In a rare bout of continuity, Two and a Half Men followed up with Alan's Ponzi scheme from last week's "Three Hookers and a Philly Cheesesteak." And trust us, we're not complaining.
Watching Jon Cryer play Evil Alan is a real treat and a showcase for this actor's abilities. It's just rare for America's favorite sitcom to maintain any story arc beyond simple relationship premises.
Of course, the Ponzi scheme, like everything else in the life of sitcom characters, was resolved by the end of "That Darn Priest" - with no real consequences. At least it was cleverly tied in this season's Rose storyline, as yet another character learned the truth behind Manny.
Now with Gordon and Alan in, it's just a matter of time until Charlie learns the truth. Of course, the idiot came face-to-face with the mannequin and didn't put two and two together. Maybe he's blinded by love, or the constant drinking.
We just have to wonder, when Charlie does eventually learn, will he still be in love with his deceitful former stalker? Guess we're going to have to wait a couple months to find out, thanks to Sheen's forced hiatus.
Priest: Are you even Catholic?
Alan: I'm a big fan. The costumes. The music. Crackers and wine.
Priest: That's the body and blood of our Savior.
Alan: I know. Um-um good. Did you guys ever think of putting that in supermarkets like a Lunchable? | permalink
Alan: Your husband's a dummy.
Rose: To be fair, he wasn't the one who was fooled by a mannequin. | permalink
Alan: You're going to lose quite a bit of money by pulling out early.
Berta: Yeah well if Jimmy Lee did the same, I wouldn't need the money. | permalink
Alan: I hope it works out with your granddaughters.
Berta: They're 15 years old and pregnant. What should they look forward to - the next season of "Teen Mom?" | permalink
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