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The Cleaning Lady Review – Our Father, Who Art in Vegas (1×07)

THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Guest star Ivan Shaw, ƒlodie Yung and Adan Canto in the ÒOur Father, Who Art in VegasÓ episode of THE CLEANING LADY airing Monday, Feb. 21(9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

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Oh, Marco, Marco, Marco.

That’s all I found myself muttering while watching The Cleaning Lady Season 1 Episode 7. 

I knew Marco’s arrival would be bad for business, but I never anticipated it would throw a wrench into everything that Thony has worked so hard for. 

Before I go all-in on my bashing of Marco, I’ll give the man some credit. He took a leap to speed up his visa and be with his family. That’s admirable. 

He also stole the 20k from Thony in hopes that he could use his gambling skills and double it. But that’s also where he royally messed up. 

It was a nice intention, but the risk is much higher than the reward. Some risks — like Thony double-crossing Garrett and working for the mob — have a high payout, but for a man with a gambling addiction, the odds of this ending well are zero to none. 

Marco took their only shot at saving Luca and flushed it down the toilet. 

He let his pride and his ego get in the way of saving his son, which isn’t something that can ever be said about Thony. 

When he began sniffing around her personal life, he had the nerve to judge Thony for working with a criminal as if she had all these other legit ways to save their son and decided on a life of crime instead. 

I was so glad when Fi put him in his place and reminded him that it hasn’t been easy for Thony and that she’s sacrificed everything. 

Who the hell does Marco think he is coming here and throwing his judgment around at this saint of a woman?

He then had the nerve to take it a step further by confronting Arman…. looking pretty ridiculous while doing so. Why would anyone think it’s a good idea to cause a scene at the mob’s casino?

This is clearly why Thony has been keeping things from him. And why she wanted him at arm’s length.

It’s one thing to talk such a big game if you can provide for your family, but in this case, they really are at the mercy of Arman. The saying “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” is fitting. 

The Cleaning Lady Review Our Father, Who Art in Vegas Season 1 Episode 7

THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Adan Canto, guest star Eva De Dominici and guest star Eric Ladin in the ÒOur Father, Who Art in VegasÓ episode of THE CLEANING LADY airing Monday, Feb. 21(9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

Marco isn’t wrong about Arman’s intentions behind wanting to help Luca as he definitely has feelings for Thony. Please refer back to their steamy makeout sesh for further proof, but Arman’s motives are neither here nor there.

By emphasizing that she’d run the idea by her husband, Thony made it very clear to Arman that she couldn’t be bought. She wasn’t the prize in exchange for the money to save her son. Arman knew he was going to give her all this money without anything in return other than the satisfaction that his dirty money saved a young boy’s life. 

Marco’s little outburst grabbed Nadia’s attention, and she immediately put two-and-two together realized that Arman had feelings for Thony. 

Truthfully, I was surprised Arman and Nadia patched things up as easily as they did considering their marital problems run pretty deep, but Arman came to his wife with the promise of a better life — the kind of life that she’s always sought out; the one where they are in charge and have the means to go clean. 

However, the reunion was short-lived the moment she learned about Arman’s proposal to save Thony’s son. 

She saw right through it, thought Arman was foolish, and didn’t want him to blow up their lives. 

On some level, I can agree with her about the last part.

It was pretty reckless of Arman to entrust Nadia with his plan to take down Hayak since she’s so hot and cold.  She can turn around and tell Hayak everything. If she feels Arman is threatening the lifestyle she’s used to, who knows what she’s capable of.

And if she doesn’t, the FBI is already onto Arman’s big plan to move the guns. 

Arman is good at what he does, but Garrett is one step ahead of him. And he has him right where he wants him.

Arman isn’t aware that Garret’s using a reverse telephone tactic and feeding Thony the information that’ll help his case, so Arman no longer has the upper hand. For now. 

By telling Thony that he knew about the gun sale to Noah — a fact that Garrett obtained illegally by snooping around the property in what was one of his most dangerous ideas to date — he was successfully able to stall the movement of the guns so that the FBI had enough time to pull a warrant. 

