Well the secret’s out! Will accidentally initiates a game of telephone with his daughter’s secret crush on Graham while discussing it with Angie. The second the twins catch word of it, the whole classroom knows within a matter of seconds.
It’s Valentine’s Day – or, as Will calls it, Palentine’s Day. He and Miggy are all set to spend the day together celebrating their friendship. Miggy is taking it veryseriously so he is dismayed to learn how many people had to turn down Will’s invitation for him to finally make it around to asking Miggy.
Need a refresher? Read my recap of last week’s episode here.
Emma and Amy get into their very first fight when Douglas discovers Emma is mathematically gifted. Amy feels as if her sister is going to outgrow her and leave her behind and she’s also jealous of Emma being “special” whereas she feels she isn’t. This manifests in several physical altercations between the two girls, who, Douglas proclaims, have never fought before this.
College recruiters paid a visit to Beverly in this week’s episode of All American, but what happens when Spencer gets the offer he’s been waiting for, only to learn it may come at the cost of his integrity?
This week’s All American is all about a future of possibilities. It’s why Spencer and Jordan are both stressed about the combine event and the opportunity to impress the college scouts. Spencer needs to win a full ride scholarship if he wants the chance of being able to afford college and Jordan is desperate to prove himself as great on his own merit – not just because he’s Billy Baker’s son.
Will discovers a small technicality in he and Mia’s previous divorce papers, he realizes they are still technically married. The fix should be easy right? Just sign and deliver. But Will is having a difficult time resisting Mia’s worldly charms. He needs Angie to go full-throttle and prevent him throwing out the papers altogether. But then Mia speaks in foreign languages and does all those quirky little things that Will loves and he can’t resist falling back into bed with her, forcing Angie to kick him off the grid, after all, it’s for single parents only and if Will is still married, he’s not a single parent.
Will’s ex, and Sophie’s mother, Mia (guest starring the fantastic Vanessa Bayer) makes a surprise visit for Sophie’s birthday and throw’s Will’s world and rules out the window. Everyone is impressed by Mia and her overly generous spirit and energy except Will who finds all the boundaries he’s set for Sophie being challenged. Mia believes bedtimes are defined by circadian rhythms and doesn’t think meals should be eaten in courses. She gives Sophie sugar and gifts, she’s the good cop to Will’s bad and he finds himself having a hard time standing up to her.
It’s Christmas time on Single Parents and I can’t tell you how happy it made me we got one in the first season. This might even be one of my favorite episodes of the season. It’s adorable and hilarious as always but with an extra dosage of stuff that will make your heart flutter.
“The Magic Box” was written by Joe Wengert and directed by Jason Winer and in addition to the main cast, Andy Favreau guest stars as Owen.
Will has a new anti-smartphone agenda he wants to get all the other parents involved in at the next Parent’s Social Night. It’s time for them to make a pledge promising they won’t get their kids cellphones until eighth grade. Meanwhile, Douglas is trying to track down the person who stole his revered Ronald Reagan White House collectible pen at last year’s social night, as the title would suggest.
No kids this week as this episode centers entirely on the parents.
“Ronald Reagan’s White House Collectible Pen” was written by Ali Kinney and directed by Trent O’Donnell.
This week, the gang pursues their passions, Angie with her love of death metal music and desire to learn guitar, and Will with his urgency to rediscover what made him love weather and chasing storms. Plus Douglas gets another chance with Big Red and Poppy tries to find love with a musician!
This week’s episode was written by Lamar Woods and directed by Josh Greenbaum.
This is a great episode for fans of Angie and Will, both if you ship them romantically or just as friends. Leighton and Taran get to have so much fun and in turn, I had just as much fun watching them.
WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.
Apologies for not getting a review up last week, I was out of town and by the time everything settled down a new episode was airing so I figured I’d just miss a week and jump back in fresh! Though trust me I definitely enjoyed seeing Hannah Simone pop in and I’m hoping she’ll be sticking around for a little while.
Also I definitely squealed last week when we got that admission from Douglas about his crush on Poppy! How cute.