'Two and a Half Men' - 'Tinkle Like A Princess' Recap
by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 2nd 2010 9:02AM
(S07E16) Holy hoochey-mama! Looked like the old Charlie Harper was back by the time all was said and done. For a while there, it wasn't a certainty. Charlie had all the symptoms of a Woody Allen schlemiel as 'Two and a Half Men' ventured into territory that seemed out of kilter. It was like the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief. Fortunately, acceptance for Charlie was just a bender away. More on that and the $18,000, too, after the jump.
For weeks, the Chelsea/Charlie good ship engagement has been veering into the rocks. Finally the thing went down and Charlie had to face the fact that he was free again. Instead of celebrating, he was hibernating. He was even semi-suicidal, if you consider a dip in the Pacific a real attempt. The idea that he was unable to use the toilet because she'd once tinkled there -- like a princess -- was funny, but so un-Charlie. He had Alan symptoms, minus the whining.
Now that it's over -- and it seems like it is -- Charlie can return to his wayward ways. Aunt Betsy was a good start. How ironic that she was a gift from God, sorta. See what happened when Charlie went to church! It worked out perfectly because there wasn't a minister or priest in sight.
Yes, Charlie made one more try to win back Chelsea, but it would be beating a dead horse if he keeps doing that every week. It's time for Charlie to meet some new ladies and rekindle his roving. He dodged a bullet with the Bellagio excursion -- although he did get three days of honeymoon sex without actually having to stay married -- and dodged a bigger one with Chelsea moving out. Now he has to move on.
While there are complications from the real world impacting on 'Two and a Half Men,' it might be great if Charlie and Alan got out of the comfort of the Malibu beach house and went on a road trip or something. If there's one thing missing lately, it's more situations between the Harpers. And Jake should definitely be in the car. Their getting lost in the California woods a few weeks ago was hilarious.
Other points of interest
-- The reference to her menstrating may have been to imply that she cannot possibly turn up preggers in a future episode and claim it was Charlie's baby.
-- Loved Berta and Alan's discussion about who was going into the ocean to get Charlie.
-- Sonofabitch ... Charlie cut Alan out of the will!
-- How is it possible that cute girls even talk to Jake? He's so unattractive.
-- Is Evelyn getting back her deposit on the wedding hall? Remember, it was her gift to Charlie and Chelsea.
-- Bring back Rose! She has really been missed as Charlie's stalker.
-- John Amos and Stacy Keach were very 'Brokeback Mountain' for sailors if they lived happily ever after.
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