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The New Adventures of Old Christine Episode: "The Passion of the Christine"

Season 2, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Ritchie believes his parents are getting back together after they spend time with one another over the summer, leading Christine and Richard to consider giving the idea a try.
Original Air Date: Sep 18, 2006
Guest Cast Marissa Blanchard: Kelsey Blair Underwood: Daniel Harris
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Season 2, Episode 1
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Length: 05:25:24
Aired: 9/18/2006
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December 4, 2006: The Passion of the Christine Season 2, Episode 1

Tonight's episode was a repeat of this season's premiere, and it was good to revisit all the reasons why Richard and Christine should not be together. Yes, it's easier for them to hang out with Ritchie and be parents without carting Ritchie back and forth between homes. Yes, they're comfortable together. Yes, Richard can build fancy laundry rooms. Yes, they can rent movies, eat chili and watch football together, but that doesn't make a marriage work. They're missing that sweaty-palms kind of passion that Christine is suddenly feeling from the hunky new fourth-grade teacher Mr. Harris (otherwise known as the gorgeous Blair Underwood). Things would be easy if Richard and Christine just got back together and fell into the same routine they had been in before, but they don't love each other passionately. They love each more like friends, and they work better as friends. About their routine, Christine said: "I make a few lists, he runs a few errands, he falls asleep on the couch, there's no sex." Christine was more excited about the fancy new laundry room Richard was building for her than about reconciling with Richard. Watching them try to make out was painfully awkward. You could see that they didn't feel any passion and that they were just trying to make it work because they were both lonely and needy. Matthew said it best: "You're keeping him around to make you feel less lonely. It's either that or you're exploiting his neediness by making him build you a new laundry room." I'm just thankful that they decided not to reconcile. I mean, seeing them try to rediscover a passion that was clearly lost long ago made me cringe. They tried making out in a truck, since Christine has the mysterious ability to get passionate in trucks, but even that didn't work. They tried making out on the couch, but neither one was feeling anything. If you have to say something like "maybe I should try some boob action," it's probably not working. And I'm so glad that they realized it wasn't working. The arrival of the sexy Mr. Daniel Harris obviously showed Christine what she needed out of a relationship. She said, "I want someone who makes me roll over desks and walk into doors." Christine lusted for Mr. Harris, a tall, dark, handsome drink of water that could satisfy her thirst for passion. Richard couldn't compete with Blair Underwood, but he was in love with New Christine, so everyone won when Christine told Richard it wouldn't be able to work. Richard seemed to get mad at the end, yelling about how Christine was pulling him along, but he was just saying the lines because he thought anger equaled an explosion of passion. Tonight's episode was a tough lesson about reality, about the good that comes out of knowing when you're not right with somebody. People are so eager to settle down because it's comfortable, but sometimes you can't do anything less than settle for passion. show less
Tonight’s episode was a repeat of this season’s premiere, and it was good to revisit all the reasons why Richard and Christine should not be together. Yes, it’s easier for them to hang out with Ritchie and be parents without carting Ritchie back and forth between homes. Yes, they’re comfortable together. Yes, Richard can build fancy laundry rooms. Yes, they can rent movies, eat chili and watch football together, but that doesn’t make a marriage work. They’re missing that sweaty-palms kind of passion that Christine is suddenly feeling from the hunky new fourth-grade teacher Mr. Harris (otherwise known as the gorgeous Blair Underwood). Things would be easy if Richard and Christine just got back together and fell into the same routine they had been in before, but they don’t love each other passionately. They love each more like friends, and they work better as friends. About their routine, Christine said: “I make a few lists, he runs a few errand... read more

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Premiered: March 13, 2006, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The mishaps of Christine, a divorced mom who tries to move on after her ex finds romance with a younger woman who just happens to share her name.

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