Jackie is getting nothing but voicemail on Kevin’s phone, and vents her rage by interrogating the poor, stonefaced newsstand vendor. She then eats more of her feelings in the form of some Swedish Fish. This is why ex-junkies often look bloated.
The candy must have worked its chewy, Scandinavian magic, because a while later Jackie seems calm. Zoey, however, is in a snit, not about to forgive the earlier outburst. Jackie, seeking a truce, compliments her roommate flyers, then offers to let Zoey move in until she finds a place. Zoey pretends to be a hard ass, but seconds late is squeeeeeing and leaping at Jackie, who cuts that business off at the pass.
She’s being nice, but she has limits.
Coop is sulking on a bench outside the newsstand, lamenting his child-free status to a barely interested Eddie. Though he acknowledges they’d be good-looking, he doesn’t want kids of his own, and has decided he must be involved in O’Hara’s baby’s life. She’ll love that. Eddie at least sees the futility of trying to talk him out of this.
Charlie returns Jackie’s call from what appears to be the inside of a foot locker, and though he doesn’t have a lot of advice, he cheers her up with his sarcasm and flippancy. They have a sweet relationship, though it is dysfunctional as hell, and it’s sort of heartbreaking when he asks her to keep worrying about him. Charlie needs a friend. Or maybe an EMOTIONALLY PRESENT FATHER.
Or a mom. Where the hell is his mom?
Speaking of fathers, that foot locker turns out to be the floorboard of Cruz’s car, and Cruz nearly has a heart attack when he gets in the driver’s seat and Charlie pops up in the back. Cruz is gruff with him, wondering why he just started popping up, and when Charlie says he wants to hang out and have dinner, Cruz thinks he’s being played, and asks how much money Charlie needs. And though they’ve probably been down that road plenty, it seems that Charlie had been sincere. He takes off, leaving Cruz to bask in his own dick behavior.
Peek A Boo!
Jackie and her new enthusiastic roommate grab a cab home, where Jackie discovers she has no food. Except cartoon pancakes! Which literally makes Zoey break out in a dance of joy. She busts out the Cabbage Patch, the Running Man, and even some Kid N’ Play, all over that kitchen. I recognized those. I am so goddamn old. Anyway, that should be an annoying yet fun arrangement. At least Jackie will have company when Kevin takes their daughters.
Next week, Kevin attempts to do just that! Also, Lenny puts a ring on it, which Zoey loses almost immediately, and what the FUCK? Jackie and Cruz make out?? What is this madness? Charlie will not approve. Hope you guys are liking the recaps!
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