In the season 6 premiere of Two and a Half Men, Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) bumps into an old fling (Rena Sofer) from nine years ago at the coffee shop. She just happens to have an nine year old boy, give or take nine months, that looks a lot like Charlie with her.
The kid's name? Chuck. Did we mention he's quite good at the piano?
Although Charlie always wore condoms with this woman, he does a little research and learns that manufacturing defects are possible. After his brother Alan (Jon Cryer) convinces him that fatherhood is one of the best things in life and having breakfast with his mother, Charlie heads off to accept responability for his actions. Charlie cuts a check for a generous amount for the time he's missed and promises to send monthly checks.
However, after Charlie leaves her apartment we learn she was simply baby sitting the kid for a friend and dressed him to look like Charlie and called him Chuck. Conned!
Meanwhile, Charlie and Alan go to drop Jake (Angus T. Jones) off at Judith's (Marin Hinkle). While there we see a series of men that look more like Jake than Alan: the exterminator, water delivery guy, and the mail man. Was Alan conned as well?
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