An ordinary man falls to his death...or does he? He doesn't: He (that is, John Goodman) has had his brain "harvested" and placed in the body of an artificial guy half his age and twice as buff. The other thing is that no one from his past (wife Lisa and daughter Heather) can know it's really him in there, under penalty of death. So I'm told. So don't tell, 'kay?
"Before," on Now and Again, Lisa told off Artificial Guy ("I know who you are!" but she really doesn't, see?); Dr. M.orris (a.k.a. Dr. M.astermind) told A.G. he could "never leave this townhouse" (boo hoo!); Lisa told A.G., "Get out of my life!"; and Dr. M. asked A.G. if he understood that he could never be alone in the townhouse again. A.G. got it the first time and looked...well, his face is very pretty...maybe that's a bummed expression? Yeah, he's bummed.
At the homestead, Lisa is whipping something up in a blender as Heather regards her, and the murky beverage, suspiciously. "He's not gonna drink that, you know...does that have active cultures in it? He doesn't trust anything with active cultures." Sounds like someone's daddy's little girl. Lisa takes a sip, makes an ick face, and says huskily, "Maybe too much yogurt." Then, adding a few spoonfuls of sugar, she calls, "Honey! Breakfast!" Hey! "Honey" is John Goodman! So this is the flashback, "again" part of this week's Now and Again! Anyway, John Goodman comes in and things start getting good on this show. "Something is amiss," he says, "I don't smell bacon. Isn't there a law in the state of New York that specifically requires bacon, or sausage, or some kind of breakfast meat what is that sludge? Is it a crafts project? Were you planning to grout the sink?" John Goodman can actually deliver this dialogue and make it not as sickening as it is to read. He's that good! Lisa loves her husband as played by John Goodman and smiles, saying, "Go ahead and make fun." John Goodman sits down at the table (Heather's grinning too; everyone on the set is lit up like a Christmas tree -- they're that happy John Goodman is here) and grabs a Pop-Tart, saying, "Did you make these, honey? They look good." Hee hee. Lisa moves into light nag mode, and asks, "Was than an act? That speech you made about watching what you ate?" John Goodman really is a good actor, I don't blame you for buying it. John Goodman wheedles, "Can't I watch myself eat a couple of fried eggs and bacon?" Oh, and John Goodman won't be home for dinner, he'll be out late with clients, okay honey? Lisa glowers and John Goodman asks, "Are you not talking to me now? I like it!" Lisa says HA HA HA and worries more about John Goodman's health. He's very fat, you know. John Goodman reassures her, saying all he-speaks-too-soon-y and we-already-know-he's-gonna-die-so-it's-ironic-y, "Honey, I'm gonna be around for a while. You're stuck with me." Lisa's like, "You think so?" and John Goodman's like, "I know so." But you and I know different now, don't we?