'Chasing the Saturdays' recap: Sats in the City

By Catherine Silver,

In episode 5 of this season, British girl band, The Saturdays, take on New York City.

The episode opens with bandmates Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, and Vanessa White sorting through the youngest member of the group, Vanessa’s, closet. Frankie and Mollie discover a questionable pair of pants and begin to tease Vanessa about her style judgement. The pair joke about the size of the pants and manage to both squeeze their tiny frames into each leg at the same time.

The fun and games continue as the girls head to New York City. While in the city, Rochelle is surprised by husband and JLS singer, Marvin Humes. The newly married couple haven’t had the chance to spend much time together since the wedding due to their hectic schedules. After learning that the pair have lost their dream house in London, Marvin shows up in Rochelle’s New York hotel room and almost scares her to death. He makes up for it by romancing Rochelle with a picnic in Central Park and the promise to search for a new dream home in London the following week.

The girls run around the city like tourists and try to squeeze in as much sightseeing as possible during their free time. Naturally, a must-see on Frankie’s list was seeing the Naked Cowboy in Times Square. He sweeps her off of her feet while taking a picture, and she says, “They don’t call me Frankie the Flirt for no reason!”

Una and Vanessa reminisce about the past, and strive to bring back “Fierceness,” the name they called themselves when they hit the town to party before Una’s pregnancy. Vanessa sets out on a mission to show Una a good time, since she had been in poor spirits all week. The outspoken redhead struggled with saying goodbye to her baby, Aoife Belle, who went back to London with Una’s mom to spend time with her father, rugby player Ben Foden. The duo get right back into the swing of things, but end up regretting their night out when the hangover sets in the next day.

The Sats did squeeze in some work commitments in the Big Apple by attending a Milly by Michelle Smith fashion show. The girls also performed an acoustic set for their record label in New York. Despite the daunting task of impressing important record executives and publicists, the girls impressed the crowd with their killer harmonies during "Chasing Lights," proving that they will be successful in breaking into the American market.



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