Arman played right into his hand, unwillingly.

And by pulling out on the deal, he also lost the money to help Thony with Luca’s transplant. I know that the surgery costs quite a lot, but based on Arman’s line of work, you’d think that he would have easily had upwards of 20k saved up to still pay Thony. 

Is he really just living illegal paycheck to paycheck? No wonder he wants to turn on Hayak. He’s underpaid for all those bodies he “takes care of.” Hayak should learn to value the people that make his whole empire turn. 

Thony was pretty understanding, all things considered. 

The one thing about her is that she’s constantly optimistic and hopeful that there is another way, even when things seem bleak. Sadly, with Marco’s decision to steal her life savings, this might be the one time where she truly feels like she’s run out of options.

In addition to taking care of a sick child, Thony doesn’t need to be dealing with Marco’s outbursts and gambling addiction. 

My guess is that — despite being the cleaning lady —  she’s going to call Arman to clean up her mess with her husband. 

And you know Arman will do so willingly because when Thony says jump, he says “how high?” even if he seemed completely crushed by the realization that she’s taken. I guess he never considered that there was someone else in the picture, so when she mentioned her husband, Arman’s demeanor changed completely. 

He adopted a hands-off approach and scurried right back to Nadia, which was the least attractive thing he could’ve done. It didn’t even come from a genuine place as he knew he needed Nadia to land a deal. 

I go back-and-forth between wondering if Arman is a bad man in sheep’s clothing, or if he’s a good guy stuck in a bad lifestyle. 

And can even leave that lifestyle behind? Because Nadia doesn’t seem to think that he can, and it’s a valid point.

Is everything he’s feeling for Thony — including the palpable and electric chemistry between them — just a temporary situation that will fizzle out moment the chase is done? I’d like to think that isn’t the case, but Arman has given up his whole family for this wealth (I think?) and power, so there has to be some merit to Nadia’s claims that he wouldn’t do well without it. 

Is it the chase for both of them?

So, that’s where we’re at. Thony realized that Marco judged her for doing what’s necessary to save her son’s life, got jealous of her boss, and decided to gamble and feed his addiction. 

If he loses all that money she worked so hard to save, Luca, who is jaundiced and losing time, will not survive. And without the money to pay the donor, she can walk at any moment. 

I hope they can salvage this situation, but my guess is that Arman will interfere at some point at Thony’s request. 

The show continues to keep me on my toes in the best possible way. What did you think of the episode?

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The Cleaning Lady Review – Smoke and Mirrors (310)

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The Cleaning Lady Season 3 Episode 10 seems to getting its groove back—and best of all, it’s forcing Nadia and Thony into each other’s orbits. 

The latest development in the storyline brings them closer than ever before as they focus on a common goal of taking Sin Cara down.

As the episode declared, Thony found herself in a rather tricky situation, stuck between Ramona and the FBI. Neither was going to shake her, which is no way to live. Thony needed an out, quickly, and when it presented itself, she didn’t hesitate. Ramona said something to Thony that foreshadowed what was to come and illuminated her path forward—in every situation, even the powerless ones, Thony always looks for the power; the upper hand. 

So, when pushed into a corner, Thony found the power and did what she had to do, confessing that she knew Jeremy was FBI (he thought he was so slick—the poor man had no clue that his cover was long blown) and leveraging it to save Nadia’s life…. by killing her, temporarily, of course. Arman would be proud of the way they continue to have each other’s backs. 

It did seem as though Thony was going to make a full venture into the dark side when she offered to “take out” Nadia, but that wouldn’t be in line with the character—and her alternative actually allows her to walk back the line to freedom and innocence. She’s pushed the boundaries for so long for the sake of her family, but now, it’s done more harm than good. 

And getting out isn’t as easy as one might think. She tried reasoning with Ramona to cut her loose after she proved her loyalty, but the problem was always that, just as everyone before her, the leader of Sin Cara saw what Thony was capable of and deemed her to be valuable, and thus, she would always dig herself in deeper. 

