Ava Spies on Kevin's Christmas on 'Up All Night' (VIDEO)
by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 8th 2011 1:30AM
Blythe Danner returned as Reagan's mother for the Christmas installment of 'Up All Night' (Wed., 8PM ET on NBC). She arrived to find her daughter in full OCD mode trying to outdo the neighbor's Christmas decorating in order to get the same reaction from her daughter that they did.
She was also trying to get into the Christmas spirit in a way that her mother never did during her own childhood, though by the end of the episode the pair had reconciled their differences over a stolen Santa and reindeer they simply could not get up on the roof.
Ava, on the other hand, was beside herself with worry and jealousy after finding out that Kevin and his ex-wife planned a Christmas together as a show of solidarity for the kids. She invaded the Brinkley household, and then when that didn't allow her to spy enough on Kevin, she went to another neighbor's house.
While Ava has been seen in public without getting any kind of reaction from the public, the neighbors clearly knew who she was and were excited by her surprise visit. Particularly because she promised them a home makeover, though what she did or didn't do toward that wasn't shown.
In the end, Kevin declared that he loved Ava, and all her worry was for naught. It looks like Jason Lee is going to be sticking around 'Up All Night' for a while. Could he soon be upgraded to full time cast member?