Season 1 Episode 4

Episode Four

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Jan 30, 2011 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Sean and Beverly are forced to intervene before a drunken Matt drives drunk. They end up at Matt's ex-wife's house where Matt has to face past mistakes he made.

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  • Episode Four

    The Good:

    -"From everything we've heard, she was acting in that play when Lincoln was shot."

    -Matt vomits on Beverly after they have a bonding moment.

    -Matt speaks Spanish with the Lincolns' maid. They discuss how Beverly is difficult.

    The Bad:

    -Matt's ex-wife is rude. Apparently, everyone in L.A. is completely rude. It would be nice to find a character who's friendly, but still a part of the Hollywood scene.
  • 104

    Another good episode of Episodes. Just a very satisfying and realistic installment. What I did realize about this show is how unexpected it can be at times. From Matt throwing up on Beverly to Sean saying "Matt, pants," just a lot of unexpected laughs tonight.

    Also we got some serious scenes as well with the Matt losing the custody battle. I honestly think that Matt Leblanc holds the show together with his quick wit and just hilarious one liners, but Sean & Beverly aren't far behind.

    I'm liking the love-hate (mostly hate) thing between Matt & Beverly, I wonder if it's build up for something. Anyways, good installment with a lot of memorable scenes. "Which one is your car!?" Hysterical.moreless
  • 104

    David Crane and company do it again with yet another strong installment of Episodes. When the football season ended I did not know what the reason for Sundays even was, but Episodes has quickly filled that void for me and now I look forward to it every week.

    Drunk Matt LeBlanc was one of the funniest things I have seen all week and it is great to see him really going all out on this show. I was not a fan of Friends, I did not find Joey funny in particular, but the actor has been doing a strong job in the one role that only he can play. His bickering with Betsy was great here today, as it always is.

    Episodes is one of my favorite comedies on TV right now and I really hope people start watching this show. From the unbelievably cheesy scenes of the pilot of Pucks, to Matt not being able to find the car, this is one of the best things going on TV right now.moreless
  • Matt gets drunk, loses his kids, and its Sean and Beverly to the rescue to pick him up!

    For me, this was definitely the best episode of Episodes; it had plenty of laughs, most of them making me laugh right out loud instead of simply chuckling, and there was also some great character development for Matt LeBlanc, who seems to be finding the role of a lifetime in playing himself. In fact, I thought he stole the show in this episode.

    That's not to say that Bev and Sean didn't have good lines.. their back and forth is amazing, some of the best on TV, and I'm surprised at how well the writing is week in and week out.. however, Matt LeBlanc had some incredible moments. When he referenced Peter Pan and said, "I'm f****n' full of whimsy," I had to pause the episode to stop laughing.. it was a perfect drunken line, and there was plenty of that to go around.

    There was also some great moments near the end, with Matt seeing his ex-wife (who has some great lines of her own) and his kids.. it shows that LeBlanc has a great dramatic side.. and that's what makes the final moments of the episode so disappointing.. to go from that touching end to the raunchy irritating LeBlanc from previous episodes was a bit disappointing, but at least we know the show seems to be on a roll. Unfortunately, the ratings are pretty low, so hopefully people can show some faith in the show and keep it around.moreless
Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley


Guest Star

Eros Vlahos

Eros Vlahos

Pucks! Boy

Guest Star

Martin McDougall

Martin McDougall

Assistant Director

Guest Star

Fiona Glascott

Fiona Glascott


Recurring Role

Demetri Goritsas

Demetri Goritsas


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Beverly: (talking about Matt) Oh, I'm sorry he lost his children, but can't he take a cab?

    • Sean: Hey, look at you all spiffy.
      Matt: Yeah, I got that custody hearing today.
      Sean: Oh, Jesus. Good luck with that.
      Matt: Oh, nah. I'll be fine. I'll just give the judge a couple of "how you doings".

    • Matt: What do you even know about gay?
      Pucks! Boy: My dads are gay.
      Matt: Jesus. Both of them? What are the odds of that?

    • Beverly: It's about Morning. How old she actually is.
      Sean: Oh, dear God. Why are you so obsessed with that?
      Beverly: I'm not obsessed. It's just mad. From everything we've heard, she was acting in that play when Lincoln was shot.

    • Sean: Give me a woman who looks her age. (Bev gives him her evil glare) Five years younger than her age. Seven. Ten. Ten years younger. You're a fetus?

    • Beverly: So, when Morning was hugging you today...
      Sean: There we go.
      Beverly: Did she feel 25 or could you sense the withered crone beneath?
      Sean: Maybe you should give her a hug. I'm sure she'd prefer that over your evil glare.
      Beverly: I don't have an evil glare.
      Sean: Oh, please. You look at her the way Cruella de Vil looked at those puppies.

    • Sean: You're just jealous because you haven't made any friends out here.
      Beverly: That's not true.
      Sean: All right. Who?
      Beverly: Irene.
      Sean: Who's Irene?
      Beverly: The girl who takes our script notes.
      Sean: Noreen.
      Beverly: Oh, who cares? She can't spell, and she nicks my mints.

    • Beverly: I thought you said he was depressed. It would really help me if he was depressed.

    • Matt: That guy is like my Nemesis.
      Beverly: You have a Nemesis?
      Matt: Why can't I have a Nemesis?

    • Matt: Fucking paparazzi. What kind of kid says, "When I grow up, I want to be a scumbag asshole with a camera, who just sits around, hoping to catch some celebrity hitting their nanny, or getting a blowjob from a tranny hooker.
      Beverly: Maybe if the celebrities didn't hit their nannies or get tranny hooker blow jobs, then the scumbar arsehole would be out of a job.

    • Diane: How drunk are you?
      Matt: I'm fine.
      Diane: Yeah, right.
      Matt: I am.
      Diane: Fine like you were at Donna's christening?
      Matt: I was at Donna's christening?

    • (Matt and Florinda talking in spanish about Beverly being a headache)
      Matt: ¿Es una dolor de cabeza?
      Florinda: ¡Uff! Un gran dolor de cabeza. Es imposible. Bring this esto, bring this lo otro. ¡Uff! De acuerdo, ¿eh?
      Matt: Ah, si. Claro, claro.
      (Matt and Florinda laughing)
      Beverly: What? What did you two say?
      Matt: Nothing. Just, uh, good morning.

    • Sean: So, what does it need settling?
      Matt: Would you please tell Morning that she is not a lesbian anymore?
      Sean: Right. You're not. It doesn't really affect the pilot, but we decided that if this thing goes, Nicola should be straight.
      Morning: No way!
      Sean: It just kind of gives us more stories of the two of you two down the road.
      Morning: Alright! My girl loves the dick!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: January 31, 2011 on BBC2
      Sweden: April 17, 2011 on Kanal5
      Czech Republic: October 4, 2011 on HBO