But now, after essentially blackmailing Jeremy into helping her pull off Nadia’s death to the world, Thony has a chance at finding some normalcy. As does Nadia, even if the initial shock has her blaming Thony for “taking her life from her.” It’s almost like she doesn’t realize she didn’t have much of a choice—either she faked her own death or she actually died. She may not be “free” while she’s hiding out in a basement, but at least she’s alive, an once they finally take down Ramona, she will be able to get that second chance to really live. 

It’s unclear if the goal is to take down Jorge as well. Nadia was about to enter into a lucrative partnership with him, however, once he realizes that Thony and Nadia are behind the attack on his sister, I think it will prove once and for all that his loyalties lie with his blood family. There’s no way Ramona goes down for running the Sin Cara cartel and Jorge still strikes a deal with Nadia—he’s opportunistic, but not naive.

However, if you really think about it, Nadia doesn’t need him for the new luxury business venture. He needs her way more as she’s the one who has built a name for herself and developed a high-profile clientele. The only benefit of Jorge was that he had the means to unlock all of Kamdar’s money—and I’m sure she’ll find a way to leverage her link to the FBI now to get what she wants. In fact, with The Cleaning Lady renewed for another season, I think that’s what I’d be most interested in seeing—Thony and Nadia working together to open up their own business that allows them to launder money in the background. Be their own bosses!

Thony is now in the best position she can be in—she’s proven her loyalty to Ramona tenfold; she saved her life with the rogue surgery, and then killed Nadia, something that Ramona thought she didn’t have in her. She was quick on her feet, as usual, coming up with a solution that benefitted them both. Never underestimate a doctor! 

Thony is now Ramona’s greatest asset, and she doesn’t suspect her of working with the feds at all. None of those emergency protocols will matter when there’s someone on the inside feeding information that’s going about undetected (which will also come in handy with finding where they moved. Camila!). 

Plus, she has protection with Jeremy in her corner while feeding him information that can bring down Ramona and eventually buy her and her family freedom. And it doesn’t seem like Russo knows anything at all, which means there’s less likelihood of word getting out about Thony’s double-agent duty. 

It is a good pivot for The Cleaning Lady after wrapping up the storyline on Arman Morales, all while restoring agency to the female characters who have proven they can weather any storm. 

What did you think of the episode?

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‘The Cleaning Lady’ Renewal News That Left Fans Seriously Shocked

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The Cleaning Lady has officially been renewed for a fourth season—but while TV show renewals tend to elicit excitement from fanbases, the Fox renewal is snagging some divided reactions.

Mostly, fans are expressing their shock that the show scored yet another season in light of Adan Canto’s real-life death, which heavily impacted the direction of season 3—and, according to many fans, not in a good way (though the creative forces behind it are trying their best to navigate a tricky situation). 

“This really surprises me. I miss Adam Canto but thought they did a good job this season. Thought for sure it would end its run this spring,” one fan wrote of the series getting the green light.

“Really? Why?” another simply pondered.

Someone else chimed in noting: “Surprising and yet not surprising, either. It was renewed for a season 3 with low ratings, so it’s not really surprising that it was renewed for a season 4 with even lower ratings. That being said, I thought they’d just end it this season after Adan Canto’s death. Not sure if this is a good idea or not.”

“The show is not very good this year,” someone else said, while elsewhere a fan mused that they thought there was “no chance.”

The surprises only continue as The Cleaning Lady is not part of Fox’s fall lineup, being held for the midseason instead. 

And in even more shocking news, Miranda Kwok, who developed the series, and Jeannine Renshaw, who was the showrunner during the third installment—taking on the difficulties of navigating a show without Canto’s Morales—will not be returning for the fourth season. If the person behind the show’s inception isn’t on board, it is surprising that the network has so much faith in a series currently averaging 2.2 million total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating.

