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The Bane & The Pox Of The Pain In The Box
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Quick game of Vet the New Exec first, because you can really tell. Kevin Murphy takes over as showrunner, effectively, with this episode. Here's what we know about him:

First: Creator/showrunner of Valentine, which is one of my favorite shows of the past few years, although talking about that makes me feel like I'm admitting to Legend Of The Seeker or something because of its weird syndication deal, which was with like the Dubai government or something, so it looked like a Mentos commercial, and came on in the middle of like Saturday night. If you don't remember it, it was a bunch of insanely hot, hotly beloved character actors -- Lila from Dexter having that accent and that hair all over the place; dude from North Shore and Life UneXpected foregoing any shirt with buttons; the even hotter Professor Hank Landry, and motherfucking Taylor Townsend in gauzy sun dresses -- running around having Greek God-type problems. There was a procedural element that involved this incredibly annoying chick and her incredibly annoying face, but usually even that part was pretty good. Additionally, Murphy wrote two of the best episodes of that series, the one with the white guy and the Indian chick, and the one with the lesbian wedding planner.

Second: Creator/showrunner of Hellcats, which is a very charming show that, unfortunately, I cannot watch due to a severe Aly Michalka allergy. I believe that if the Japanese haiku writers had known about Ashley Tisdale they would have included her on their list of perfect things -- plums, snow, Ashley Tisdale -- but there isn't an EpiPen developed that would enable me to sit through Aly Michalka walking around with that face all the time. She's like if Ke$ha didn't know.

Third: Writer and co-librettist of Reefer Madness: The Musical, which for those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like. The only thing I hate more than the experience of musicals is the marijuana experience, so it stands to reason that either it's my perfect thing, or I hate it squared. No soy interestante in finding out for sure. (Same with the various good-to-medium good kid things he did before anything else.)

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