The Best Episodes Directed by Alex Hardcastle

Cyrano de Nerdgerac

#1 - Cyrano de Nerdgerac

Breaking In Season 2 - Episode 5

Oz relies on Cash to teach him how to ward off women because Molly has developed a crush on him.

star 8.23
132 votes
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You've Got Sext

#2 - You've Got Sext

The Mindy Project Season 2 - Episode 8

When Mindy tells Danny she has a crush, he thinks she's talking about him instead of Cliff the lawyer. Meanwhile, Morgan and Peter find Mindy's phone and respond to a text from Cliff, which starts off innocently, but escalates into something that may lead to unintended romantic consequences.

star 8.17
335 votes
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The Wedding

#3 - The Wedding

Grace and Frankie Season 5 - Episode 12

Grace returns to town to find that Frankie has everything under control. Bud and Allison's wedding day arrives, but not without some family drama.

star 8.12
143 votes
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Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday

#4 - Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday

You're the Worst Season 5 - Episode 9

Edgar and Lindsay plan the most epic Sunday Funday yet.

star 8.03
198 votes
Les Lucioles

#5 - Les Lucioles

Suburgatory Season 3 - Episode 12

Tessa struggles with the budget while planning Lisa and Malik's wedding; June warns Tessa to stay away from Ryan; Malik turns to George when his family decides to boycott the wedding; Sheila gives Lisa advice.

star 8.02
263 votes
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Go, Gamblers!

#6 - Go, Gamblers!

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 20

Tessa helps Ryan choose a college; George asks Dallas to move in with him; Sheila sells George's house.

star 7.97
246 votes
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Sixteen-Inch Softball

#7 - Sixteen-Inch Softball

The Crazy Ones Season 1 - Episode 9

The annual accounts vs. creative 16-inch softball game puts someone's job on the line; the truth about Simon's last win may be revealed.

star 7.94
373 votes
Heavy Meddling

#8 - Heavy Meddling

The Crazy Ones Season 1 - Episode 17

A longing for grandchildren compels Simon to interfere with Sydney's new relationship; Andrew and Zach try working with different partners.

star 7.94
309 votes
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Chinese Chicken

#9 - Chinese Chicken

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 10

George starts to feel stifled when Dallas' efforts to promote his business go overboard; Tessa learns what life is like as a football player's girlfriend.

star 7.93
217 votes
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Ryan's Song

#10 - Ryan's Song

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 3

Feeling guilty about keeping the truth from Ryan, Lisa agrees to help him with Tessa; Dallas invites her life coach along on her first date with George; Tessa baby-sits with Opus.

star 7.93
243 votes
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Thanksgiving

#11 - Thanksgiving

Suburgatory Season 1 - Episode 8

Depressed that she has to spend Thanksgiving in the suburbs, Tessa convinces Dallas to take her to the city for a girls' day out. During their fun day, they run across George making out with a woman while he was supposed to be "working." Angry with George for lying to her, Tessa confronts him during the Royces' Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile Lisa refuses to wear a special dress Sheila picked out for her, so Sheila decides to literally turn up the heat.

star 7.90
272 votes
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The Practice Date

#12 - The Practice Date

Parks and Recreation Season 2 - Episode 4

Leslie is nervous about her first date with Dave, so Ann takes her on a practice date to help her prepare. Meanwhile, after a local councilman is caught up in a sex scandal, Tom, Ron, April and Mark decide to see who can uncover the worst dirt on each other.

star 7.90
1556 votes
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Foam Finger

#13 - Foam Finger

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 4

When Dalia abandons her friends Kimantha, Kenzie and Kaitlyn to hang out with her father's fiancee, her former pals turn to Lisa and Tessa; George and Dallas take their relationship to the next level.

star 7.89
236 votes
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Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1

A Young Doctor's Notebook Season 1 - Episode 1

A doctor finds his old diary while answering to the authorities about self-prescribing morphine. He has a series of comic exchanges with his young and inexperienced self, mocking him for his youthful looks and guiding him through his early difficulties on the job.

star 7.88
282 votes
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Exes

#15 - Exes

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 15

When Nick has an awkward run-in with his ex, Caroline, Jessica tries to convince him he can still be friends with her, by introducing him to her former boyfriend, Berkley. Meanwhile, Coach uses Schmidt's loft to impress a date, but things turn farcically disastrous when Schmidt arrives home with his own potential bedmate.

