Sophie is leaving! With Morty! Oh good -- I don't think I could have stomached one more episode of all that undulating. Marty is carrying Sophie's many pieces of luggage out to the car and looking very strained. Susan and Julie are out in front of the house, seeing them off. Susan trills about how empty the house is going to be, and the way she says it, it's clear how very much Susan looks forward to that emptiness. Julie asks if S&M can't just stay a little longer? And Susan immediately leaps in with a "No, no, no! They want to get their new life together started! We don't want to hold these crazy kids back." Susan leans in to give Morty a hug, and he tells her that Sophie's told him all about The Plumber, and, well, he thinks Susan shouldn't give up on him. Because if Morty had given up, he wouldn't have wound up with the lovely lady that is Sophie. Susan: "Did she tell you he served time in prison for manslaughter?" Morty: "No, she left that part out." (Only really it's more like: "No no, she left, she left that, that part out." I know the stuttering thing is part of Bob Newhart's shtick, but it's so extreme here, it's like he's run himself back and forth through a Newhart Babelfish translator.) Susan: "I don't suppose she told you he was a drug dealer." Morty: "I don't recall that." Sophie jumps out of the car to say that Susan doesn't know the whole story. She confesses that she went over to Mike's house and told him how much Susan loves him which, of course, makes Susan cringe. But Julie looks intrigued: "What did he say?" Susan holds her indignant look for one millisecond, then gives in: "Yeah, what did he say?" Sophie: "I think I walked in on him at a very bad time. Someone close to him had just died." Susan, sympathetically: "Oh god, really?" Sophie: "He could use a shoulder to cry on." And by "shoulder," she means -- oh, forget it, shoulder, she means shoulder. Sophie goes in for one last goodbye hug, and over her shoulder Susan spies Mike coming out of his house to...what? Yes. Check his mail.
Episode Report CardEvany: A | 533 USERS: B-
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