Metropolis "Hopsital and Care Center." Li'l Bale is in bed, staring straight ahead. "Coop?" Lois asks him. First, wouldn't they bar the woman who attacked him from seeing him, defenseless, in his hospital bed? Second: "Coop"? It's not enough that Luke from The O.C. is on the show. Now there's a character they call "Coop"? Lois asks whether the patient, who is in purple bedsheets, defying all sense of medical propriety, can hear her. If he can, he's doing a great job not showing it. Lois apologizes for what happened. She swears she didn't do it. Chloe is standing next to Lois. "Last night I would have given anything to shut him up," Lois says, "and now..." You have no idea what I'd give to shut Lois up. I think we have the wrong paralysis victim here. Chloe tells Lois that they should go before someone sees her. Lois, eyeing a table with lots of flowers, wonders if someone else might know something they don't. Like how to keep chrysanthemums alive for more than a week in a vase. Chloe says dismissively that Grandma Betty from Topeka, from one of the cards, probably won't have the answer. Lois thinks his girlfriend, Monique, might. The card reads, "The girls of Alpha Alpha Alpha Hope you get well soon!!!" Yeah, beat that pesky full-body paralysis! The hand-written part says, "I will love you forever & ever! love Always [with a heart around that] Monique. xoxoxo" Heart above the "I" in Monique. Wow, that's like Sanskrit, practically. Chloe asks how Lois knows it's a girlfriend. Lois reads some of it out loud and says it's a dead giveway. This isn't exactly Murder, She Wrote. Or even Turner and Hooch. We cut needlessly to "The girls of Alpha Alpha Alpha..." line in the card. Then back to Chloe and Lois looking cheeky. End, scene, dammit!
Episode Report CardOmar G: B- | 807 USERS: C+
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