In episode 2, Alexis has made her choice â€“ itâ€™s Mutt. But telling Ted itâ€™s over proves harder than she thought, as she explains to Mutt, â€œI donâ€™t know if it was the timbre of his voice or the fact that he smelled like baby power, but I just couldnâ€™t physically do it.â€ She considers sending him the â€œsweetest little text messageâ€ to get the job done, but realizes it must be done in person. The second breakup scene is every bit as funny as the first, and this times itâ€™s successful.
Johnny is in search of office space and there is a funny scene in the restaurant between him and Twyla (Sarah Levy) as he asks her about the possibility of using a booth as his office. He goes into a long-winded explanation of why he needs office space. Twyla, who is laden down with dishes, finally says, â€œI am going to put these dishes down. I just think Iâ€™ll think better once the blood rushes from my arms to my brain.â€
Bob (John Hemphill) who runs the local garage overhears Johnny asking about office space and tells him he has a â€œsweet little spotâ€ that he can use. Johnny isnâ€™t impressed when Bob shows him the inside of his garage. But Bob is undeterred and tells him to clean it up and give it a think. He, like the rest of the cast, is perfect in his role. He is so deadpan and so oblivious. When Johnny, in an exasperated tone, tells him he doesnâ€™t need to clean it up to think about it, Bob just continues, â€œwell, as long as it gets cleaned up at some point.â€
Moira and David decide to make dinner for the family. Well, Moira decides sheâ€™s doing it and recruits an unwilling David to help her. The relationship between Moira and David is more mother-daughter than mother-son. Last season the two of them tried to sell cosmetics. Itâ€™s definitely a meeting of the divas, if not a meeting of the minds. The scene between them making dinner is funny, and the instruction to â€œfold in the cheeseâ€ is clever. Iâ€™ve always thought it was an odd, vague description and for the likes of them, itâ€™s near impossible.
There is another awkward scene between David and Stevie. Their relationship may take a turn, but no matter what state itâ€™s in, the chemistry between them is undeniable.
The show is witty, dry and sarcastic â€“ and the characters are brilliant. Every single one of them.