When Suburgatory left for its winter break, the show left us in a place that showcased some of the best of what a sitcom can do. We got a great look at what family really means through the eyes of Tessa and her parents, the Royces and their housekeeper, and the crazy Shays and their adopted son Ryan. The meditation on what it means to be an out of the loop teenager or a parent striving to do what’s right is when Suburgatory is at its best. That being said, in a 22-episode season, no sitcom is going to reach back and throw their best fastball every week. It’s relatively impossible. Therefore, a show like Suburgatory that has earned the trust of its viewers (somewhat) can be forgiven for the occasional descent into pure silliness.