In the fifth episode of Dietland, “Plum Tuckered,” Plum Kettle (Joy Nash) experiences the harsh reality of dating in the final stage of The New Baptist Plan. Meanwhile Kitty Montgomery (Julianna Margulies) goes on the TV show Murphy’s Law. On air, host Cheryl Crane-Murphy (Rowena King) interviews Kitty about her controversial decision to publish the Jennifer Manifesto. Off air, Cheryl tells Kitty she came on “pretty strong.” She reminds Kitty that “our corporate overlords are the same guys getting threats.” Kitty replies, “You mean Stanley? He told me to do what I wanted.” Hmm.
Corporate Overlord Stanley is portrayed by Campbell Scott. He’s known for his roles on House of Cards (Mark Usher), Royal Pains (Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz), Damages (Joe Tobin), Six Degrees (Steven Caseman), and in the films The Secret Lives of Dentists (David), Roger Dodger (Roger), The Daytrippers (Eddie), Big Night (Bob), Singles (Steve), and Dying Young opposite Julia Roberts (Victor), among others. Scott is the son of the late Oscar-winning actor George C. Scott (Patton, The Hustler, Anatomy of a Murder). Dietland airs Mondays at 9pm on AMC.