REVIEW: 2 BROKE GIRLS – SEASON 5

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MAIN CAST

Kat Dennings (Thor)
Beth Behrs (American Pie: The Book of Love)
Garrett Morris (Ant-Man)
Jonathan Kite (Pirates of The Caribbean)
Matthew Moy (No Strings Attached)
Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Leslie Grossman (Miss Congeniality 2)
Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars)
Valerie Azlynn (Julia X)
Steve Talley (Hindsight)
Judith Roberts (Dead Silence)
Millicent Martin (Alfie)
Mo Gaffney (That 70s Show)
Bryan Callen (The Hangover)
Barret Swatek (Power Rangers Turbo)
Ed Quinn (Eureka)
Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty)
George Hamilton (Love at First Bite)
John Michael Higgins (Yes Man)
Steven Weber (Izombie)
Robert Costanzo (Batman: TAS)

Here’s some catch-up about our two broke girls, in case you are coming to this for the first time: Max Black is a blue collar girl who had a rough poverty-stricken childhood with an absentee drug addict mother. Caroline Wesbox Channing is a formerly rich high society girl and Wharton graduate who lost all of her money when her father was arrested and thrown in prison for a Ponzi scheme.Highlights of the Season 5 are
5.1) And The Wrecking Ball

A developer plans to demolish the diner, Max’s Homemade Cupcakes, and all the other businesses on the block to make way for an IMAX theater, leading to a very brief Caroline-Han friendship and a search for historical evidence that will allow everything to remain standing. Meanwhile, believing she is an expectant mother, Sophie takes many pregnancy tests.

 

5.3) And The Maybe Baby

Caroline is thrown for a series of loops when she encounters her old boyfriend “Candy” Andy, from being in denial about still having feelings for him, to being stunned to learn that he’s getting married, to being horrified when she somehow agrees to make the cake at their wedding. Max finds most of this hilarious, but even she is both moved and shocked by the two later relevations. Elsewhere, Sophie has decided to use a life-like robot baby to prepare for her inevitable pregnancy.

5.4) And The Inside Out Situation

When Caroline and Max are putting together an order for an LGBT client named “I”, a misunderstanding involving the packaging for the cupcakes and the out of context comment “we cannot sell these cupcakes to you” leads to an angry community boycott against the allegedly bigoted cupcake shop. This also begins to ruin the diner’s business, and Han’s attempt to help doesn’t work once the protesters realize he’s straight. A friendly guy places a huge cupcake order for his organization and invites Caroline and Max to come to a convention, only for the girls to realize in horror that the meeting is for an anti-gay “family values” group. They then figure out a way to let everyone know what they really stand for.

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5.5) And The Escape Room

Caroline learns that Max has been overcharging her $25 on her share of the rent every month. Han has the entire diner staff go to an escape room as a team building exercise. Even though the room has an Alice in Wonderland theme, which is Caroline’s favorite childhood book, she refuses to help with the clues as she is still mad at Max.

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5.6) And The Not Regular Down There

Max meets a handsome man and takes him home, but to her shock, he refuses sex with her. The guy says he wants to get to know Max first, and also reveals an interesting feature of his male anatomy. Meanwhile, Sophie insists that Oleg get his sperm count tested, then walks out on her own gynecologist appointment because she’s afraid to find out that she might be the reason that Oleg cannot give her a baby.Image result for 2 broke girls and the no new friends

5.10) And The No New Friends

When Max’s old friend Becky White stops by the cupcake window, Caroline realizes she hasn’t made any new friends other than Max since coming to Williamsburg. Caroline immediately befriends two young women sitting in a diner booth, and gets invited to their weekend event. Max jokes with Caroline that the women might be in a cult, which turns out to be prophetic.the-video-game-discovery-2-broke-girls

5.11) And The Booth Babes

When Max and Caroline work a promotional booth at a gaming convention that Han is attending, they discover that an avatar for a new game has been made in Max’s image. Meanwhile, Oleg’s cousin is remodeling Sophie’s apartment, forcing her and Oleg to temporarily move into the girls’ apartment, where they make themselves at home.Image result for 2 broke girls and the lost baggage5.13) And The Lost Baggage

Max and Caroline arrive in Hollywood, though Max’s luggage does not. While Caroline waits for a chance to talk to producer Perry Tyler (Chris Williams), Max is upset that Randy (Ed Quinn), the lawyer she met at the hotel bar and later slept with, has not called or texted the next day. Sophie arrives in town, seeking doctors who have performed fertility treatments for over-40 celebrities.

5.14) And The Bet Your Ass

Caroline gets her meeting with the head writer for the movie, who tells her that they don’t want a “Max” character in the film at all. Caroline is upset until the writer says they are thinking of Jennifer Lawrence for her role. Max goes on a date with Randy, who tries to set up Caroline with his elderly friend Bob (George Hamilton), and later Max and Sophie go to an audition for The Price Is Right. In the end, Caroline tells Max she refused to agree to the film unless the Max role stays in..

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5.17) And The Show and Don’t Tell

Caroline and Max decide to expand their cupcake business with the $250,000 that Caroline will receive for the movie about her life. They visit Caroline’s father in prison to see a musical that he has written, where he tells Max that Caroline will not be happy and this is her big chance to move back to Manhattan, infuriating Max. Meanwhile, Sophie receives a letter identifying the sex of her baby but wants it to be revealed using a “gender reveal cake”.

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5.19) And The Attack of The Killer Apartment

Randy decides he wants to spend a night in the girls’ apartment to see how Max lives, but he soon steps on a floorboard nail and has to go to the hospital. He later uses the incident and his lawyer skills to force the landlord into putting the girls’ name on the apartment lease, and he also fine-tunes their application for the dessert shop’s liquor license.

Image result for 2 broke girls and the big gamble5.22) And The Big Gamble

Max and Caroline learn Han is in trouble with a gang when he can’t pay substantial debt he amassed from gambling on women’s tennis. The girls decide to pay off Han’s $30,000 debt in exchange for part ownership in the diner.

Image result for 2 broke girls and the big gambleThis is still great fun – just as good as it ever was, bring on Season 6.

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