Season 1 Episode 16

His Name Is Ruthe (a.k.a. Lhasa Love)

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 13, 2006 on The WB
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His Name Is Ruthe (a.k.a. Lhasa Love)
When Ginnie brings home a homeless dog Bob tries to convince her to take it to the pound so it can find its rightful owner. Meanwhile, Marjee starts having doubts and insecurities with Jason as her boyfriend since she used to be "the other woman." Also, when Rose goes out with Joel and his girlfriend Chloe on a friendly dinner together Joel let's Rose know he no longer has feelings for her---but this inevitably leads Rose to figure out her true feelings for Joel. Lastly, Anne does her best to help Bob in finding the best birthday present for Ginnie.moreless

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  • A relatively good episode.

    It is always nice to see your favorite characters in shows have birthdays and anniversaries. Any kind of special event. The only thing I found odd was that Joe and Rene weren't there for Ginnie's birthday. The Sorelli's are such a close family.

    Ginnie was soo funny with that dog! It was sweet for Bob to get Ginnie a dog for her birthday, but I'm not sure it was the right move. They need some time together and a dog might just help widen the gap in their relationship. Although I understand why they are having problems, it is still very difficult to watch them not connecting.

    It was nice to see Anne and Bob with some scenes together. We don't get to see enough of the relationships between the sisters and their boyfriends/significant others.

    Rose needs to find some other friends and distance herself from Joel. She needs to let Joel try a relationship with Chloe.

    Marjee and Jason...I don't know. I have a problem trusting Jason, just like Marjee. Once a cheater...and all. I was disappointed to see Marjee kiss PJ back, but at least she got out of there while she still could.moreless
  • Things are getting worse and worse.

    This series isd every episode getting more twisted every episode. Every character is changing dramatically and this changes are not good for them. Everyone is making very bad desicions. Well almost everyone because only the 3rd sister(sorry forgot her name, the one that has the new "boyfriend" again) she is the only one thats thinking well more clearly than usual. I hope that Ginnie and Bob dont

    brakeup because without them the show will have too much change from the original storyline. Well i hope you understand what im saying, sorry for the really bad writting, my native language is spanish... take care.moreless
Nicholas D'Agosto

Nicholas D'Agosto


Guest Star

Zachary Knighton

Zachary Knighton


Guest Star

John Bobek

John Bobek

Party Guy

Guest Star

Kyle Howard

Kyle Howard


Recurring Role

Joanna Canton

Joanna Canton


Recurring Role

Julian Ovenden

Julian Ovenden


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Bob thought of many crazy gifts for Ginnie before he settled on a dog. Some of those gifts included a watch (which Ginnie already had), snow tires, a sauna, under-eye cream, bongo lessons, laser eye surgery, a classic movie poster of James Dean, Joni Mitchell boxset, a necklace, earrings, Moroccan cooking classes and a singing toilet seat.

    • The alternate title of this episode is 'Lhasa Love' but the dog that Ginnie brought home was not a Lhasa Apso.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Ginnie: I can't do it anymore. I just can't let go of one more thing.
      Bob: I didn't realize. Listen, you have got a wonderful, caring heart. So much love to give, but that dog is not ours
      Ginnie: I know.
      Bob: I'm here.

    • Garry: Once we took in a lost dog when I was 9. Turns out that it had really bad stomach cancer.
      Rose: Oh that's awful
      Garry: No, no it totally worked out. He got hit by a car the next day, so he didn't have to suffer much. Ya know.
      Waitress Okay. You know what you want?
      Garry: Uh I want her to forget that I told that story about the dog.

    • Bob: Maybe you're just a slow reader.
      Anne: I'm a slow reader? Okay then how come it took you 15 months to read the 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'? And also, why were you read 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'?

    • Anne: I have an idea. Danny got this for our fourth anniversary and it was so romantic and thoughtful. He got me a goat.
      Bob: A goat?
      Anne: It's through this catalog. He bought one for an impoverish family in Africa. It saved like an entire village. Our love saved a village Bob.

    • Bob: Bongo lesson. Bongo lessons. Brilliant. That's a brilliant idea, isn't it?
      Anne: Yeah. Cause I don't know how many times I've heard Ginnie say 'I wanna get into bongoing.' yeah. 'I wanna be a bongoer.'

    • Rose: I had no idea you guys were gonna be here...
      Chloe: ...You're always lingering under the surface waiting to flare up again and turn everything into crap. You're like non lymphatic hotchkins or...
      Boy: Herpes?
      Chloe: Yes! Herpes! Cause there's not cure for you Rose. There's no cure.
      Boy: Yeah herpes are the worst.

    • Anne: Do you know anything about dogs?
      Ginnie: I know a little bit about everything.
      Margee: Yea a very little bit in some cases. Ruth's packin. She's a he.

    • Margee: Who names their dog Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
      Ginnie: I did. I nemed her.
      Margee: Oh that's good.

    • Bob: She told me not to make a big deal out of her birthday. You know what that means don't ya?
      Anne: If you don't make a big deal then you're in trouble.
      Bob: Exactly. What if I make a big deal and she really didn't want me to make a big deal?
      Anne: Then you're in even bigger trouble.

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