star 7.87
1519 votes
Leslie's House

#16 - Leslie's House

Parks and Recreation Season 2 - Episode 14

After an amazing date with Justin in Indianapolis, Leslie tries to impress him with a dinner party at her house.

star 7.83
1367 votes
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Yakult Leader

#17 - Yakult Leader

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 11

When Yakult feels depressed, Dallas asks Yoni (Wilmer Valderrama) for help; the Shays ask Tessa to set Lisa up on a date.

star 7.80
222 votes
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Nugget of Wisdom

#18 - Nugget of Wisdom

Selfie Season 1 - Episode 4

Eliza accepts Henry’s challenge to do something helpful over the weekend and reluctantly offers to babysit Charmonique’s young son on a Saturday night. Little does she know that young Kevin has a lot to teach her about having fun.

star 7.78
337 votes
Leap Year

#19 - Leap Year

The Middle Season 3 - Episode 18

Sue wishes for a big birthday bash for her Leap Year birthday. Meanwhile, Frankie learns that Mike has been taking care of a stray cat, Brick develops a crush at school, and Axl becomes fascinated with vacuuming.

star 7.78
379 votes
Down Time

#20 - Down Time

Suburgatory Season 1 - Episode 18

When Dallas's divorce is finalized, George becomes concerned and includes her in a shopping trip with Noah to buy a new mattress. Meanwhile Dalia makes a breakthrough in therapy with her psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Rohl (James Lipton), Lisa and Malik try to set up Tessa, and Ryan takes Tessa on a date.

star 7.77
231 votes
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The Expiration Date

#21 - The Expiration Date

Grace and Frankie Season 4 - Episode 4

Grace fears her relationship has reached its expiration date. Frankie faces an existential crisis when she learns she's been declared legally dead.

star 7.77
294 votes
Stress

#22 - Stress

Not Going Out Season 1 - Episode 4

Lee starts teaching Kate to drive. His (or her) lack of success seems to stress him out and Kate notices. She persuades him to try some yoga and given his track record he doesn't take it seriously. He is banished to have acupuncture while Tim tries his hand at teaching Kate how to drive. He does surprisingly well until Lee admits that he's taking tranquillizers during an increasingly speed fuelled drive in the countryside. Big question...will she pass?

star 7.76
88 votes
Keys Open Doors

#23 - Keys Open Doors

You're the Worst Season 1 - Episode 3

Gretchen inadvertently asks Jimmy for a key to his house.

star 7.76
899 votes
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The Burglary

#24 - The Burglary

Grace and Frankie Season 3 - Episode 4

After they're robbed, Frankie is rattled, but Grace has a secret. With Robert in rehearsals and making new friends, Sol feels left out.

star 7.76
616 votes
Black Thai

#25 - Black Thai

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 8

When Dalia receives a new car after PSAT results are released, Tessa becomes obsessed with finding out Dalia's score; Jill and Noah ask Mr. Wolfe to tutor their baby.

star 7.76
211 votes
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Episode 2

#26 - Episode 2

A Young Doctor's Notebook Season 1 - Episode 2

The inexperienced younger doctor is forced to carry out the operation of his career. His older self does little to ease his nerves.

star 7.75
231 votes
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The Name

#27 - The Name

The Middle Season 4 - Episode 18

Frankie's sister (Molly Shannon) offers to help at the house while Frankie studies for her finals for dental-assistant school; Axl tries not to act jealous when Cassidy's ex-boyfriend visits.

star 7.74
388 votes
The Bender

#28 - The Bender

Grace and Frankie Season 2 - Episode 11

Dealing with emotional wounds, Frankie performs a ritual on the beach and Grace goes out drinking; Coyote and Bud meet Jacob.

star 7.73
526 votes
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Zero Eggplants

#29 - Zero Eggplants

You're the Worst Season 5 - Episode 7

Gretchen and Jimmy make “couple friends.”

star 7.72
213 votes
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Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?

