In terms of one-liners and such, this episode was pretty much the most jam-packed of the season. I'll try to sum up the plot as quick as I can so we can get to as many funny moments as possible.
Things got started where they left off - Billie was being a shrew and Earl tried his best to deal with it. Wondering why karma gave him a raw deal, Earl set about trying to find a solution. He decided to throw himself full-throttle into working on the list after realizing that working hard was how his own father had dealt with his mother's quirks over the years. However, this brought him face-to-angry-face with other women who were not so happy with him (namely Joy and Didi, the one-legged girl). After crossing them both off of his list (Didi's finally off, after all this time!), Billie starts being a little nicer. Earl figures that if he corrects all the misdeeds he's committed against women, karma will reward him with a happy marriage.
This brings him to #204: Seduced Seven Virgins. Earl and Randy used to take advantage of local Camdenite (akin to Amish or Mennonite) women who are given 21 days to experience the outside world upon turning 21. All of the girls they seduced decided to not return to their community, so to make up for it, Earl and Randy take the now-21 Greta under their wing to ensure she returns after the end of 21 days. When Billie snaps after Earl appears to be choosing the list over her, she goes on a rampage undoing all of his good deeds. After almost getting arrested, she takes asylum with the Camdenites, whose property is sovereign and out of police jurisdiction. In the end, she joins the Camdenites, obtains an amicable divorce from Earl, and gives him the rest of her money.
Whew, these hour-long episodes pack a lot in. This one is definitely worth it though. It was fantastic seeing most characters from the show reunited while helping to un-tip the trailer (it doesn't get any better than seeing Tim Stack working right alongside Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop). It was great to see Stuart and Kenny settling into their relationship as well. Kenny's come a long way.
Randy, Darnell, and Joy were all at their best. I love Crabman's deserved status as the smartest guy Earl knows. The tension was quite palpable as Joy read Darnell's poetry while husband and ex-husband helplessly stood by waiting for her wrath, which didn't come ("Did you pee a little?" "Yeah." "Me too."). And apart from his being a scene-stealing powerhouse tonight, I enjoyed watching Randy's blossoming romance with Greta. He deserves it, and it provided much needed insight into karma for Earl. Catalina had some funny moments, especially the bit where they used her to try and scare Greta about the outside world. Still, I can't wait for them to get down to a more substantial Catalina subplot.
So it looks like that's about it for
Alyssa Milano. It's really a shame - she's been quite an addition. Hopefully there will be a cameo or two down the line. I liked how she was able to become a good person only after being removed from the "evil," non-Camdenite world (especially the part about how it's "hard to be greedy around people so happy to give").
Judging from our little forums here, we've all had our ups and downs with this season. However, I have to admit they wrapped it up in style. For now, it's back to
Earl reruns for all of us. See you back here for Season Four!
So many funny moments tonight. Let's get to as many as we can:
" "You should just cut her head off like that King of England guy, or the guy downstairs."
" "There's nothing like a crap and a shower to make you feel better."
" Billie putting Randy through all sorts of embarrassing stunts in exchange for a Klondike Bar.
" Upon seeing an ATM card, Randy says, "Oh . . . there's a special card you got to put in."
" Randy on sleeping outside near the railing: "I feel like I'm in a giant crib, which is nice."
" "A good farmer always finds something to plow."
" So many hilarious references to
CSI: Miami: According to Randy, it stands for "Crime Stuff In Miami," and
David Caruso is "that creamsicle-looking guy." The send-up of the much-lampooned
CSI: Miami intro was fantastic as well.
" Randy's explanations of things to the inexperienced Greta. Alka Seltzer turns water into champagne; "That's phone. Isn't it cool?" "How does it work?" "Nobody knows.".
" Greta wants to stay in the outside world for "Zippers, mirrors, and tampons that are not made of hay."
" I got a huge kick out of Randy and Greta romantically blowing bubble gum and a stressed-out Earl yelling through the window, "C'mon, Randy, you're killing me!"
" "Are you magic?" "Yes."
" Mr. Turtle has "his own little park" due to the tipped-over trailer.
And so much more. Help me out with the ones I can't fit.
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In terms of one-liners and such this episode was pretty much the most jam-packed of the season Ill try to sum up the plot as quick as I can so we can get to as many funny moments as possible Things got started where they left off Billie was being a shrew and Earl tried his best to deal with it Wondering why karma gave him a raw deal Earl set about trying to find a solution He decided to throw himself full-throttle into working on the list after realizing that working hard was how his own father had dealt with his mothers quirks over the years However this brought him face-to-angry-face with other women who were not so happy with him namely Joy and Didi the one-legged girl After crossing them both off of his list Didis finally off after all this time Billie starts being a little nicer Earl figures that if he corrects all the misdeeds hes committed against women karma will reward him with a happy marriage This brings him to 204 Seduced Seven Virgins E