Two and a Half Men 9.16 "Sips, Sonnets and Sodomy" Review

After last week's episode of Two and a Half Men, I praised Sophie Winkleman for her portrayal of Walden's girlfriend Zoey, who was turning out to be a sweet and hilarious character. The hilarious part stands, but Zoey puts on her bitch hat in this week's episode, "Sips, Sonnets and Sodomy." The same goes for Alan's girlfriend, Lyndsey (Courtney Thorne-Smith). It's one long cat fight when a storm forces the two couples to spend Valentine's Day together at the beach house.

It's not a complete change in character for Zoey: we've seen her snobbery come out before, just not so forcefully directed at a single person for such an extended period of time. It's difficult to figure out what the root problem is between Zoey and Lyndsey, but it's probably as simple as Zoey being a bit of a snob and Lyndsey not being able to tolerate it. The zingers fly back and forth the entire episode; it's a bit tiring, but the men are the highlight of the episode with their cluelessness. Walden and Alan have no capability of stopping a brawl between two grown women once it has started. The "half" man, Jake, was missing from this episode entirely.

The fight begins when Zoey and Walden return from the opera. Lyndsey mentions she doesn't like opera, and Zoey says it requires a certain amount of refined taste and education. Ouch. They get into a discussion about their respective education. Zoey went to Oxford before transferring to Harvard and took a semester off to study opera in Florence. Lyndsey went to community college—Zoey asks if that's like trade school. Read More...


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