Pains in the Family Are Wrong
Hannah introduces Gordon to the writers she hired for the program before he became a part of the cast: Janae, Benny, and Azmina in episode 3 of Season 1.
Gordon does not understand them or their humour at all. So he invites in writers his age who make jokes that, according to Hannah, are "too sitcom-y."
The younger writers accuse the older writers of being corny and wildly offensive. The older writers accuse the younger writers of ignoring comedy.
Hannah finally accepts that her and Gordon's writers have nothing in common. She claims they were frightened to imagine that it might work for them to do a show together. She pack up her stuff to leave and instructs Gordon to do the project his way.
Hannah gets back to her seat. They'll do it well. Everyone laughs, and suddenly they're all laughing about the situation.
Zack tells Clay he knows about his Susan-related relationship. However, he cautions him not to make the occasion an open one. Once, his mom broke the windshield of a guy who broke it off with her.
Clay is frantically trying to avoid Susan after this. He has even hired someone to act as an HR representative in order to put an end to his relationship with Susan.
Susan knows what Clay is doing, so Clay confesses what Zack said to Clay, who then explains something her son does not understand. She likes to have sex. The windshield? It was broken during sex. She's not mad that he doesn't want a relationship.
Zack then thanks Clay for being nice to his mom. He's glad, at least, that Clay is still his TV dad. Clay, annoyed that he's starting to care about this kid, invites Zack to eat a hamburger with him.
Reed and Bree are preparing to perform a scene in which their characters will be in the bed together. Reed checks to make sure she'll be okay, considering their previous experiences. She assures him that she's okay.
Bree is actually feeling vulnerable. She feels old and unappreciated the last time she saw her on the show. Timberly realizes that Bree hasn't had a first date in 15 years and invites her out later.
Bree and Reed shoot the scene when they're in bed. While Bree is okay, everyone teases Reed for getting overexcited.
He is even questioned by HR. He claims that his refusal to lie in bed is "against company policy." Bree teases him endlessly for still having feelings for her.
After he and Reed kiss, Bree begins to cry again. This time, when they kiss, Bree begins to cry.
Timberly jumps in and takes Bree to a pub to comfort her. She replies that they made each other crazy. However, kissing him brought her back to times when she used to be sexual and loved.
Timberly assures her that a large number of employees are attracted to her. She encourages her to return home with someone in the bar. She is sexy and should feel that way again.
Reed calls Bree to check in later that night. She replies that he was right. He was concerned about whether or not he would feel that old spark. He did. He believed she did.
She says she appreciates him stating that. However, she assures him that she is in a fantastic position right now.
Timberly lies beside her and she picks up the phone and turns over in the bed.
This episode, tension in the Step Right Up writers' room has reached an all-time high, with at times appropriate commentary on differing generational comedy styles. That... we can all come together, no matter how great our differences are, and it adds to Reboot's genre in some way.
At times, the characters are becoming more compelling. Clay at times feels uneasy in his instinctual actions and dishonest nature, but this also conflicts with his desire to do the right thing.
And the tension between Bree and Reed is intensifying. They certainly have chemistry, but Bree is instead making herself feel sexy again and opening herself up to new experiences. We want to believe her (and I do) when she declares to Reed that she is finally in a good position.
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