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Two and a Half Men recap: Motherlover

Walden makes sex happen

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Two and a Half Men

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Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen, Conchata Ferrell, Marin Hinkle, Angus T. Jones, Melanie Lynskey, Holland Taylor

BOO! Just kidding, Two and a Half Men didn’t do a Halloween episode. Instead they did a cougar sex episode, which I guess could maybe count as a Halloween episode. There was plenty of horrific content, and we were even kind of visited by the ghost of Charlie Sheen, who managed to deliver the best lines of the night. The only thing missing was candy.

At least I can say that it was nice to get this cougar (I’m so sorry, I hate saying that word except when referencing Cougar Town) nonsense over with relatively early in the season, right? At this point we’ve seen everyone from Berta to Charlie’s lesbian therapist fall prey to Walden’s merciless charms, so it was only natural that Evelyn would get her moment in the spotlight. It’s interesting because it took quite a few seasons for this show to really suffer from the one-note Charlie stereotype jokes, but this seems to be happening to Walden only seven episodes in. I think they need to move past the “Walden is an unknowingly sexy dimwit, let’s throw various women at him and see what happens” jokes quickly, or they’re going to lose people. But hey, only time will tell.

Evelyn dropped by Chez Walden to deliver Charlie’s secret safety deposit box to Alan. Of course Alan was hoping for cash, so imagine his disappointment when it was only Charlie’s journal. Wait, what? Alan was appropriately confused. Do cokeheads journal? And if so, why would they go through the trouble to keep it in a safety deposit box? But before you pass judgment, know that Charlie’s writing actually showed remarkable insight. He even semi-predicted the circumstances of his untimely death!

Alan noticed that Evelyn was rocking a new Cartier watch, so she distracted him with some mother to son sentiment. He went in for a hug, but Evelyn gave him the brush off when Walden came strolling in. “It’s a miracle I’m not a transsexual on Dancing With The Stars,” Alan muttered. Ack, okay. I don’t think it’s cool that this joke ended up on CBS for many, many reasons. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Later, Walden asked Evelyn if she could recommend a fabulous interior designer. Why, yes, she could actually — Evelyn Harper! He had her at, “I have a buttload of money.” Also, she just really seems to enjoy his backside. The duo discussed the renovations, focusing wisely on a balcony hot tub and Charlie’s hidden bedroom sex camera. Evelyn sneakily tried to dig into Walden’s brain to see if she might be his type, but he was still hung up on Bridget. Also, Ellen DeGeneres.

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