Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What I’m Watching: Episodes

Episodes: Season 3, Episode 4 (B)

This episode wasn’t particularly bad, but it also wasn’t the strongest showing the series has delivered. Castor got to go into entirely new territory in this episode, bordering on completely despicable behavior when the news broadcast about the earthquake in Peru got him all too excited, and then ultimately using Merc’s insults as a way to relieve his most recent stressor. His end-of-episode hug and additional unexpected gift to Carol will surely foreshadow something that she doesn’t seem to dread at all. Merc’s return was lackluster in many ways, though the best part of his being there was who he was meeting with. Seeing Carol, Andy, and Myra all rebuke him in different, distinctive manners was great, and Myra was particularly hilarious with her telling groans. We got to see a bit of Stoke being truly airheaded, particularly when he asked to confirm that he didn’t actually have to give any money, and a moment of bonding between Morning and Matt that led to another humorous reference to the fact that she’s much, much older than she looks, something we haven’t heard about in a long time. Matt’s gig on Jay Leno and the funnyman’s guest spot didn’t do too much, though it was another important dramatic reminder that sometimes Matt’s life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Beverly’s obsession with the gift bag and her subsequent disappointment was an unusual opportunity for her to be materialistic and to get away from work to do something just as irritating in many ways.

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