#30 - Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 - Episode 12

Rebecca realizes she must rely on her friends, which includes her local delivery man Patrick, when she gets overwhelmed by a stressful situation. Rebecca also discovers she has a lot in common with Nathaniel when his father comes to town.

star 7.72
321 votes
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Gangster

#31 - Gangster

Not Going Out Season 2 - Episode 7

Lee thinks that Guy is a gangster and gets suspicious when a suspect package is delivered to Guy. However, there appears to be an innocent reason and Guy goes to take Lucy on holiday to Sicily. However, at the airport Guy asks Lucy to marry him but she turns him down saying he is too controlling, and Guy goes to Sicily on his own and Lucy says their relationship is over.

star 7.70
77 votes
The Sweater People

#32 - The Sweater People

You're the Worst Season 2 - Episode 1

Although they're now living together, Jimmy and Gretchen try to avoid domesticity by partying all the time -- a lifestyle that's harder than it looks. Meanwhile, Edgar is smitten with Lindsay, who attempts a desperate reconciliation with Paul.

star 7.69
837 votes
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Diary of a Mad Indian Woman

#33 - Diary of a Mad Indian Woman

The Mindy Project Season 3 - Episode 8

Mindy is forced to act as a mentor to the residents at the hospital, and Danny gets himself into trouble when he finds, and can’t help but read, Mindy’s diary.

star 7.69
288 votes
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Episode 3

#34 - Episode 3

A Young Doctor's Notebook Season 1 - Episode 3

In spite of his success in the operating room, life in the snow-bound hospital begins to take its toll on the young doctor. His efforts to combat his feelings of boredom and isolation are defeated and he wonders how much longer he can last. Nursing abdominal pains and two harrowing cases, the young doctor is tempted by the allure of morphine...

star 7.69
198 votes
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Baby

#35 - Baby

Not Going Out Season 2 - Episode 4

When Guy's daughter Chloe gets appendicitis, Lee and Tim are left looking after her son Dillon while Guy and Lucy visit her. While in their care, Dillon swallows a subbuteo football and Lee and Tim have problems locating it, and try to think of ways to get it out of his body. However, it later turns out Dillon did not swallow it after all. Lucy is worried about the age gap between her and Guy.

star 7.69
89 votes
Josh's Sister is Getting Married!

#36 - Josh's Sister is Getting Married!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 - Episode 16

Rebecca is determined to get her life on track so when Josh’s sister asks her to be a bridesmaid, Rebecca decides to use her role to make things right with Valencia. Paula cannot accept Rebecca’s new mindset while Greg, when helping someone else with their love dilemma, makes a realization of his own.

star 7.68
339 votes
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Halloween

#37 - Halloween

Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 6

Halloween is Jackie and Bert’s most favorite holiday, but when Jackie’s homemade Iron Man costume doesn’t turn out the way Bert had intended, Kate swoops in and hijacks the holiday. Meanwhile, Pete suspects a masked trick-or-treater as the same teenage misfit who egged the house and mooned him last year, so he holds the kid hostage trying to force a confession.

star 7.68
227 votes
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C Is for Coward

#38 - C Is for Coward

The Mindy Project Season 4 - Episode 2

Danny and a very pregnant Mindy cannot agree on a birthing plan, but these OB-GYNs are reminded that some things are totally out of their control.

star 7.66
357 votes
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Insouciance

#39 - Insouciance

You're the Worst Season 1 - Episode 2

Jimmy attempts to take Gretchen on a date.

star 7.64
983 votes
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Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?

#40 - Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 - Episode 10

When Rebecca attends a family Bar Mitzvah and sees her Rabbi, she realizes she still has far to go on her search for happiness.

star 7.61
338 votes
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The Lodger

#41 - The Lodger

Grace and Frankie Season 4 - Episode 1

Frankie feels left out of Grace's friendship with Sheree, her new lodger. Sol and Robert are arrested. Bud and Allison throw a gender-reveal party.

star 7.60
334 votes
Aussie

#42 - Aussie

Not Going Out Season 1 - Episode 3

Ruth, an Australian friend of Kate's, comes to stay and Lee is persuaded to pretend to be Tim. Lee gets a job handing out leaflets at a shopping centre, but soon falls foul of a local youth.

