We begin with the whole group in Bobby and Andi’s living room. Will announces that he is officially single and ready to mingle. It’s been four months to the day since he signed his divorce papers, and he’s ready to dive back in.
I was already confused by this episode because Andi is clearly pregnant and she was not clearly pregnant as of the last episode. But that episode was when Will’s ex served him the divorce papers, so now the timeline makes sense.
Will reveals that he hasn’t asked a girl out on a date since 1998, and Kate doubts his ability to handle modern dating. She offers to be his wing woman, but Will thinks he can do just fine on his own. He’s a 35 year old handsome doctor, after all. Kate is not convinced and predicts that this will end with him “crying in the shower while masturbating”.
The next scene is right after pizza has been delivered. This living room is starting to feel comfortable to me as a viewer. We are seeing it as the everyday hub of the group, and that’s an important location – and concept – to get right.
Back to the pizza. Everyone is having pepperoni, except Jules and Lowell who are sharing a “meat-free, cheese-free, fun-free soy pizza”. When Lowell leaves the room to get drinks, Jules gets right in Bobby’s face and says, “Let me smell your meat”. She might be a vegetarian for Lowell, but she misses the smell of meat real bad.
Kate points out that Jules always turns into the guys that she dates.
- Dated Canadian guy, started saying “aboot”
- Dated British guy, started a soccer riot
- Dated a pothead, sat around all day eating Hot Pockets and not following conversations
Jules protests that she’s just open to new experiences, but she really loves her new healthy lifestyle. It’s pretty believable until Lowell brings out Kombucha, which is apparently a type of fermented tea.
Then Andi emerges from the baby’s room and has an announcement:
Oh my God it’s started. I can smell everything. That pizza smells gross, that diarrhea you’re drinking smells gross, and Bobby you smell really, really gross.
Andi is in the super smell phase of her pregnancy, which means her hormones have kicked in and she can indeed smell everything. The next smell she notices causes her to question which one of the dudes went to a strip club today. There’s a moment of silence, and then Kate tentatively raises her hand. When she receives surprised looks in return she just shrugs and says, “I like looking at dongs”.
Next we are with Will in the cheese section of the grocery store. He’s trying to hit on ladies by imparting smooth bits of cheese and wine based knowledge. Kate was right when she predicted that this would be a problem for him.
Now it’s the next day, and Kate is having lunch with Jules. Kate offers Jules a bite of her burger, and naturally Jules can’t resist just one taste. When she’s offered a second bite, though, Jules really gets into it. She rips the burger out of Kate’s hands and transforms into Brooklyn Decker’s Carl’s Jr./Hardy’s commercial self.
She takes a big bite, and then pulls her hair down from a bun and tosses it back and forth. Wind appears from out of nowhere, blowing off her scarf and making her hair blow back like she’s on a windy beach in slow motion. The music turns raunchy as Jules moans her appreciation for the delicious burger. This is is like the R-rated version of Marshall’s ode to the perfect burger on How I Met Your Mother!
Kate observes that the burger might be enjoying this as much as Jules is. Then a huge blob of mayo shoots out of the burger and onto the table, and Kate concedes that the burger might actually be enjoying it more.
We’re back at the house now, and Jules is lying – poorly – about having a salad for lunch. Will casually asks what Kate is doing that weekend, because he thought maybe they could go to a bar together. It takes him a minute to break down, but he admits he could use her help.
Andi emerges with her super nose on the hunt for bacon. She can smell-tell that someone had a bacon cheeseburger and she needs to pinpoint the source. She tries to back off when she realizes Jules is the culprit, but it’s too late. Jules looks super guilty and confesses that she ate the burger – and she loved it.
Poor Lowell is heartbroken that she lied to him, but he doesn’t mind that she loves meat, like, so hard. He just wants honesty between them. Jules apologizes, Lowell does some sort of clearing the air gesture like he’s having a spasm, and they survive their first fight.
Andi comes downstairs – when did she go upstairs, I didn’t even notice? – and pulls Bobby aside. She’s moved into a new phase…
The super horny, I want you to do me RIGHT now phase.
That is new, I like it.
So get rid of everyone, meet me upstairs, I’ll get started
Yeah but how are you going to get started without…ohhh
And with that, Bobby kicks everyone the hell out of his house.We end up at the bar with Will and Kate. Kate leads with some solid advice:
A woman decides if she wants to sleep with you in the first five seconds. Whatever you say in that first moment clinches the deal.
