"Two and a Half Men" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on CBS) found an odd balance between gross-out humor and genuine emotional moments on this week's installment. It began on Walden's private jet when, in a moment of turbulence -- when he and Zoey decided that they just might die -- he blurted out that he loved her. She not only failed to return the l-word in that moment, instead declaring that she didn't want to die, but she was also reluctant to say it afterward.
This prompted the rather impulsive Walden to bring home the hot blonde in the elevator in Zoey's apartment. He'd left to confront Zoey about her feelings and an hour later was prepared to cheat on her when she didn't reciprocate to his liking. At least the established immaturity of Walden is being kept intact, even as the show is evolving into a strange series about two very different committed relationships.
While Walden and Zoey are traversing the murky waters of new love -- and she did finally reciprocate the feeling -- Alan and Lindsey are in what would seem to be a rather unpleasant relationship built on resentment and, in her case, getting drunk to be able to stand one another's company and life in general.
Only Lindsey doesn't know when to stop. The audio vomiting that occurred earlier in the episode was but a prelude to the visual eruptions that would occur later on the plane to London where Walden was flying to apologize to Zoey for the hot blonde incident. It was visually disgusting, but certainly keeping in line with the established comedy style of the series.
On a totally related note, did Jake really score with the hot blonde Walden left behind in the house, or was he just lying to boast with his friends?
"Two and a Half Men" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.
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