And then we cut over to casa de Applebite, where we get an ominous shot of the door to Basement Buddy's dungeon. Get it? Dryer door, dungeon door. What does it all mean? Are we supposed to draw analogies between these odd scene crossovers? Like a well-dried tankini that fits both a mother and daughter, the Basement Buddy, too, needs to be placed in a hot, tumultuous place until it is even more dry than ever before? We hear, and then see, that Basement Buddy is thrashing its chains against what appears to be a metal bed frame. Betty and her fine son are upstairs, eating silently. A gorgeous pie looms in the foreground. (Literally!) Matthew asks why Basement Buddy keeps doing that, and Betty says it's because he knows it's annoying: "He's just trying to get to us." Matthew: "Yeah, well, it's working." Matthew goes over to the basement door and yells down to the basement to knock it off. Betty tells him to sit back down and reminds him that they're not to talk to him: "That's part of his punishment." Matthew asks how she can sit there and listen to it, hour after hour, and Betty says, "Well, that's part of mine." And watching this episode, which really is every inch a B- show tonight, is part of mine.
Episode Report CardEvany: B- | 526 USERS: C+
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