Dietland Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Belly of the Beast

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You have to love when a show has you begging for more information. 

Plum had something of an awakening on Dietland Season 1 Episode 6, and it was a long time coming. 

As I've been saying since day one, Plum has been keeping all of her feelings deep within herself. Even when she exploded on the guy on Dietland Season 1 Episode 5, she still hadn't fully embraced herself or her anger. 

Plum Explains What Happened - Dietland Season 1 Episode 6

The day after everything happened, Plum tried to sweep the whole incident under the rug. It was almost as though she felt she deserved to be treated in such a terrible way. 

The conversation between Sana and Plum was enjoyable. I had been impatiently waiting to hear more about Sana since the first day we met her. I loved the way she asked Plum to explain what happened to her before she told her story. 

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Hearing Sana talk about her father being the one who threw acid on her face was heartbreaking, but what really got me was the forgiveness. Sana could easily dwell on what happened to her and close herself off, but she's grown from it. 

Sana - Dietland Season 1 Episode 6

I am still on the fence about Calliope House. There is still some good which comes from being isolated and forced to face your feelings, but I see Verena as an extremely manipulating woman. 

I know she kept saying she doesn't want to control Plum, but there is still the sense of control especially when she locked Plum in the room. Sorry, but if I had the control, I would be able to get in and out of my room easily. 

Another question I have is about Julia's role in all of this. We knew she was connected to Calliope House, but it will be interesting to hear how much investment she has in them. What is the relationship between her and Verena? 

Who She Is - Dietland

I can't talk about Julia without mention the beautifully vulnerable scene of Julia's "magic trick." I appreciated the rawness of Julia taking off her makeup, lashes, wig, etc. It showed how much Julia had done to infiltrate Austen Media, but even more how much it takes for a woman to be the "beauty" that Plum covets so much. 

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She made some great points about her not being able to even get through the Austen Media doors if she looked like a regular woman. Julia had been playing the part for so long that it's shocking she never lost her way. 

Speaking of Austen Media, I was completely disgusted by Stanley's reaction to the Jennifer group. The way these men were talking was appalling. The sad thing about the meeting was the realness of it. 

Julia And Kitty - Dietland Season 1 Episode 6

This show is trying to put forth the ugly truth of what happens behind closed doors especially those with power. It's not only showing the ugly side to what these men discuss but also shows the ugliness of Kitty. 

Kitty's reaction to Julia was horrible. We've talked a lot about how Plum needs to embrace her anger, but it seems as though Kitty has fully embraced hers while also wanting to take it out on everyone around her. 

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There was no way Kitty was going to accept Julia's apology, but again Kitty showed her true colors. Instead of Kitty being angry about getting pushed out as editor maybe she should embrace being the VP. 

The Art Project - Dietland Season 1 Episode 6

That was a chance for Kitty to funnel the anger she is feeling into proving she's a strong woman. She could prove all of her critics wrong, but instead, she wants to wallow in self-pity and try to bring others down with her. 

Did Dominic really think Kitty would be able to help with the photo from Calliope House? Kitty's in her own little world – she never bothered to get to know Julia. 

It was odd when Dominic thought he'd be able to get access to Plum when he went to Calliope House. Is anyone else just a little bit confused when it comes to him? 

Plum Tells Her Story - Dietland Season 1 Episode 6

I understood the whole trying to get to the bottom of Jennifer, but it's almost like Dominic has his own personal vendetta against Calliope House. I may be reading too much into it, but his actions are just very odd. 

Of course, the most peculiar moment had to have been when Plum finally got the chance to look at Marlowe's art project which was the most popular videos from a porn website. 

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You could easily be uncomfortable in the room, but Sana made an interesting case for herself and Plum. The women you see don't look anything like them; they're perfect. And their lives are crap. It was this thinking which finally brought Plum's anger to the surface. 

Sana And Plum Talk - Dietland Season 1 Episode 6

Verena's response to Plum finally waking up was thought-provoking. What does this woman have up her sleeve and why does she want Plum? I cannot wait to hear the truth about Calliope House and who Verena is. 

Now it's your turn to tell me what you think. 

What do you think Calliope House is? Do you think Verena is up to something? What are your thoughts on Dominic?

Let me know in the comments below. 

Remember you can always catch on the season. Watch Dietland online now via TV Fanatic to catch up on everything you missed. 

Belly of the Beast Review

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Samantha McAllister was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in November 2018.

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