We get a batch of previouslys, including Carlos getting kissed by a grateful patient; Bosco telling Yokas how he's not a bigot by verbally demonstrating exactly how much of a bigot he is; Kim telling Bobby that she loves him as her best friend, despite the nookie she just gave him recently; and Yokas telling her alcoholic hubby Fred to hit the road (incidentally, he looks a lot like my favorite character actor/comedian Larry Miller). Got all that? Time to get your John Wells freak on with another Third Watch!
The lovely, talented, gracious (and did I already mention "talented"?) Nicole has sent me the "Officer Involved" tape, along with a huge goblet from which to drink vast amounts of red wine. ("To dull the pain," she tells me.) Not one to buck tradition, I settle down with a goblet full of some Cabernet-Sauvignon. Word up to my homie Sars and the down-low 3W crew in the forums. Don't get too crazy over there, kiddos. I'm new with this one.
We open with Yokas pulling her kids along the street on the way to school. According to Yokas' daughter, L'il Exposition, the kids usually walk themselves to school. Yokas, seeking moral high ground after throwing out Fred, says she just wants to spend some time with them. Sensing trouble at the homestead, the daughter asks if Dad went to work early. If by "going to work," she means "crawled into a bottle of Jack at 8:15 a.m. to dull the raging hangover that is the staple of his existence," then yes. Daddy go to work good. The boy says the babysitter has a Playstation and that he wants to play the Pokémon game over there. ("Family Feud" buzzer.) Oops, sorry, TW writers: Pokémon has and will always be available only on Nintendo's monopolized consoles. L'il Soon-to-be-from-a-Broken-Home Girl says she likes spending time with Dad, too. Yokas wipes an ill-gotten tear as the kids run off to class.
Oh, hey, look at Bobby! Kissin' the new girl! Hey, nice voice she's got. All raspy and smoky like Kim Carnes with pre-cancerous polyps. They're kissing nice and slow right in the middle of the street and -- oh, crap, here comes Kim. Dude, what are you doing!?! Wait a minute, I know this game. It's called "Make Her Jealous," and Bobby just bought the home version. So join me if you will for an episode of "They're Both Wrong Theater." Kim asks about Bobby's new friend. He says he met her right after Kim blew him off. She says, "If you're trying to make me jealous it's not necessary." Bobby tells her she has a pretty high opinion of herself and walks off. If that wasn't enough, Jimmy is standing nearby, smirking the whole time. He tells Kim, in his best assholish tone, that workplace romances are tough. As she walks off, he says, "What? I saw it on Rosie!" And we'll be seeing Rosie herself soon, so this little bit of wit comes off as gratuitous, yet stupid.