Either way, there are plenty of fans who are surprised yet happy by the renewal as it allows the series to explore the future of the characters they love, like Thony and Fiona, without the added focus on Arman’s whereabouts. This season heavily tied into the grief of losing him, but hopefully, the slate is cleared next season and allows the storyline to flourish, with Thony making better choices and finding her groove. 

The renewal is said to be for 12 episodes, which will debut sometime in the spring lineup.

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The Cleaning Lady Review – From the Ashes (309)

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The Cleaning Lady seemed like it was gaining its momentum back with the twist on Jeremy last week, only for The Cleaning Lady Season 3 Episode 9 to fall flat once again. 

It pains me to say this, but I can’t get into Ramona and Jorge being the new big bad, on the heels of an actually terrifying man like Robert Kamdar last season. They just aren’t compelling enough, even as the series aims to remind us that Ramona is cutthroat and will kill when pushed up against a wall. 

Thony wanted to find a way to remain resourceful to protect herself and her family, and thus, she began looking into Ramona’s health. It wasn’t long before she found what no other doctor was able to figure out–she was not in kidney failure, she’s suffering lead poisoning from a lodged bullet from years ago. 

Moments after her discovery, Ramona was on the makeshift operating table as Thony dug out fragments and attempted to make the most out of this second lifeline. It all just felt a bit too rushed for my liking—the whole season kind of feels like they can’t wait to get to the next big thing, all while simultaneously giving the vibe that not much is happening when it comes to momentum. 

The Sin Cara cartel is dull—and nothing compared to what Thony previously dealt with. 

And it took her absolutely no time to also figure out that Jeremy was snooping around her house and not to be trusted. From those flashbacks, it’s unclear if she thinks he’s the cartel’s enemy or if she’s aware that he’s an FBI plant, but either way, Thony is not pleased that yet another person has been lying to her. 

Jeremy seemed like a promising agent at first as he figured out a way to get close to Thony and solved the big mystery at hand that Sin Cara is a woman. He was unassuming and was able to ask questions without it coming off too suspicious or nosy.

But then he made such a rookie move. He’s not the kind of person to underestimate Thony, so why wouldn’t he assume that she would check the cameras/notice that a chunk of time was cut out? 

But what now? Will Thony confront him and take his deal to work with the FBI and bring down the cartel? It’s a dangerous option for sure, but it might be the only way she washes her hands of everything and moves on. Having Ramona and Jorge in her life has only proven problematic, plus, bringing them down while working with the FBI would be the best revenge for Arman. 

However, Thony is so engrained in this lifestyle, I don’t think she’d ever openly trust the FBI either. She likes to do things herself and for herself, and I’d assume that would play a key role in her decision-making.

The whole cartel storyline is also getting quite muddled as now Jorge has set his sights on Nadia, and is hoping to leverage her power and money into creating his own dynasty, apart from his sister’s since he thinks she’s “holding him back.” When confronted, Jorge made it seem like Ramona was still holding the reins, so he’s playing on both fronts and likely seeing if he’s better off with Nadia or Ramona in his corner. Either way, I can’t say I’m too invested in this and simply want to see Nadia out of the game for good, right along with Thony. 

As for Fiona and Chris, it definitely seems like they don’t know how to include them—and that’s a shame since they had such prevalent storylines at the beginning of the season as we learned more about Fi’s past—so they are now on this goose chase to find Camila. 

It’s possible finding Camila will open the door to a corrupt part of Ramona’s business, and that will be a way to take her down. And hopefully, Chris doesn’t have to suffer the loss of a woman he loves in the process. 

“From the Ashes” surely felt like a filler episode more than anything, but we are also seeing Thony once again prove her resourcefulness and rise up from the pain and suffering of losing Arman. She’s gained Ramona’s trust—which has to mean something—and must leverage that to free herself from this mess. I guess knowing that Luca is thriving in school due to all the sacrifices she made and all the hoops she jumped through is proving to her that there’s a reason for everything. 

What do you think of the episode? Are you enjoying this season thus far?

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