Hopped up on morphine after a mild heart attack, Alan (Jon Cryer) had a vision of his brother Charlie who'd come back from hell just to abuse him some more.
But there was no on-screen reunion between Sheen and Cryer: Charlie's ghost was instead played by a cigar-chomping Kathy Bates. Complete with signature bowling shirt.
The episode didn't sit well with critics. Entertainment Weekly hoped that Bates had some laughs on the set, because there were none on screen. And USA Today asked the writers to give Alan a little more dignity next season.
"Two And A Half Men" continues on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
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