone to see him shine. Plus, it intermingles Katy’s two worlds in a fun way!
Other Dazzling New York Musings
- Pepper is lying to herself about Raj being just a casual thing. They’re compatible and great together and he keeps her in check. He’s the only one she hasn’t been able to fool, which says a lot.
- She was also called out for being a con-artist, which made me question the story she told Josie about her father cutting her off. As she begins to teach DiDi the ropes, we’ll likely get a lot of insight into who Pepper is at her core.
- Does anyone else think Patricia is a dead ringer for Blair Waldorf?
- It seemed like Gloria was warming up to Katy initially, but after the interaction where she dug up Katy’s mother’s file and then didn’t tell her the truth about why she was fired, she’s definitely hiding something. Did she know Katy’s mother? Is she L.L? Were they in love? Did she get Katy’s mother fired because she hated her and she’s taking it out on Katy? I have so many questions.
- Why wasn’t Jorge’s hunky boyfriend at the pageant supporting him? Was he putting out fires? That must be it.
- Chubby singing with Josie made me so happy.
What did you think of tonight’s episode of Katy Keene?
Do you want to punch Erroll in the face for what he did or are you ready to hear his side of the story?
Should Josie break up with Alexander?
New Couple Alert: ‘Katy Keene’s Lucy Hale and ‘Riverdale’s Skeet Ulrich Spotted Kissing
This is one couple you didn’t see coming! Who would’ve thought we’d ever see a liar dating a serpent?
Pretty Little Liars and Katy Keene alum Lucy Hale was spotted packing on the PDA with Riverdale star Skeet Ulrich on Sunday, February 21!
Photos of their romantic outing were captured by Page Six.
You can see the 31-year-old star leaning in for a kiss with the 51-year-old actor.
The duo were also spotted holding hands at the table.
Once they finished their meal, they put on their masks and the “Scream” alum embraced the actress from behind.
Ulrich previously dated Megan Blake Irwin and were criticized for their 20-year-age difference, which she defended.
While Ulrich and Hale starred in sister-show’s on the CW, they never crossed paths. Ulrich recently wrapped up his five-season arc as Forsythe Pendleton Jones II (FP Jones) on Riverdale, while Hale starred in the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene as the titular character for one season before it got canceled.
Neither Ulrich or Hale have commented on the relationship.
‘Katy Keene’ Cancelled at The CW After One Season – ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Looking for New Home
After weeks of waiting, The CW has decided against renewing Katy Keene after just one season.
The network announced that the Lucy Hale-led Riverdale spinoff will not be picked up for season 2.
Katy Keene was the only series awaiting a decision after the network’s bulk renewal back in January, which saw all of its scripted shows get renewed including freshman dramas Batwoman and Nancy Drew. All shows are scheduled to return in January due to the coronavirus production delays.
Show creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Instagram to share the news with fans alongside a photo of the cast, writing, “From the first #katykeene table read. It seems like a dream. So proud of this show and the beautiful souls who came together to make it.💔.”
Hale commented writing: “I am …devastated. But love you all so much.”
Julia Chan (Pepper Smith) chimed in expressing her gratitude: “Love you, Roberto and Michael and my beloved @cw_katykeene family. Eternally grateful. ♥️”
Hale also addressed the fans directly on Instagram Live. “Sad to deliver this news ! But I love the show. I love what it stands for. And mostly I love YOU. To the cast, crew and all involved. I adore you,” she captioned the clip.
Katy Keene May Be Part of the Riverdale Universe, But It’s Far Removed From the Dark Murder Series
When you first heard about a Riverdale spinoff, I’m willing to bet you didn’t think it would be a series revolving around the fashion and music industry, but that’s exactly what you get when you tune into The CW’s Katy Keene.
Devoid of murders and darkness, the series (based on the Archie Comics), spearheaded by Lucy Hale in the role of the titular character, shines bright amidst the supernatural vibes of its sister shows, Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the oftentimes supernatural lineup embraced on The CW.
In place of those murder mysteries that tend to envelop the residents of Riverdale, Katy Keene sets the stage for a coming-of-age tale that propels themes of hopefulness, following your destiny, and chasing every opportunity.
Some of us might say — the ones that were old enough to have watched Gossip Girl and Sex and the City when it aired live, anyway — that the series is the younger sister of those fashion-centric show, and fills the void they left behind quite nicely with its bubbly depiction of New York’s elite, always-on-the-go, and hook-up heavy aesthetic.
But don’t be fooled — the show’s optimistic outlook doesn’t mean it’s without its fair share of drama.
Like Riverdale, Katy Keene relies on a formula of convoluted mysteries and twists, and it thrives on throwing its characters into unpredictable and messy situations, albeit, with less murder and serial killers.
And New York, much like Riverdale, can make or break you in a minute; it can snuff out that very hope it evokes and destroy the opportunities it’s made possible until you’re left feeling more alone than ever.
Katy Keene focuses heavily on its ensemble cast — heavier than Riverdale at times — giving each of its characters a storyline to dig into.
The circumstances of the Big Apple — rent as tall as the skyscrapers and the competitiveness of its inhabitants — brings Katy, an aspiring fashion designer, closer to Jorge/Ginger Lopez (Johhny Beauchamp), an aspiring Broadway star, Pepper Smith (Julia Chan), an aspiring business owner, and Riverdale’s finest, Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), an aspiring singer.
Much like Riverdale’s core four, this unit relies on each other to navigates life’s up-and-downs.
For Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, these trials and tribulations tend to consist of dark forces and mysteries such as figuring the identity of the Black Hood, the Gargoyle King, and how to escape and stop an organ harvesting cult, among others.
Katy Keene, however, offers up a dreamlike vibe while showcasing real and more relatable issues of navigating your upper 20s with the focus being on every millennial’s struggle to juggle the pursuit of a dream career in an overpriced city alongside a romantic life.
Alex says it best — you’re no one in this city without money — and thus, a lot of the drama revolves around financial situations.
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