Season 1 Episode 5

Shipping Out

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 05, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Claire unwittingly helps Trevor reunite Joe, an Iraq war veteran, with his high school sweetheart Robin, from Baton Rouge. Trevor learns there are consequences to his matchmaking.

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  • Trevor sets up an Iraqi Vet with his high school sweetheart

    The episode starts off innocent enough. I know I turn into the show because it's heartwarming if not realistic. It's a quirky show that doesn't take a lot of thought and that's the way I like it. But this show crossed the line. All of a sudden it turns into an anti-American, anti-freedom episode. Gee, how original, an anti war episode on tv. If I wanted to watch that I could have turned on the news on abc,cbs,nbc,cnbc,msnbc,cnn, or my local channels. They also claim the character was "stop lossed." I wonder if they know that ended years ago? Have any of these far left wing fanatical kooks realized the war in Iraq is over? Just to let them know, we won.

    At least at the end the soldier did the right thing.moreless
Blanchard Ryan

Blanchard Ryan

Bosomy Ellie

Guest Star

Julie Craig

Julie Craig

Tracy Flick Type

Guest Star

Ptolemy Slocum

Ptolemy Slocum


Guest Star

Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof

      When Joe runs after Robin wearing only his towel onto the city street, his wet hair is down on his forehead. However, when the camera pans back to him, his wet hair is spiked.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Trevor: He's going to war because of me.
      Claire: He's going to war because of love.
      Trevor: Like I said.

    • Claire: I think you owe them this date. And frankly, it may provide some closure so they don't have to spend another ten years wondering "what if."
      Trevor: I don't get credit for closure. I get credit for love.
      Claire: Well maybe, just this once, it's not about your tally. Maybe it's about doing something nice for two people whose relationship never had a chance.

    • Claire: I don't know how you arranged this but you are playing with fire.
      Trevor: Love is fire. Love is passion. That's what I play with. It's in my job description.

    • Trevor: Maybe we should have more single's group festivities and less self-help talkie-talk.
      Claire: This thing you call talkie-talk is what this group is for, Trevor.
      Trevor: Currently, yes. It's for listening to you talk while scanning the room for somebody to sleep with.
      (group laughs)
      Claire: People come here for advice, to commiserate, share stories...
      Trevor: bed with someone they met at single's group.

  • NOTES (1)