It is an epic saga by "Louie" (Thu., 10:30 p.m. ET on FX) standards as the first of a two-part story began. In it, Louis is encouraged by his daughters to get back into the dating pool and get a girlfriend that they can meet and enjoy as much as Mommy's "friend."
In typical Louis fashion, he jumps blindly into bed with a comedian he finds amusing, and without really trying to get to know her or make a connection he invites her over to his place for dinner with him and his daughters. This after she'd just told him he was rather disappointing in bed.
So imagine Louis' surprise when he proves successful. After bonding with a very nice lady at a bookstore where he picks up a few books for his eldest daughter, he comes up with a very Louis, very self-deprecating way to ask her out. It's so awkward and hilarious that it's brilliant.
Even better for Louis, it works. And that's where the episode leaves him, with the fist pump of victory. But this is "Louie." It can probably only go downhill from here.
Find out how he inevitably screws it all up -- or perhaps shockingly doesn't -- as "Louie" continues Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET on FX.
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