Til Death

Season 1 Episode 5

The Garage Band

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 02, 2006 on FOX

Episode Recap

Jeff doesn't want to come home as Eddie and he are returning back from work. Eddie notices that Jeff is looking to get some time for himself instead of being with Steph at all times. Steph comes out from behind Jeff and tells him a horrible story about writing her thesis.

Over at the Stark's, Eddie was right when he told Jeff that he isn't getting alone time. Jeff is told by Eddie to find an activity that his wife can't argue about. Eddie tells him that his activity is his "garage band" but he isn't really in a band. He really hangs out at his friend's garage that has been converted into a game room for them.

Jeff is reading the morning paper in the shower when Steph walks in and breaks up his time alone. Steph asks if he is getting sick of her and then tells her that he is joining Eddie's band.

Eddie tells Joy that he will be gone for most of the day because he is working on a new bass solo as he is getting ready for band practice. Joy says she will be at home paying bills. Eddie lets her know that the band is on a schedule and she can't change that whenever.

Eddie arrives at his friend's garage. The friends are playing cards and watching TV, when there is a knock on the door. Eddie answers and sees Jeff standing there. Jeff tells Eddie that he told Steph about the band, but Eddie is not pleased because he sees him enough.

They next weekend, looking for someone to talk to since Jeff is at the practice Steph visits Joy. Joy tells her she is busy so Steph says she will stop by the garage band practice. Joy tells her that there is no garage band and it's just a place for the boys to hide from wives. Steph is destroyed. Steph tells her that she's not really paying bills but she is also using the time to get away from Eddie.

There is a knock on the door as the boys are relaxing in the garage. It's Steph, and the guys are very defensive. Jeff tries to convince Steph by saying the band is on a break, but Steph wants proof that they are a band. The men start to play and it's a mess. The guys beg Steph not to tell their wives. Steph is not very happy with Jeff because she knows he is hiding it from her. Steph then informs Eddie that Joy knows about the band.

Eddie gets really upset because Joy is making Eddie feel really bad about being in a band when she herself is out at a musical. They then agree that both should be able to go out and have fun without making the other feel bad, and maybe have a good time together.

When Jeff returns to the band practice the guys inform him that he is never allowed to come back.