Deborah Vance had a lot of hits in Season 2 of Chopbut as shown again in Thursday’s final, she never fails to pick herself up and get it done.
In the penultimate episode of season two, Deborah and her team found that self-funding their special was going to be a lot harder than they imagined. Jimmy’s big bombshell he left his company certainly didn’t help. With no subscriber base, venue or company to back it, it’s back to square one, but Deborah is nothing but persistent. your special did took off in the finals after some clever maneuvers, but how did it all play out – and which team member was fired at the end of the season? Let’s recap.
At the top is Deborah back in Vegas crashing an auction to snag a Kandinsky before Marty can. At lunch she finds out that he is getting married. She offers him the painting for free if he lets her film her special at the Palmetto. He agrees, saying he would have given her the room if only she had asked. There are clearly some lingering feelings between them. Will he really go through with this marriage?
Meanwhile, Jimmy and his “partner” Kayla (LOL) have trouble locking up customers. It turns out that Janet Stone is poaching everyone in town. More on that later.
During a conversation between Deborah and Marcus, we learn that Marty once gave her a diamond ring in Monaco some time ago. However, she chose to prioritize her business over her personal life. (So This is the reason behind all this steamy chemistry!)
Ava gets a call from Taylor, who offers her a gig beating up a pilot. She asks Deborah about it, but there is a conflict with the special’s filming date. She urges Ava to take the job anyway, since her writer has already seen the series umpteen times. Ava then tells her boss that she found an apartment in Vegas and it’s only 10 minutes away. “Oh great! I’ll tell my lawyers. Another benefit for them,” says Deborah. Unfortunately for her, it’s just a rental.
On the night of the taping, Janet visits Deborah in her dressing room. “He’s not a cutthroat,” says Janet, referring to Jimmy. “He doesn’t have the resources to support you alone. Think about it.” Deborah agrees to meet her on the street.
Ava leaves her LA gig early to surprise Deborah while she’s taping, and jokes about her having Cirque du Soleil tickets afterwards. Her presence seems to calm a nervous Deborah, showing just how far they’ve come.
The show starts and is going well until a man sitting next to Jimmy collapses and starts convulsing. The man is rolled away and eventually dies, which understandably puts a damper on the show. Jimmy goes back into the auditorium and lies to the crowd. “He’s fine, folks!” Everyone applauds. “Not the first man to fake his own death to get away from me,” she tells the relieved crowd.
She finishes the set and absolutely crushes it. In their dressing room, Jimmy continues the lie and Deborah tells him his father would be proud. She then throws Janet out of the room and tells her she’s great at Jimmy’s.
DJ admits it was hard hearing all of her personal stories on stage — especially things about her parents’ marriage that she never knew before. She is also afraid of becoming a mother herself. She didn’t realize that, Deborah did trying to be a good mom but still messed up massively. She fears she will do the same. “It doesn’t work,” says Deborah. “But it’s worth it.” (AWW!) Deborah shows DJ that she wore one of her jewelry pieces in the special and the two share a sweet moment.
Later we switch to QVC where Deborah is selling copies of the show titled “My Bad”. “I’ve always wanted to tell you that, the truth, whether I like it or not,” she says. The DVDs break a record for units sold in less than five minutes.
After that, Jimmy calls with news that every network wants the rights to her special (hello, bidding war!) and lots of press wanting to interview her. She pretends to be in the middle of a meeting and cuts off the conversation. But she is happy. Extremely happy.
The streaming rights to the special are sold and at a lavish party, Deborah thanks her team while sending her heartfelt salutes to Ava. (Double AWW!) The party turns out to be a great networking opportunity for Ava, and from the podium, Deborah can see just how in demand her collaborator is now.
Ava finds Deborah stealing a quiet moment alone. “We damn it did it!” she exclaims. Deborah then tells Ava that she was fired and Ava is shook. “You have to make room for your own work,” says Deborah. “You have to be a shark.” She mentions that Ava didn’t credit the special when she should have and the fact that she left her LA gig early. Deborah tells her that she needs to find her own voice. “You’re just like me,” she says, stroking Ava’s crying face. “You have to climb your own mountain.”
Ava is Not takes the news well. She wants to be wherever Deborah is. “That’s it? We won’t talk anymore? I won’t see you?” she asks through tears. “Oh, you’ll see me,” Deborah replies. “In court!” (OUCH.) Deborah walks away. And I am deceased.
Some time later Ava is back in LA and Jimmy calls with news. The pilot she was working on has been cast into the series and she is offered a job. Also, Deborah drops the lawsuit. As he talks Ava about other burgeoning opportunities, she walks towards her balcony as the camera pans to the TV. The TV is tuned to Deborah’s show on QVC.
So what did you think Chop fans? Rate the finale and season, then leave your comments below!
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