My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 8

Joy's Wedding

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 2005 on NBC

Episode Recap

Earl is hurt that Randy is invited to Joy and Darnell's wedding but he is not. He gets drunk and confronts the ceremony at the park, kicking a soccer ball at Joy and accidentally knocking her out and breaking her nose.

At the hospital Earl tries to make amends with no avail. He later makes some basic crafts and will throw Joy another better wedding than the one she had. The rush of the wedding and memories of good old times tempts Joy, and they go back to the motel and have sex.

The next day Earl is going to tell Darnell, but Joy is adamant that he will not ruin it because its on his list. She keeps it a secret for as long as possible. They are at a Chuck E. Cheese type place and Earl is about to tell Darnell, but Joy tells Darnell that Earl slept with his mother. A mix up happens and Darnell hits him a few times, and retorts: I did not have sexual relations with my mother when Earl says that he did not get mad when he slept with her.

Darnell is heartbroken at this betrayal, but Earl tells him Joy was just scared. Joy is rarely scared so she must love him. They make up and have a ceremony in the park, complete with a snack cake wedding. Earl feels that he is now a bit closer to his ex-wife and that they can be friends.