I'm such a fucking romantic sometimes.
While Molly is trying to get Ed to move in to Charlie's house, a delivery man comes into the picture. "Excuse me," the delivery guy says. "But I have seventy-two cases of Beefaroni here for Jerry Stevens." That Charlie. Still making them laugh from beyond the grave.
Finally, it's Open Mic Night. Kenny's working the door, holding people behind a velvet rope, except the people are just Carol, Mike, Nancy, and Molly. It looks like a really bad night at Studio 54. Phil comes out, surveys the crowd, points out the three women and has Kenny let them in the bowling alley, leaving Mike outside. Mike tries to sneak in and Kenny stops him with a stern "Mikey!"
Inside, the festivities are hopping. Kenny has finally decided to just go with his Gallagher impression, smashing a watermelon to a huge pop from the audience. It's nice to see the art of smashing watermelons is not lost on the citizens of Stuckeyville.
The Warren Cheswick Experience takes the stage. Phil looks like a dead ringer for Jim Morrison as he sways to this godawful song he has written about Stuckeyville. The song serves as the backdrop for this episode's music montage tying up all the loose ends in the show. Charlie's family is united and looks at peace with the bombshell Ed's dropped on them. Molly drops a key in Ed's hand. Apparently, those are the only two loose ends of the show, now that Carol's gotten over the evil Nick Stanton.
Phil introduces Warren Cheswick "on the axe." Warren launches into the most painful guitar solo ever heard in the history of mankind and walks out into the audience while playing. He walks down the aisle with one intention: impressing Carol with his new rock-star persona. Carol's clapping away as Warren falls to his knees, bends backwards, and keeps strumming his guitar to make sounds like an elephant going through a hysterectomy with no sedatives. He finishes his solo, leans into Carol's face and says, "I'll be outside in the van," then runs out of the building. The audience is going wild, Carol's laughing, and Phil is screaming his rock star clichés into the microphone. The show ends with Phil hollering, "Be good to each other!"
If you're not watching this show...you're wrong. Ed is the best new show on television. And that's the bottom line because Brad F'n Pitt said so.