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Two and a Half Men Episode: "Whipped Unto the Third Generation"

Season 7, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Alan's girlfriend, Melissa, moves in with him after Chelsea convinces Charlie that it would be a great idea, and the women take over the house.
Original Air Date: Sep 28, 2009
Guest Cast Tinashe Kachingwe: Celeste Kelly Stables: Melissa
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Season 7, Episode 2
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Length: 20:53
Aired: 9/28/2009
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Two and a Half Men Episode Recap: "Whipped Unto the Third Generation" Season 7, Episode 2

On this week's Two and a Half Men, the inhabitants of the Malibu beach house try to establish who rules the roost. Charlie maintains that he does because he bought it. Alan feels he should have some say in it because he pays rent (sort of). The girlfriends have their own ideas. In the end, the real king of the kingdom turns out to be the one person who doesn't even live there.

Last week, while Charlie dealt with his moral crisis, Melissa quietly moved in. She was so quiet, in fact, that Charlie wasn't even sure it even happened. This week, she makes her presence loud and clear. She wants to bring her bed in, but gets some resistance from Alan who realizes that it could be a slippery slope — how can he pretend she doesn't live there if she starts bringing in furniture? Melissa thinks it's a matter of Alan not asserting himself.

Meanwhile, we learn that Charlie wasn't as oblivious as he seemed. He knows about the new living arrangements and isn't happy about it. Even worse, Chelsea sees no harm in having Melissa in the house. In order to persuade him to lighten up and allow it, she uses the guilt-trip line "I know you'll do the right thing." The only problem is that Charlie rarely knows what the right thing is (his words, not mine).

Once Alan is given the OK, he goes way overboard (so unlike him). He and Melissa hijack the answering machine, the fridge, and eventually the entire house. When Charlie and Chelsea walk into a raging party, all hell breaks loose. Charlie is so infuriated about all the strangers in his house that he actually tries to get them out by using the tried and true parenting technique: counting to five. Unfortunately for him, he's dealing with a room full of adults who obviously don't know what happens when you get to five. Of course, Charlie doesn't know either, so he up and takes off for a hotel.

Once Alan is alone with the women, he decides to let them know that he is now in charge, according to the "pecking order." The women seem amused, and Alan soon finds himself kicked out of the house and knocking on Charlie's hotel door.

Seeing the two of them in bed together was both disturbing and heartwarming (I'll get to that in a minute). Charlie realizes that he has lost his house, but doesn't want to seem weak while trying to get it back. Alan, of course, never minds appearing weak. We're left wondering how the two will get out of their predicament.

Meanwhile, back at the beach house, the women are recounting the events to Berta. She seems to be on the side of the women, even high-fiving them with a "Girl power, my bitches." Melissa suggests Berta whip them up some celebratory French toast. One look from Berta and they quickly realize their mistake. And we are quickly reminded of who actually rules the roost!

Surprisingly, it's Evelyn to the rescue. She drops by for a visit and hears about what happened. She commends the women on being able to get along despite Charlie's history with Melissa, a tiny fact that no one bothered to tell Chelsea about. When Chelsea questions Melissa about it, Melissa reassures her that had she known beforehand what kind of man Charlie is, she would never have gotten involved with him. The floodgates swing open and the women start at each other. With her work there done, Evelyn leaves.

Now, the heartwarming part: Charlie and Alan are waiting for their mother outside. They obviously had all worked as a family to get their home back. As Evelyn puts it, the "balance is restored." Now, who's going to tell Berta?

In the end, Chelsea checks into a hotel and Melissa takes off. Everything seems back to normal, until Jake brings over his demanding girlfriend. Charlie realizes that they'll never be the kings of the kingdom, as they've been "whipped unto the third generation."

Oh, and Danny, the puppet, is back — back at the breakfast table, the party, and hotel bed. Charlie eventually throws the creepy thing out the window, but I have a feeling that we'll be seeing him again, especially now that Melissa has left.

What did you think of this week's episode? Did you agree with Charlie about why he should be in charge, or were you sympathetic to Alan's argument? Did you find the puppet creepy or charming?  

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On this week's Two and a Half Men, the inhabitants of the Malibu beach house try to establish who rules the roost. Charlie maintains that he does because he bought it. Alan feels he should have some say in it because he pays rent (sort of). The girlfriends have their own ideas. In the end, the real king of the kingdom turns out to be the one person who doesn't even live there.

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