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.