star 7.57
99 votes
Dating

#43 - Dating

Not Going Out Season 2 - Episode 6

As Lucy and Guy's relationship intensifies, Lee starts to ponder his lack of a girlfriend and, encouraged by Barbara, tries speed dating. Tim is forced to go on a disastrous date with Barbara in order to prove that he sees her as more than 'the help'.

star 7.57
79 votes
What Normal People Do

#44 - What Normal People Do

You're the Worst Season 1 - Episode 4

Gretchen makes Jimmy come over to her disaster of an apartment.

star 7.57
870 votes
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Crevasses

#45 - Crevasses

You're the Worst Season 2 - Episode 2

Gretchen, realizing she doesn’t really have any adult belongings, takes the gang on a trip to the mall. Jimmy uses this opportunity to gain some writing inspiration. Meanwhile, a newly single Lindsay recruits a hesitant Edgar to help her pick up guys.

star 7.56
798 votes
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Caretaker

#46 - Caretaker

Not Going Out Season 1 - Episode 6

Lee finally manages to get a job, as a caretaker. But taking up the new post involves moving out of the flat. Kate interviews potential new flatmates including Pete, and Tim sees an opportunity to get back together with Kate. Lee's new boss proves to be a hard taskmaster. So, will Lee stick at the job or throw in the towel and move back in with Kate?

star 7.56
76 votes
Episode 4

#47 - Episode 4

A Young Doctor's Notebook Season 1 - Episode 4

Balancing a heavy workload with a developing morphine habit, the young doctor finds it increasingly difficult to conceal his burgeoning addiction from his colleagues. After one humiliation too many, he resolves to make a clean start and a dedicated effort to combat the syphilis epidemic. But a blizzard-bound journey to visit a dying patient proves to be his toughest test yet.

star 7.55
194 votes
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A Little Yelp From My Friends

#48 - A Little Yelp From My Friends

Selfie Season 1 - Episode 3

Henry and Eliza discover that their most valuable office relationship might be their own after Saperstein mandates his employees to work on their interpersonal connectivity.

star 7.55
392 votes
Born Dead

#49 - Born Dead

You're the Worst Season 2 - Episode 3

Gretchen makes an attempt to reconnect with her old group of friends by throwing herself a housewarming party. Jimmy does his best to affirm his belief that friends are for babies. Edgar continues his pursuit of Lindsay, and Lindsay meets her estranged husband’s new girlfriend.

star 7.54
752 votes
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Josh and I Are Good People!

#50 - Josh and I Are Good People!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 - Episode 5

After Rebecca and Greg’s disastrous date, Greg accuses her of being a terrible person in front of Josh. Rebecca takes drastic measures to prove she is a good person, which includes helping Darryl with his messy divorce. Meanwhile, Paula takes over the office as the boss for the day.

star 7.51
407 votes
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Librarian

#51 - Librarian

Not Going Out Season 2 - Episode 3

Lucy and Guy are going out with each other, and Guy has practically moved in. This annoys Lee who thinks Guy is too old for her. Lee soon discovers that Guy owns a lap dancing club. While at the club, Lee and Tim see Rose (Thaila Zucchi), a librarian that Tim has been seeing, and discover she is a lapdancer. Tim later dumps her, but then changes his mind. However, Rose refuses to get back together. Meanwhile, Lucy dumps Guy but they soon get back together but agree to take their relationship more slowly.

star 7.49
82 votes
Mortgage

#52 - Mortgage

Not Going Out Season 2 - Episode 1

With Kate having gone back to America, Tim tells Lee he is going to sell the flat, and hires a cleaner called Barbara to clean it. Lee attempts to get a mortgage so he can buy it. In the meantime however he puts off all the potential buyers, until Lucy, who unbeknown to Lee is Tim's sister, arrives saying she will rent the spare room when Lee buys it. Lucy soon decides she wants to buy it herself, and both offer to buy it from Tim. Tim decides to sell it to Lee, however, he cannot get a mortgage so Lucy buys it. On Tim's wishes, she rents out the spare room to Lee.

star 7.46
100 votes
Secret Shopper

#53 - Secret Shopper

Superstore Season 1 - Episode 6

A secret shopper is sent by corporate to test the employees as they try to work out who it is.

