Fall Pilot Season: Gary Unmarried
Gary wants to know where she gets this garbage she's spewing. It's apparently from her bible, Rules for a Perfect Divorce. Gary looks confused. Now she's pissed because he hasn't read it when it was recommended to them by their marriage counselor. They apparently agreed to follow Dr. Crandall's rules to help out the kids. Gary says the kids are great. Though they've stalked off, and apparently don't get dad's jokes and hate their mom's touchy-feely healthy lifestyle.
Allison insists that Tommy's afraid of girls. Gary says, "He should be afraid of girls. They pretend to like you and then take all your stuff." This actually made me laugh. But then I'm covering my eyes, because Allison says that she and Dr. Crandall are pushing Tommy to make female friends in Second Life. Do they want him to get beaten up in school? She defends the online "safe" society, then yells to the kids that she's leaving. But not before getting in a dig at Gary. And then questioning his parenting skills. I'm questioning Mohr's decision to leave the cushy Ghost Whisperer for this New Adventures of Old Christine-in-reverse ripoff. I'm sure it'll do fine, but it's just nothing that I haven't seen a million times before. And although I'm only a few minutes in, I'd be bored to tears if it wasn't for my aforementioned and inexplicable love of Jay Mohr.
Gary heads upstairs to see Tommy, who's on his computer playing Second Life. Gary tells him that they used to have this thing called "outside" when he was a kid. Gary asks Tommy about meeting girls. He says that there's tons of girls "in-world," but that he's never met one. But there's a real-life girl from school that he likes, but he doesn't run into her in his Second Life. I'm thinking Tommy really needs a First Life. Gary pretty much says the same thing and tells Tommy that he's welcome to have girls over. The girls can even hang out in Tommy's room. Tommy's worried about "tapping it." And now its time for the sex talk with his 14-year-old. Gary tells him he's got plenty of time to worry about girls. Gary leaves Tommy to keep an eye on his sister, like that future world leader needs someone to watch out for her, and heads off to check on a job.