In Johnny's office, he and Stacy Keach are going over some potential creampuff fight choices for Patrick; apparently they don't want it to be too easy for him, though, as Johnny shoots down one of Stacy Keach's pitches with "C'mon, Dad, you could go four rounds with that guy." He's being sarcastic, but I wouldn't want to take whatever Stacy Keach could throw at me. Challenged to pick someone himself, Johnny suggests Reynolds, and, if as we're assuming, Johnny made some kind of Patrick-related deal to get the Omar fight, WOW, is he a scumbag for pushing that idea here, especially since he pooh-poohs Stacy Keach's contention that Patrick will need four or five fights before he's ready for that kind of challenge. I mean, he does have a minor point that they don't know how long Reynolds will be champion, but that's very secondary to his brother's well-being, so I come back around to SHUT UP, Johnny. He and Stacy Keach bicker a bit more until Patrick stands up and announces that while he'd like a payday, he doesn't want to get hurt, so Johnny, after some thought, suggests a "Jojo Reed," whom Stacy Keach helpfully clarifies is Reynolds's old sparring partner. Johnny says that Reed has a loyal fan base and is still a good fighter, but has "hands made of glass." Sounds like he's capable of landing some shattering blows. (I'm sorry; I have no resistance when it comes to awful puns. Probably not news at this point.) Anyway, Patrick co-signs the idea, saying that there will be no surprises, and also, he's always liked Jojo, which to my way of thinking doesn't necessarily mean you'd want to pound the shit out of him, but I'm admittedly not a professional boxer. Johnny heads off to talk to Barry, and at Stacy Keach's question of "We need him in this?" replies that Jojo's his fighter. "Don't worry, I'll make sure it costs him." I think Johnny's deluding himself rather than flat-out lying here, which is ten times sadder. Once Johnny's gone, Patrick expresses his enthusiasm for his comeback, prompting Stacy Keach to tell him they're starting with roadwork, and he wants him out the door at five AM. When Patrick protests, Stacy Keach bites out, "It's not supposed to feel good!" Heh. Patrick looks a little less psyched about the whole thing...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B | 898 USERS: B-
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