Wow, that all happened so quickly. “Avoid the Chinese Mustard” was easily one of the best episodes this season has offered, if not the best.
The half hour was heavy on the character development, as well as the laughs. Let’s get down to it, shall we?
First off, Miss Chatterbox from Mississippi was back, hoping to rekindle her relationship with Jake, which took place through extensive bouts of unpacking. It is so refreshing to see Jake back and behaving like his normal self; that is, stupid and naïve. I mean, he went AWOL all because of Missy.
From the first season, we have seen Jake do stupid things because of food and girls, so this should not come as a surprise. But he said he loved her and he went as far to get a tattoo of her name - and STILL she shot him down. I say: very good for him, you dodged a bullet there, friend.
Also, this is the first time in a very LONG while that Alan has been portrayed as a real father, as one to look to admire rather than a blubbering pathetic idiot. He was sincerely concerned about Jake going to jail; he even consoled his son and gave him advice, even though he still cried. It just goes to show that beneath all that creepy and slimy exterior, our chiropractor is still a good man.
In addition, it is evident that Walden is very lonely, as crazy Rose left him and Zoey does not want to get back together. So he did what all billionaires do? He hired an actress to play his girlfriend.
It makes you think: how many rich and famous people hire actors and actresses to pose as their significant others? Even The L.A. Complex touched on this subject.
But I digress. It was certain that Walden will develop actual feelings for this actress named Whitney. Unfortunately, she was as gay as a sundress. Nevertheless, tonight’s episode was superb in more ways than one. I do hope to see more of Whitney around, she is definitely a better girlfriend than Zoey already, despite that whole being-a-fake one thing.
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