star 7.46
1335 votes
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Gay

#54 - Gay

Not Going Out Season 2 - Episode 2

Lucy persuades Lee to pretend to be gay after she lies to a business acquaintance Guy, who she was told is gay himself, by telling him she lives with a gay flatmate to prove she is not homophobic. However, Guy soon starts to get suspicious and tests Lee's sexuality by taking him to a gay bar. Later, Guy overhears Lee saying to Tim, who had started to think Lee was gay, that he is not gay. When Lucy then explains to Guy what happened, he reveals he is not gay and he and Lucy kiss.

star 7.45
84 votes
All About That Paper

#55 - All About That Paper

You're the Worst Season 2 - Episode 4

Jimmy spends the day with an eccentric author on a day-long job interview. Gretchen deals with a work crisis. Edgar discovers the magic of improv comedy. And Lindsay gets served with divorce papers.

star 7.45
723 votes
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Kid

#56 - Kid

Not Going Out Season 1 - Episode 5

Kate and Lee are forced to take in a lodger, a surly 14-year-old boy called Nicky. Lee's attempts to bond with the teenager prove less than successful, while Tim and Nicky discover they have quite a lot in common. Meanwhile, Kate tries to persuade a carnivorous Great Dane to become a vegetarian with unfortunate results.

star 7.43
83 votes
Very Superstitious

#57 - Very Superstitious

Fresh Off the Boat Season 1 - Episode 11

Jessica's superstitions get the best of her when she sells a house with the address 44 West 44th Street - the number 4 being bad luck in Chinese culture. At the urging of the new school counselor, Eddie decides to run for school president, but Jessica's bad luck gets the best of him too when a white lie spirals out of control.

star 7.42
830 votes
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Into the Wilde

#58 - Into the Wilde

Running Wilde Season 1 - Episode 2

Steve’s plan to take Emmy and Puddle on a family vacation is interrupted by the arrival of Emmy’s fiancé, Andy, at the Wilde estate, who has his own plans for Steve.

star 7.40
29 votes
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Christening

#59 - Christening

The Office (US) Season 7 - Episode 7

Pam and Jim prepare for Cece's baptism. When Cece goes missing, Jim fears Angela has taken her.

star 7.40
873 votes
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In Which Claims are Made and a Journey Ensues

#60 - In Which Claims are Made and a Journey Ensues

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Season 1 - Episode 1

Part-time office temp Todd Margaret is unexpectedly chosen to lead the U.K. launch of Thunder Muscle, a new North Korean energy drink of suspicious contents. Despite the help of his new acquaintances, Dave and Alice, Todd struggles to make inroads.

star 7.36
152 votes
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Shark

#61 - Shark

New Girl Season 4 - Episode 12

After Winston graduates from the Police Academy, Nick and Coach worry when they see his new training officer. Meanwhile, Jess uses Schmidt to try and influence a councilwoman to stop the night construction taking place outside the loft.

star 7.35
958 votes
Art

#62 - Art

Not Going Out Season 2 - Episode 5

In an effort to appear as intellectual as Lucy's friends, Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world - holding forth on the subject of an unknown artist, who his cleaner Barbara has told him is the next big thing. When Lucy takes the advice and invests a fortune in the artist's work, Lee is left trying to prevent her from finding out the artist is actually a nobody.

star 7.33
79 votes
Death

#63 - Death

Not Going Out Season 1 - Episode 2

Tim's 94-year-old grandmother dies. Kate accuses Lee of not being in touch with his emotions when he fails to tell her. As penance he sees an expensive psychotherapist, who gets a bit too close to the truth. Tim, flirts with Kate, less than successfully, while she comforts him at his grandmother's funeral.

star 7.31
113 votes
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The Pillars of Creation

#64 - The Pillars of Creation

You're the Worst Season 5 - Episode 8

Paul, Vernon, and Becca air their dirty laundry on a weekend getaway.

star 7.21
198 votes
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Serious

#65 - Serious

Not Going Out Season 1 - Episode 1

Kate tries clown classes after unsuccessfully getting Lee to go to them. You couldn't really call her own attempts a success. To repay Kate Lee goes on a date with Lucy Moss, an author whose book, about her turbulent life, was published by Kate's company. It's a less than happy event, as Lee proves less than great at being serious. With Lee out of the way Tim tries to make things up with Kate.

star 7.13
157 votes