February 23rd, 2011
04:22 PM ET
The title of this episode is an example of one of the many reasons I like this show; it gets straight to the point.
Crosby manages to have a negative effect on a bunch of people, all because he was feeling sorry for himself and decided to spend the night with Max's therapist, Gaby. He does the walk of shame out of her apartment the Morning After. He’s about to find out it’s not going to be that easy to walk away from what he did.
Jasmine shows up at Adam and Kristina's while Gaby is working with Max. Gaby overhears Jasmine telling Kristina about her problems with Crosby. She's so guilty and distracted she can't concentrate.
Later, Gaby tells Adam and Kristina she can’t work with Max anymore, effective immediately, but she doesn’t tell them why. It’s not long before Max is having a serious meltdown, which Crosby witnesses. He’s there to apologize for blowing up at Adam earlier. Adam clearly doesn’t have time, since Gaby quit and Max is melting down. Crosby heads over to Gaby’s to tell her she has to go back and fix it. He says he’ll feel guilty if Max suffers for what they did. Well, he should have thought about that before. He had been making pretty good progress towards acting like a grown man until this nonsense.
Jasmine goes by the bachelor boat to apologize for their fight. Crosby has been drinking and can’t look her in the eye. He admits to sleeping with “someone.” Jasmine throws some things at him, tells him he doesn’t deserve anything good in his life and says she’ll never forgive him.
Meanwhile, Kristina thinks it’s her fault Gaby quit. She goes to apologize and ask Gaby to come back. Gaby admits there were some "complications" with Crosby. I can’t tell if Kristina is more disgusted with Gaby or Crosby. Adam is clearly disgusted with Crosby, who walks in just after Kristina breaks the news. Crosby was about to admit what happened. Instead he gets an earful from Adam about how selfish he is and about how much Max needs Gaby because he has Asperger's. As if things weren't bad enough, Max is standing on the stairs and hears all of this. Remember, they've never told Max about his diagnosis. Thanks to Uncle Crosby, they're going to have to and we've got the serious storyline for next week.
Seth brings Drew back after a father-son breakfast. Amber really doesn’t like the idea of her brother being out with her dad, but she looks at a loss for words when Seth gives her an old guitar as a gift. Later Amber and Drew have a fight about how she’s treating their dad, and she tells him she thinks Seth will leave. The next time Seth is over, she tries not to be flat out rude, but that effort doesn’t last long. She finally loses it when he doesn’t remember she gets seasick. She lets him have it. She can’t forget how he let her down, and she can’t forgive him as easily as Drew did.
It turns out Amber was right about Seth taking off soon. Seth and the band get another job in Seattle and he wants to leave town early and let Sarah tell them. If Seth hasn’t completely changed, Sarah has. After agreeing at first to tell them, she refuses and tells him to show up before they go to school. He does show up to explain what’s happening. Before Amber has a chance to apologize, Seth admits she had every right to go off on him.
Sydney, meanwhile, has decided to become a vegetarian. Camille and Zeek come over to babysit, toting meaty lasagna. Sydney refuses to eat it. She thinks she’s going to get away with not eating the second meal her grandmother made. Zeek says she has to eat something or she doesn’t leave the table. That’s a parenting approach Julia doesn’t approve of. She thinks it undermines her. Zeek thinks Julia and Joel are letting Sydney run the show. Camille intervenes, explaining that Zeek was just trying to help, but that he’s right, Julia can’t let Sydney run things. And looky here, sensitive Zeek is back. He tells her it felt good for her to have his back, and he shows his appreciation in the laundry room.
I'm not sure who the bigger child is, Sydney or Crosby. He did nothing but prove that he can't make good decisions on his own. Sincerely apologizing for screwing up isn't going to help him at all. What do you think? Is there any hope at that moment that anyone is going to forgive him?
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