Chez Carver. Totally shitty scene. David is a total dickhead under the guise of being self-flagellating, Shelley and "Barbara Hershey" keep arguing over the stupid dead grandfather, and "Barbara Hershey"'s mouth looks like two engorged earthworms in the midst of a messy divorce. I told you this scene was ugly. Sam offers to say grace, and everyone holds hands, with Maria in between David and Will, OF COURSE. Sam cutely says a long-winded grace. Will makes a snarky comment about David being in jail, and says that what's more, the story will be in the papers the next day. David asks what more Will wants him to do, as he's apologized, which is true, EXCEPT FOR THE APOLOGY PART. HAAAAAATE! Will, rather calmly under the circumstances, details how incredibly irresponsible he was. Despite the fact that he's totally right, Maria butts in and tells him to stop. He asks her -- again calmly, all things considered -- to stop defending David, and she snits that she isn't. Um, YES YOU ARE. She stomps off from the table, and "Barbara Hershey" asks Will what's wrong with him, like WHY DOES EVERYONE NOT SEE WHAT AN ASS DAVID IS? This show is an awful lot like Dawson's Creek in that way, only the acting is much, much worse, the writing is much, much worse, and the lead character...well, he is worse. Just not by that much. David insincerely says it's his fault. Shelley gets up to go, and God bless her, she asks David why he had to come home. She's more concerned that he's upsetting the family dynamic rather than the fact that he's an absolute fucking asshole, but I'll take what I can get. Shelley leaves, and Sam, feeling the awkward, takes off as well. Now that everyone's gone, "Barbara Hershey" asks the valid question of why David couldn't make it home, given that he had an entire week to do so. David says he made it to the final of his race, but admits what happened with the bet, and "Barbara Hershey" tells him that he's got responsibilities, and that people are looking to see if they can trust him. David: "Why would anyone trust me?" You know, you're really not supposed to answer a rhetorical question like that. But I can't resist. Good question. "Barbara Hershey" is stronger than me, because she says, "Your grandfather did," which, I might point out, DOESN'T ANSWER THE QUESTION. David asks what his grandfather would do, and "Barbara Hershey" says he wouldn't be talking to his mother. Probably because she's been dead since the Truman years. CANCELED!
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: D | 486 USERS: C+
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