And now for the touching reconciliation scene. Yes, it is safe to assume that "touching" was a double entendre. Mickey comes home with a big bag full of supplies, and immediately begins to beg Donna's forgiveness. She's more interested in knowing why he fired and then re-hired his secretary, however, lest we not realize her suspicions will be a recurring plot point this season. Mickey claims to have had a revelation which has led him to conclude that he does, in fact, love his wife. He then starts showing off the dinner, the rose petals, and some "scented shit," but Donna thinks the whole foot-rubbing idea is just "awful." "I know," replies Mickey. "We should just take [Doug and his wife] somewhere and shoot them as a favor." Donna, however, has other ideas, and suggests that they head to the bedroom for a few hours hot, sexy monkey-love. "I cant do this on demand," whines Mickey by way of setting up the obligatory ironic HBO meta-comment. "What am I, a cable channel?" Yes. Yes, you are. Well, at least for the next ten weeks you are. Although, in fairness, this show is really no worse than Arli$$, and that's been on since like 1973.
We finish things up this week at the office, with Doug and Mickey discussing the reconciliation. Since it's Doug we're dealing with, there's no mention of the "touching" aspect, but Mickey does say that things are now "really good." Just then, Jake emerges with a satiated smile and his "computer consultant" by his side. The boys can only stare in envy as she struts to the elevator and does everything but push the buttons with her tongue in an attempt to look sexy. To be honest, she does a pretty good job. Jake describes her as "liquid perfection," and then we go to slow motion as they each head off in a different direction. The end.
Just so you know, this same episode will be airing again this Sunday (9/20). For those of you who may be reading this on your holographic eye-goggles sometime in the future, that's 9/20/2001. For those of you reading in the present, I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well, and that all we'll all feel a bit more like laughing when next we meet.