Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What I’m Watching: Episodes

Episodes: Season 5, Episode 2 “Episode 502” (B+)

I don’t think anyone expected the fallout from Matt’s unknowingly-televised sex act to be pretty, but this was quite extreme, with the clip making the rounds and everyone reacting at the same moment when something evidently quite explicit transpired. Matt was sleeping peacefully, blissfully unaware of what was happening, for a good deal of time, and then things went downhill for him fast. Matt’s agent dodging Helen’s calls while she was dodging Elliot Salad’s was entertaining, and Elliot told one hell of a profane story before telling Helen to fire Matt since he shouldn’t be hosting a show for families. Merc was thrilled about this latest development, coming to gloat as he packed up, and Matt got his revenge by inviting Merc into his office to see his newly cut window (into a hallway) thanks to his immediate rehiring following the release of some truly terrific overnights. Matt may not seem like the brightest guy - and he certainly isn’t - but sometimes he knows exactly how to play a certain situation, which he did very well here. Carol isn’t in much better shape, and smoking pot with her maid was therapeutic and social, but she still hasn’t left the house in some time. Beverly and Sean seem to at least be getting into a different rhythm, and I’m not sure I love where this wheelchair-audition plotline is heading. This show is capable of being depraved and funny enough without trying to offend the disabled, so I’m more than okay with that thread going nowhere.

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