Becker

Season 4 Episode 8

Dinner and a Showdown

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2001 on CBS
8.9
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Dinner and a Showdown
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Reggie makes a special "connection" with her friend's, Sara, husband. While Reggie and Becker are with another couple, Becker receives an emergency page and must rush off, reluctantly leaving his credit card to pay for the meal. Then Reggie's friend, Sara, also races off to tend to her children, leaving her husband Richard to stay and enjoy dinner with Reggie. But the two end up enjoying more than a meal—they end the night with a dessert that wasn't on the menu.moreless

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  • Beng cheap!

    7.5
    Reggie asks Becker to pretend to be her boyfriend on a date with her friend Sara and her husband.....a woman she despise.



    Reggie has a brief fling with Richard who is married to Sara, and though they did bond on an emotional level, I was happy that Reggie ended it.



    Because,Becker, is so cheap he will commit gluttony just so he can get back as Sara for stiffing him with a big check the first time they went out.



    It was fun seeing Becker and Reggie act as a couple, even though it was for a short time.



    Overall, a great episode.

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  • Reggie gets John to double date with her, Sara, and Richard.

    8.5
    At the diner, Bob is eating other people's leftovers, since it was just going to be thrown out. Sara comes in with photos from her vacation. She invites Reggie out on a double date. As Sara leaves, John comes in and is asked by Reggie to go out with her with Sara. John's not interested in going with her.



    Linda walks into the office, only to be yelled at by Margaret since she's late. Linda's got a bit of an attitude, which makes for somewhat of a confrontation with Margaret. Reggie comes in to see John. She asks him to go out with her, but he's still not interested until she begs him.



    At dinner, everyone's eating, and chatting about John and Reggie. John bails on Reggie when he gets a page, so Reggie runs after him. Reggie asks him for his credit card to cover his part of dinner. Since Sara is watching, Reggie asks John to kiss her, so he reluctantly does.



    At the diner, Reggie and Richard are chatting, when they start flirting and make out.



    At the diner, John comes in and asks where his credit card is. Reggie gives him the credit card and some money from her. The dinner was $240, so they split it. Sara seems to have ordered quite a bit of food. When John leaves, Reggie talks to Jake and Bob about the night. They can't believe what happened with Reggie and Richard. Reggie's also having lunch with him later that day.



    At the doctor's office, Linda's attitude is driving Margaret and the patients crazy.



    At the diner, Reggie comes in, while Jake stands behind the counter. Reggie says that there's nothing going on with she and Richard. John comes in and asks for coffee. Sara then comes in, and is hit on by Bob. Sara apologizes for wanting to leave early last night. She wants to get together again sometime, so John volunteers to go tonight. John wants to end up sticking her with the bigger half of the bill



    At dinner, Reggie and John are waiting for Sara and Richard. When they show up, they start ordering. Richard and Sara order light, while John orders a bit more than they do. Sara then decides to order lobster, so John asks about side dishes. Reggie and Richard walk away, where they chat about themselves, and Reggie says how they shouldn't be doing this. At the table, John and Sara are going at it, ordering more and more expensive food. Back to Richard and Reggie, who are still talking about being friends. Back at the table, the waiter reads off the enormous list of food Sara and John have ordered. Richard and Reggie come back, and sit down. Reggie says that she isn't hungry after all.



    At the diner, Reggie and John talk about she and Richard, while John isn't feeling so well, after eating all of that food.



    Although not my favorite plot, this was a very funny episode. The whole competition thing at dinner was pretty silly.moreless

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    • Becker: You did the right thing.
      Reggie: Good for me, I get to curl up with my conscience tonight.

    • Becker: Don't bother me with logic, I'm working off of spite here. Wear something roomy.

    • Reggie: Oh, don't be such a hard-ass.
      Becker: I said no nicknames!

    • Reggie: If I have to beg, I will.
      Becker: Alright, let's see what you got.

    • Reggie: We really liked each other.
      Becker: Reg, he's married. Everyone looks good.

    • Reggie: I'm meeting Richard for lunch today.
      Jake: Reg, you know that after eating you'll want to stretch your legs, which leads to taking a walk which leads to your apartment which leads to sex.
      Reggie: Fine. Maybe I'll just meet him for dessert.
      Jake: Bad idea. You'll eat too much which leads to feeling fat, which leads to changing clothes which leads to sex.
      Reggie: Coffee?
      Jake: Coffee? Coffee breath, which leads to mint which leads to a motel, which leads to sex.
      Reggie: Can we meet for water?
      Jake: Water? Why don't you just do it in the street?

    • Becker: Not everything I ate tonight really likes everything else I ate tonight.

    • (Sara is showing off her vacation pictures)
      Bob: Oh, look the baby whales come right up on the beach.
      Sara: Those are my children.
      Bob: No way! I mean, cute kids.

    • Reggie (to Becker): I almost had an affair and you paid three hundred dollars for dinner. It's a first in both of our lives.

    • Becker: Oh Paul, it just occured to me that I might need something to wash all this down.
      Paul: A hose perhaps?

    • Reggie: Why would you want to go out with them again?
      Becker: Last night she fed her two fat kids on my dime, but tonight I'm the fatty and she's buying.

    • Sara: Richard, the kids and I spent five glorious days in Bermuda. That's an island.
      Jake: Yes. Filled with white people longing to be brown.

    • Jake: So, you had lunch with Richard?
      Reggie: We talked.
      Jake: Did you talk about the fact that he's married?
      Reggie: Every relationship has obstacles.

    • Becker: Sixty bucks for a salad and ice tea? Oh God! I'm never going to get over this.

    • Becker: Reggie, where's my credit card? I couldn't sleep a wink, knowing that you had it.

    • Richard: Your boyfriend is very nice.
      Reggie: Oh, well, he's not...
      Richard: Not what? Not your boyfriend or not nice?
      Reggie: Actually, he's neither.

    • Reggie: I didn't bring my purse, I couldn't find one that goes with this dress.
      Becker: Your shoes don't go with the dress, and you brought them.

    • Margaret: You're late.
      Linda: You're early. And with what you pay me you should be happy I'm here at all.

    • Reggie: Look, Becker, I'm grasping at straws here. I'm dateless and I'm desperate.
      Becker: You know, add easy and lonely and stick it in the Village Voice, I bet you'll scare up someone.

    • (Becker hold the door open for Sara)
      Sara: Thank you. Such a gentleman.
      Becker: Yeah, a gentleman who just found a quarter.

    • Jake: Why would you eat off a stranger's plate?
      Bob: Because I didn't like what you ordered.

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