April 9th, 2012
03:33 PM ET
In arguably one of the greatest “Eastbound & Down" episodes ever, Kenny Powers got his mojo back, Ashley Schaeffer met his demise and we said goodbye to baby Toby, for now.
Sunday's episode saw Black Biker Week arrive at Myrtle Beach, and yes, that was 2 Chainz playing in the intro. Rap music and KP don’t mix unless there's about to be some hilarious racial tension.
Of course, all the folks in the beach town were scared. And who was the guy in the Skeletor mask? That would be KP’s nemesis, Reg Mackworthy (Craig Robinson). Great opening sequence.
In the Mermen locker room, KP introduced the team to Toby, who KP's finally proud of. (“I have a f******kid, yo!”)
KP also said he’s a changed, more humble man, and ready to be a team player. Coach wasn't trying to hear it, and told KP that if he wants to go from the bench to the mound, he’d better shut it. Ivan's the man now, and everyone can only laugh at KP’s quips about being team leader and making contributions to the squad.
On his way out of the stadium, KP was confronted by the biker gang, led by none other than Ashley Schaeffer (Will Ferrell). Apparently, he’s been coming to Black Biker Week for 10 years. In another classic showdown, Schaeffer threatened Toby in a very not cool way, and let KP know that one-eyed Reg was back. Press play on the Three 6 Mafia, and let the rematch begin.
Stevie, still losing it over Maria, has started scrapbooking, and KP tried to keep his mind on what’s important. "Dude, gotta make sure these doors are locked at all times, it's Black Biker Week,” he told his still completely bald sidekick.
KP had no sympathy for Stevie's hope that he'll win Maria back, and said in one of the best lines of the night, “I got black dudes trying to kill me - you don’t see me making a collage about it.”
At the beach, Ivan was giving his teammates advice on sex positions, or something close to it. KP and Ivan traded some barbs, but KP tried to apologize for burning down his party. Ivan served KP the diss and called him “old," which clearly means war.
In one of the most amazing moments of the episode, Stevie went out to face Maria in a full wig and fake eyebrows. Unfortunately for Stevie, he got into a brawl where his bald state was revealed and everyone laughed at him. (“Look away! I’m monster,” said the man doing his best “Phantom of the Opera” impression.)
In the midst of all of this, Stevie lost Toby, who was in the backseat of his station wagon.
Stevie returned home to tell KP, and in light of the news, KP punched Stevie in the face and started freaking out.
“I’ll buy shrimp for the rest of your life,” Stevie promised before KP found out that Mackworthy and Schaeffer kidnapped Toby. KP talked sense back into Stevie, and then it was on.
Alas, the big showdown. I’m not sure what was more hilarious: Stevie rocking Freddy Kruger hands, KP’s "Rambo" headband or Will Ferrell dressed like a lost member of the T-Birds. Let's go with all of the above. Where’s John Travolta?!
Mackworthy was about to break KP's arm when Toby started screaming. Then Schaeffer told Mackworthy he’s his master, and the black biker gang turned on its white leaders. KP asked Mackworthy to catch for him in the Mermen game, and they headed off to the diamond.
At the game, Ivan had lost his touch. Taking a cue from the John Rocker-inspired story that this show is loosely based on, the fans were throwing batteries at poor Ivan.
KP and the gang showed up, and inspired by seeing his son in the crowd and Ivan’s failure, KP reclaimed his mojo. He incited a riot in the stands, got the strike out and delivered the classic, “You’re f****** out,” line.
Maria also met up with Stevie at the game, and they reunited. “There’s no better feeling than winning,” KP narrated. True, indeed.
While KP was catching some waves on the beach, April popped up with friendship bracelets in her hair, looking like a teen spring breaker returning from an island vacation. After showing April some of Toby’s toys, including the “Dildosauras Rex,” it was time for a serious chat.
April explained to KP that she needed some time alone, and she offered to take Toby and leave KP to do his thing. At first, KP acted as though that was music to his ears, but then April walked out of the nursery, Toby in hand.
One last episode to go! Thoughts? Favorite "Eastbound" memories?
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