Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Two and a Half Men: Walden has a "Brother"

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Absolutely nothing happens on this show. NOTHING. Berta has a thing for Walden - we know that. Jake lies and messes around - we know that. Alan is a mooch - we know that. Walden is a bit unstable - we know that. Evelyn doesn't care about her family - we know that. The past few episodes haven't done a whole heck of a lot. Aside from Walden moving on from Bridget enough to go on a date, the past ten episodes have done very, very little in a meta-theme kind of way. I know that the vast majority is still in love with this show, even with the big cast change... but I'm really becoming less and less enthused with this show. Should it go another season, I may not watch. I can't even promise I'll finish this season, really... bleh.

Two and a Half Men "One False Move, Zimbabwe!" (S09E12): [Walden's hair is so disgusting!] Walden and Zoe are in bed together, and he wakes her up through an oral sexual manner... or so it is assumed. Then, he presents her with a gift - a key to his house. She won't accept it nor will she allow them to meet one another's families over the holiday.

Berta leaves for Christmas and Walden gives her a few kisses and three weeks' pay. [wow, what a holiday bonus! I did think that Berta's jokes about a "lower kiss" were funny, though!] Jake and his friend lie to their respective parents about where they are so that they can spend the holiday smoking out. [...yeah. no comment.] Walden's mother shows up and has dinner with Walden and Alan. She works with gorillas, and we soon learn that she raised one alongside Walden until he was about four. Walden had repressed those memories as an imaginary friend named Magilla. As he begins remembering, he realizes that, since Magilla had to go "back to the jungle," Walden had lived in fear that he'd be sent away if he misbehaved. [awwwww!] It gets weirder though.... Walden was a frozen embryo that was implanted in his mother to coincide with the birth of Magilla. [I wasn't as weirded out by this as Alan was, but I still felt it a bit odd.]

Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
Upset about his past, Walden gets drunk and shows up at Zoe's, where he meets her parents. He ends up on the roof and Zoe calls Alan, who heads over and climbs up there to remind him that, he, too, has lost a brother. [that's a really good analogy. I thought that there was going to be more to it than that, though...] The episode ends with Walden's mom taking him to see Magilla, and they recognize one another. [what was with people repeatedly thinking that Alan was like 60?]
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