Despite this advice, Will totally blows his first attempt. Kate takes the lead for his second attempt, but he screws up that effort as well. New strategy becomes that he says as little as possible, and she gets him laid.
Awkward Will trying not to talk too much equals Thor. I was surprised to realize this, but there was an uncanny Thorness about him when he said “I am Will. I hail from New…” Luckily Kate interrupted and sent him off for beers. She chit chats with the girl they’ve met – Chaz? Jazz? Let’s go with Chaz.
Chaz reminds Kate of herself, and she also compliments Kate on her amazing eyes. When Will returns, Kate makes her exit and reminds Chaz that he’s a man of few words. Chaz finds this sexy (it might be the alcohol talking) even though Will is basically responding monosyllabically at this point. Chaz reveals that she wants Will – but she wants Kate as well. She is very clear about how she wants to have sex with both of them.
Will doesn’t think this is a good idea, but Chaz silences his protests with a kiss. Suddenly Will is on board with this threesome idea! This should be an interesting set up, given the chemistry between Will and Kate, and their love/hate relationship.
Will doesn’t actually tell Kate what’s going on, though. He just says that Kate drove him there, so she needs to drive him and (drunk) Chaz back to her house. Kate mutters about how she’s such a good friend, it’s like there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for him. That’s what Will is counting on!
When we check in on Andi and Bobby they’ve just finished a seriously intense lovemaking session. Bobby feels like he could sleep or twelve hours, but Andi is ready to go again. She just had an amazing orgasm, why would she want to stop? Bobby explains that marathon sex night after night has left him exhausted, but Andi says he can stop when she says so.
Now I guess we are Chaz’s house, and she’s having a very sexy conversation with Will:
I know you’re a man of few words, but don’t worry. Tonight you won’t be using your mouth for talking.
That makes me want to raise my eyebrow like this. (Will raises one eyebrow)
Kate has used the restroom and is ready to leave, but Will begs her to stay. He still avoids the truth, and this time says she’s his good luck charm. When Kate is alone with Chaz she explains that Will is a little nervous, so she should make the first move. Kate thinks she is telling Chaz how to score with Will, but Chaz thinks she is hearing instructions for their menage a trois. So Chaz goes for it and kisses Kate.
Kate wriggles free and runs to Will. She thinks that she was so seductive that Chaz wants her now. Will explains that Chaz was looking for a “two-for” and Kate looks genuinely horrified.
Kate, I’m asking you for one little favor. Remember that time I drove you to the airport?
How is this the same?
It was rush hour!
Will wants Kate to play along up to second base or so, but Kate is outta there. Will pulls a Hail Mary and confesses that he’s never slept with anyone but his ex-wife, Val. He’s an almost virgin. He begs Kate to “help Little Will make a new friend”.
Kate reluctantly agrees, but she has conditions.
My clothes stay on. And also – I’m upstairs (motions to top of body), you’re downstairs (motions to bottom of body) and NEVER the twain shall meet.
Will thinks this won’t be a problem, because Chaz won’t be focusing on Kate anyway. Will says that Kate is the appetizer, and he’s the entree. Kate laughs, but then repeats “appetizer?” to herself and pretty much says oh hell no.
The next thing we hear is a man saying “oh my God, I’m having a real orgasm, wow”. I wasn’t sure who it was at first, but we quickly discover it is Bobby faking an orgasm to appease Andi.
Bobby is just exhausted, but Andi thinks she’s gross and huge and therefore Bobby isn’t turned on by her anymore. Bobby explains that there’s literally nothing left – he tried to cry in the middle and no tears came out. Andi suggests that they cuddle, but she quickly grows bored and leaves to go sit on the dryer.
Now we’re back at the scene of the potential threesome. Chaz is making out with Will, but her hand is on Kate’s thigh. Kate has to interrupt to see which one of them Chaz is most into. This quickly becomes a verbal battle, and Chaz notices that they have amazing sexual tension. She wants to see Will and Kate kiss, and so do I.
But it’s too soon, and this ruined the mood for both Kate and Will. They leave, and the moment has passed…for now.
The show closes out with Andi and Bobby in bed together again. It’s been 24 hours and Bobby is refreshed and ready to go! But there’s a hiccup, which is really more a burp: Andi has moved on to a new phase. She appreciates that Bobby still finds her attractive, but she also has to fart. And that’s how the second episode ends.
What did you think about the show? I think it stands on its own even if you didn’t watch the pilot episode. It makes more sense if you watch the pilot, but it’s not necessary. I enjoy that it has quick wit and dirty jokes but also touches on real relationship issues. Will you tune in with me next week?