Samantha is convinced that Regina is having an affair with someone; Andrea considers opening a coffee shop with Dena.
1-14: "The Affair" 2008.05.05
Posted May 2, 2008 @ 7:06 PM
Posted May 5, 2008 @ 9:12 PM
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Posted May 5, 2008 @ 9:39 PM
Another entertaining show, I hope it does not go down if the actors strike this summer....
Edited by J T, May 5, 2008 @ 9:40 PM.
Posted May 5, 2008 @ 9:41 PM
I'm assuming they use an accountant, and Howard isn't all that concerned about the details, just the bottom line. He just happily signs and waits for his refund check to be mailed to him, even though he does know about "The Internet".
Assuming Regina and Howard file taxes jointly, how could she hide the extra income from him?
There are lots of guys who leave the finances to the spouse. I used to work with a guy who had to call and ask his wife how much he made per year every time we got raises, so he could then figure out how big it was.
Posted May 5, 2008 @ 11:07 PM
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 1:24 AM
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 7:25 AM
I'm glad there was no CrazyChloe in this one. Looks like we won't be so lucky next week.
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 8:27 AM
The whole Howard-thinking-Sam's-on-drugs thing had me giggling like a loon.
Me too, especially b/c I could relate. When I was in college my dad couldn't understand where all my money went (rent, gas, clothes of course) and he actually asked me this a couple of times. It was hard to keep a straight face b/c it is such a typical parent response, especially from that generation of parents.
I thought this episode was so funny, Jean Smart is awesome. I loved that storyline.
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 8:29 AM
Also: can we get Winston Funk back, please? PLEASE?
I'm a little bit over Todd.
And Jennifer Esposito's sarcasm playing against Melissa McCarthy's undying optimism/exuberant hopefulness is comedy gold.
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 9:25 AM
I blame the strike. In a normal 22-episode season, they would have built this a bit more slowly, and probably had a minor reverse or two. Having to compress the arc into 13 episodes, they appear to have rushed it. Several other shows that I watch have done similar rush-jobs, IMO.
Does anyone else feel like the intensity of the Todd/Sam macking came from out of nowhere?
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 9:39 AM
Loved when Sam was eating dinner with her parents and asked to be excused. Regina looked at her plate, just like I do with my young kids, and nodded since I assume Sam had eaten enough.
Andrea and Deena were great together. "We can live in the apartment above the coffee shop and have great adventures!" Deena was funny with her story about having followed someone in the past.
This show is coming back, right? Right!?!
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 11:36 AM
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 1:22 PM
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 3:10 PM
In addition: is this Andrea/Dena coffee shop thing gonna pay off or were they just messin' around? What does Dena do for a living? And if they *do* buy the coffee shop, please please PLEASE don't let Sam become an employee there. That'd take cutesy way, way over the top.
Posted May 6, 2008 @ 5:02 PM
According to The Futon Critic, it already has been picked up for next fall.
I guess my problem with rush-job romance, particularly with this show, is that it'd be better to just end on a cliffhanger next week and pick this up in the fall (unless the show isn't getting picked up in the fall... yikes!)
Posted May 7, 2008 @ 7:26 AM
Posted May 7, 2008 @ 5:19 PM
I'm really kind of over, Todd, too, though. For a few eps there, he just sort of lost his charm and came off like a jerk. I'd be okay with Sam breaking up with him and moving on. I understand we're supposed to think they're meant to be, but I'd rather the romantic focus be on Sam finding love than on Sam-and-Todd.
Posted May 9, 2008 @ 8:40 PM
Posted May 13, 2008 @ 6:26 PM
And the "You could be president" killed me.
Who said that? I went back thorugh this episode, thinking it was a Deena quote, but could not find it. The closest I came was when Sam was in the couch and said "Have you thought of running for president?"