Calling everyone else the background players is not totally fair but I needed a way to lump them all together, or else you'd be sitting here reading my snark for days.
If I could talk to anyone in Rosewood, I think I'd like to talk to the Chief of Police. Why? To ask him how he does not find Ian suspicious and menacing. In this episode, Ian looms in the dark drinking things with a smug look on his face. At least he's well dressed, albeit a very preppy style.
It looks like he ran into a J. Crew outlet and came out looking like an accountant. My personal favourite are his shoes - so casual and perfect for running from the scene of the crime. I'm onto you!
While Ashley seems to be of the same monochromatic mind frame as Jenna most days, you have to appreciate that she knows how to wear it well. By day, she's a personal banking officer who secretly stole $50,000 from a dead woman...but by night? Woman is a danger cat.
I can't talk about a black pantsuit at length but check out that silhouette. That is a woman in great shape, my friends. I know she has potential for a vicious cat fight because I used to watch Melrose Place, but I'd trade it all in for something daring in her wardrobe. Oh who am I kidding, I want a cat fight.
There is something about Byron's voice that just irks me. I can't put my finger on it but at any rate, were he one of my professors in university, I would have had a little crush on him because he wears dark denim. Most of my profs wore ill-fitting plaid shirts with pleated pants or Wrangler jeans. If that's your style then go for it, but stay out of my sight line...
Dear Caleb: Now that you're living in a lovely home with a fully kitted out bathroom, why is your hair unmanageable? I think someone's been dipping into Hanna's volumizing shampoo - and liked it. My only qualm with Caleb is that they try too hard to paint him as the bad boy vagrant with his clothing.
Is army green a requisite for bad boys? I'm not loving the jeans either but as with Toby, we've all seen what's underneath, so right now we're caught in a deadly cat and mouse game of "who looks better with his shirt off?"
I would have almost believed Ella was having fun with her daughter, but the lacklustre tone in each line she delivers leads me to believe that someone is drinking at home...alone. Ella always looks professional when she goes to school and I love the coat she's wearing here, especially the cuffs. It might be a minor details but it counts.
I'm not crazy about her top with its weird ascot-like detail; I see no purpose other than drawing attention away from the fact that she's wearing two watches. I realise one is probably a bracelet but I like to think she was so desheveled trying to conceal her affair with her husband that she wore two watches. One is set to Mom Time and the other to Sexy Time.
Mike! Look at you with your dialogue and graphic tee that I'm curious where you purchased. He's wearing some army green of his own, so maybe today was a Bad Boy day for the misunderstood Montgomery.
So you might be thinking there's nothing interesting about a red hoodie, but I say stop that thinking and see the subtext - his hoodie fits! I consider it a small victory but a victory nonetheless.
And last, but certainly not least, we have Veronica Hastings. Compared to Ashley, Veronica is toning down her sensuality by wearing more matronly tops. This ruffled business would usually turn me off from positive thoughts but I think it works. Veronica is a serious woman with a serious career and she doesn't need to be slinking around in tight black power suits.
I'd love to see a cat fight between her and Ashley; I think they're both ruthless. I wonder how many fountains Rosewood has for cat fight purposes?
Random Background Character Bonus!: It doesn't matter who this background artist is. All that matters is the awesome trench he's wearing. Couple that with his smart leather briefcase and we've found ourselves a fashionable Rosewood man.
I'm destroying the edge of my seat in anticipation for next week. Now that Jenna's been slapped, you know she's going to bring the crazy. Until then, friends!