Fraulein from Gilmore Girls (or Madeline, if you watch the show but foolishly skip Pamie's recaps) sits dazedly in the hall while Susan examines her. She complains of a pain around her head, but insists it's not just a hangover headache. "I woke up achy and got chills," she says. Susan deems it the flu. "That's what he said," Fraulein notes, pointing to Stanley, who is reciting something into thin air at the front desk. Susan, surprised that Fraulein already saw Stanley, excuses herself and skips over there. "Sophomore at U of I; woke up with a hatband headache, subjective fever and myalgias," Stanley recites. Susan stops abruptly, noticing that Stanley is actually addressing Carter, who is crouched on the floor trying to work the kinks from his back and resting his head in his hands. "In this position, there's hardly any pain at all," he says. "Tylenol, I'm tellin' you," Susan insists. She's a walking product-placement today. They should've just dressed her up as a red and white capsule and made her sing a song about how Tylenol makes the world a better place. Although, it certainly makes my head a better place while I'm recapping this show. Stanley offers to help Carter's back. Susan makes Carter stand up, bend over, and take it like a man. Then she gives him a back massage. Stanley rattles off Fraulein's medical history, which is particularly uninteresting and peppered with words like "yeast" and "infection," and finally he determines that she's got a virus. "The flu, I agree," Susan nods. "Sounds like a winner. Next time, sign up for it, Stanley." Abby strolls past in the background while Susan kneads Carter's back, asking whether it feels good. "Not as good as squatting," he swears. Abby enters the lounge in the distance, but not before giving a long, hard look at Susan and Carter. She's not in the foreground, so it's a reasonably discreet touch -- less an anvil than a small baggie of ball-bearings.
Episode Report CardHeathen: B+ | 395 USERS: B-
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