Loss, fears and doubts on 'Eastbound & Down'
March 12th, 2012
03:01 PM ET

Loss, fears and doubts on 'Eastbound & Down'

Leave it to Kenny Powers to make a bad thing worse - and downright creepy.

Sunday's episode picked up where we left off last week with Shane dead from a cocaine overdose and KP...well, still finishing up the rest of the blow before proceeding to clean the house and cover up the fact that he was with him before he died. But not before snagging Shane’s truck.

Back at home, KP is convinced Toby is a curse and that all of his bad karma can be attributed to the very presence of his own son.

Apparently, even Chex Mix and water can’t exorcise the demon within baby Toby. I'm not sure which made me laugh more: the "evil baby ruining my life" rant or Stevie investigating his private parts and being in need of some serious Gold Bond.

Meanwhile, KP runs into Ivan on the beach, where they trade barbs about Steve Caballero, surfing and porn. With the loss of his best friend, KP seems to be letting the presence of the Russian sensation bother him more than he’d like to admit.

And things only became weirder for KP at the funeral home. We know sexting is in these days, but taking cell phone pics of the dead? Keep it classy, KP.

And Stevie slapping Shane’s dead body as payback and saying “I win” might simultaneously be the most foul and hilarious thing I’ve seen done to a body postmortem. OK, so maybe KP and Stevie aren’t the only sick men in this recap.

Shane’s family shows up, and it turns out he had a twin brother, Cole (also played by Jason Sudeikis). I’m buying the whole good brother/bad brother thing, and Sudeikis pulls this off with ease as his Cole character is the antithesis of Shane. But that won’t keep KP from using the resemblance to his twisted advantage.

KP wants Cole to come out with him and see the life that his twin led, debauchery and all. In what might be one of the funniest, meanest and straight-up disgusting pranks ever, KP convinces Shane’s college girlfriend that he’s risen from the dead and introduces her to Cole. Let’s just say KP (and this blogger) were the only folks who found that to be even the slightest bit amusing.

Cole gets fed up with KP and lets him have it, calling Shane a deadbeat. He also calls KP an idiot and alludes to the fact that the family is suspicious about him driving a truck that’s eerily similar to the one that Shane drove.

The next day, KP gets rid Shane’s registration and heads off to the funeral. But not even death is sacred in his world. With the help of a boom box, Candlebox’s “Far Behind” and Pearl Jam’s "Alive," he succeeds at making Shane’s funeral all about him. I pretty much live for any public speaking KP delivers. Goose is dead, y’all!

While KP is addressing Shane’s family and friends, Stevie is “comforting” his sister in a car and subsequently cheats on Maria. Of course, this leads Stevie to throw up on himself, and chances are it will make or break things between him and Maria.

As KP leaves the cemetery he’s confronted by Cole, who demands that Shane’s truck be handed over. Cole drives away in the car with KP’s phone inside and when Stevie calls, he chucks the cell out the window.

Later that night, with no one else to turn to, KP finds comfort in reading stories to Toby from Penthouse, and we then get a shot of KP’s phone on the road with April calling.

So, what does April calling mean? What will happen with Stevie and Maria? Any predictions for the rest of the season? Sound off!

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Murat

    Thank You Steven,Glad U're enjoying the show. And one of the bgsiegt thrills of producing / director BSAP Dr. Who, is having Mark Kalita play The Doctor. Quite possibly the finest Voice Actor I've ever known. and The Doctor is the character he was literally born to play. Then factor in Paul's amazing scripts, and all the fabulous folks I've gotten to work with, and it's very much a dream gig for me.

    April 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stevo

    That may have been the funniest comedic funeral I have ever seen. Great episode all around. Season 3 might overtake Season 1 in terms of laughs. Cherry Blossom, you get over here now!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. IvanDochenko

    You guys are about the biggest buzz kills I've ever seen on the interwebs. Seriously, you two suck! If you don't watch this show, your f*u*ckin out. Best show on the televisions. Seriously though, it's obvious neither of you have watched the show, so why come here to comment on it? Try watching it before sitting in snarky judgement. HBO at 10:00 on Sundays.

    March 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Billy Bob

    Yeeeehaw. Let's all jump in the 4 wheel drive and mosey over to the dang klan rally. I heard they are having a covered dish supper with fried grit and pickled opossum feet.

    March 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LaVonya

    Goodness! That guy looks like Alabama Man. I don't guess I'll be watching this show. BTW why doesn't he have a big chew of tobacco in his cheek?

    March 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |

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