Back on the street where the plots have no name, Truman returns from the bathroom to find Cooper drawing a diagram on a napkin of the two tattoos found on the Log Lady and Major Briggs. Annie "Yoko" Blackburn stops by the table and offers Cooper some coffee, and ghastly smiles are exchanged at this blessed, blessed meeting. Truman, fixing to vomit and apparently starting to relish (maybe next some wacky foil will send him back to the bathroom by recommending something with relish and, like, pig's blood) the experience of seeing his last three years' worth of meals, asks Yoko, "What do you recommend for a hangover?" Yoko was scripted a pretty good line, but monotones at Mach Nine like the credits threaten to roll, "Teetotaling and prayer." Cooper smiles even wider: "Good answer." Cooper asks how she is, and she blathers right on about being "weird," but recants and tells him that she's been "out of circulation for so long she's forgotten the social niceties." She tells him she's "fine." Truman watches over the flirting, then makes us all find that part of ourselves that spent college hunched over a shared-bathroom toilet, thinking, "Getting it all up right now is better than lying her spinning for one more second," when he finally deigns to eat and orders up "a chicken pot pie and a large glass of milk." Gah! The glass of milk. Isn't that just what he saw come up? Cooper tries to tell Yoko a fabulous joke about a penguin and a tuxedo, causing Harry to look back into one of the earliest lines of this show, used now in a MUCH less successful context, asking Cooper, "So, how long have you been in love with her?" Cooper asks who said anything about love, and Truman reminds Cooper that he isn't exactly the joke-telling type. Cooper smiles wide again and reminds us why the wacky romantic turn of Don't Tell Her It's Me worked out just exactly the way it did. Yoko then returns and looks down at the napkin, expositioning, "I see you've been to Owl Cave." They corroborate with Truman that the design Cooper drew looks exactly like the one "up at Owl Cave." Suddenly grim, Cooper asserts, "Harry. I've got to see this Owl Cave."
Episode Report CardDjb: B- | 495 USERS: B-
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