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2003, TV Show

Two and a Half Men Episode: "I'd Like to Start With the Cat"

Season 6, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Charlie ends up in couples counseling. Dr. Linda Freeman: Jane Lynch. Chelsea: Jennifer Taylor.
Original Air Date: Feb 9, 2009

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Season 6, Episode 15
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Length: 22:00
Aired: 2/9/2009
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Two and a Half Men Episode Recap: "I'd Like to Start with the Cat" Season 6, Episode 15

Charlie ends up in couples counseling after his current girlfriend becomes very dissatisfied with their relationship.

While they were in bed, Charlie's current girl of the moment, Chelsea, suddenly began crying after Charlie asked her if she wanted pudding.  She wasn't' really crying about the pudding, but that's what set her off. She revealed to Charlie that she was sick of their routine, which consisted of TV, sex, and food. She said, "We don't go anywhere, we don't do anything. I want to know who you are; I want you to know who I am." Charlie thought they did know each other. Chelsea asked him what her middle name was, and he guessed wrong. He also had no clue what her cat's name was when she asked him. She knew his middle name, which was Francis. He called her a show-off.

Chelsea was upset and angry, so she left Charlie's house. While she was leaving, Charlie told her that he does care; he just doesn't pay close attention. Alan wanted to know what happened. Charlie told him that the problem was that he didn't know her middle name. Alan told him it was Christine. Alan said he had asked her what it was because he wanted to get to know her. Charlie told Alan that they had lo-mein, sex, and then the crying started. He told Alan that apparently she wanted more out of the relationship. "I've never been mule-kicked for not knowing a cat's name" Charlie said. Alan managed to find out Chelsea's cat's name. "It's Mandu, like Katmandu." He told Charlie. Charlie replied "Why was I thinking Puss-Puss?"

Later, Jake was searching all over the kitchen for dessert. He wasn't having any luck. All he could find was frozen peas. Alan said that Charlie may have been eating all of the desserts. "If you want dessert, have an apple" Alan said to Jake.

Charlie went to see his psychologist, Dr. Linda Freeman. He revealed to her that he thought there was something wrong with him because he was passing up opportunities to have sex with a stranger. He referred to this as "opportunities to get strange — women with who I'm not previously acquainted." While he was with the doctor, he was eating food. He also admitted that he had gained weight. Dr. Freeman asked him why Chelsea dumped him. "Who can understand a woman's mind?" Charlie answered. He did admit that she was dissatisfied with their relationship. As he was talking to the doctor, he continued to eat. She said, "You're stuffing yourself with crap to suppress your feelings." Charlie said that's why he drinks. Charlie thought that getting Chelsea back would help. The doctor agreed that it could help, but it would only be a temporary solution to his problems.

Charlie had set-out to win Chelsea back. He met up with her at a coffee shop. At one point he mentioned something to her about her family or where she was from. He said she was from Davenport, Iowa, because Alan told him that was where she was from. She said she wasn't from Davenport, but she was from Champagne, Illinois. "That bastard set me up!" Charlie said after he realized what Alan was doing by telling him these things. Charlie told Chelsea that he was seeing a shrink and that he was confronting his issues. Chelsea thought he was suggesting that they attend couples counseling. This seemed to make Chelsea happy, so Charlie went along with it even though he obviously didn't want them to get counseling together. Chelsea told him to let her know when the appointment was.

When Charlie got home, he let Alan know what had happened. "Oh, did I say Davenport, Iowa? I meant Champagne, Illinois!" Alan said to Charlie, but you could tell he deliberately told him the wrong town. Charlie then noticed that Jake had written his name on pudding that was in the fridge. Alan told Charlie that Jake wrote his name on the food that he bought himself, because he didn't want Charlie to have it. Charlie took one anyway. Charlie asked Alan about couples' therapy. Alan told him that it's horrible but it's worth it because you're paying a stranger to watch. He then just went on about how horrible it was and how he ended up on Charlie's couch when it was all over. "God bless couples counseling!" Alan said. Jake saw Charlie eating pudding. "That better not be one of my pudding cups!" Jake said to Charlie. Charlie told him it wasn't even though it was.

Charlie was late for couples counseling. He brought a gift for Chelsea and a bottle of champagne for Dr. Freeman. He thought he was supposed to bring gifts. He found out he wasn't supposed to, and he realized Alan had set him up again. "Bastard got me again!" Charlie said. Dr. Freeman asked Chelsea what was wrong with their relationship. She said she wanted more in a relationship besides sex, TV, and Chinese food. She also believed Charlie had fallen into a rut. Dr. Freeman suggested that Charlie do something outside of his comfort zone. Some suggestions included doing different activities with Chelsea and meeting her family. Charlie responded, "I was thinking: order a chick-flick and eat Italian." Dr. Freeman told Charlie he might enjoy doing new things. She pointed out that Charlie and Chelsea were very different. "Why do you want to be in this relationship?" she asked Charlie. Charlie said that Chelsea was all that he could think about, and that he passed up sex with strangers for her. He said he would do anything to make their relationship work, and he seemed to mean it. This made Chelsea happy. Charlie thought everything was fine and that he could leave, but Dr. Freeman said that they probably should talk about the issues he has with his mother and his latent homo-sexuality.

When Charlie got home, Alan was sitting in the kitchen, wearing a football helmet, and reading the newspaper. "How was couples counseling?" he asked Charlie. Charlie hit him on the head, and he obviously knew that was coming. "Why did you do that?" Charlie asked Alan, about how he kept setting him up to make a fool of himself. Alan said he did it because it was really funny. Charlie said he had to return to couples counseling next week. Jake took Charlie's pudding. When Charlie wanted it and he couldn't find it, Jake replied, "Have an apple!" This made Alan laugh. Charlie noticed Alan wasn't wearing the helmet this time, so he really hit him in the head after he had heard him laughing. I think it's funny when these two fight.

It seems like Charlie really cares about Chelsea. Maybe she'll be in a few more episodes. I liked how Alan kept setting Charlie up to make him look like a fool. What did you think about this episode?

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Charlie ends up in couples counseling after his current girlfriend becomes very dissatisfied with their relationship.

While they were in bed, Charlie's current girl of the moment, Chelsea, suddenly began crying after Charlie asked her if she wanted pudding.  She wasn't' really crying about the pudding, but that's what set her off. She revealed to Charlie that she was sick of their routine, which consisted of TV, sex, and food. She said, "We don't go anywhere, we don't do anything. I want to know who you are; I want you to know who I am." Charlie thought they did know each other. Chelsea asked him what her middle name was, and he guessed wrong. He also had no clue what her cat's name was when she asked him. She knew his middle name, which was Francis. He called her a show-off.

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Premiered: September 22, 2003, on CBS
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Premise: A hit sitcom built on often-raunchy material, starring Charlie Sheen and, later, Ashton Kutcher begins with the premise of a Malibu bachelor (Sheen) whose life is disrupted when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move in with him. In the ninth season, Kutcher replaces Sheen, playing a billionaire with a broken heart. Briskly written and performed, the sitcom had fun spoofing Charlie Sheen's bad-boy reputation (which ultimately led to his exit from the series) and Jon Cryer's nervous energy.

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