Two and a Half Men

Season 8 Episode 2

A Bottle of Wine and a Jackhammer

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 27, 2010 on CBS
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Charlie gets creative in his efforts to force Alan to accept Lyndsey's offer to move in with her.

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  • Alan is a real D*** in this episode!

    7.0
    Lyndsey invites Alan to move in and Charlie tells Alan to do it. Alan says that the beach house is his home and he's comfortable there. Charlie says, "This MY home," and Charlie is right, technically, the beach house only belongs to Charlie because Charlie owns the house and Alan is just a guest who lives there RENT-FREE, so technically it's not Alan's home. He says that Charlie always wants him to move out but says that Charlie never means it. That's . and Alan knows it! Charlie should've pointed out that Alan once told him that if it works out with Lyndsey, he might be able to move into her house and out of Charlie's. I suppose Alan would've said that he was lying because he was on boner medication and was desperate to get Charlie to let him leave. (Reference from "Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past" episode). Not to mention Alan said that it's hard to maintain a relationship when you don't have a place of your own, well now he can maintain a working relationship. Maybe something else that Charlie could've done to get Alan to leave was start charging him rent and get his lawyer to tell Alan that he'll have pay rent or leave. This episode is where Berta should've said, "I know a guy. Ten grand, you'll never have to see Zippy, again. Actually he charges $500 but there's a finder's Then when Alan agrees to move in with Lyndsey and Jake says, "I'm losing my weekend beach house?" Alan could've replied, "What? Just a minute ago, you said that Uncle Charlie wasn't thrilled about us moving in here," and Jake could've said, "Well, yeah but that doesn't mean that I OR when Jake said, "I'm losing my weekend beach house?" Charlie could've come by and said, "What do you mean YOUR weekend beach house?" Jake could've then said, "Um.. OUR weekend beach house?" and Charlie would've said, "No," and Jake would sigh and say, "YOUR beach house?" and Charlie would say,moreless
  • Charlie [using the toilet while Alan is showering]: Are you unconfortable? Alan: Not enough to make me move in with Lyndsey Charlie [undressing and getting in the shower with him]: How about NOW?moreless

    9.0
    So here we do have 1 plot: Lyndsey offers Alan to move in with him and he declines, so Charlie tries to make him move.



    Okay, so Charlie is mad cause Alan declined Lyndsey's proposal to move in cause he was "confortable" at Charlie's house. So Charlie tries to make Alan as unconfrtable as possible. He invites a girl over and leaves her cockatoo in Alan's room. When Alan is showering, he sits on the can to solve the crosswords, and when Alan said that didn't make hi uncomfortable, he went inv the shower with him.



    So, when leavig Jake at his mom's Judith mentions how she'd hate it if Alan moved in. So Alan decides to accept the moving in. On the way, he stops at a store and runs into Melissa. They go back to Charlie's to have sex.



    Title reference: The ways of calming down Lyndsey.



    Overall: an imporvement, but just becuase of Charlie's plot mainly. Alan becomes annoying when he uses much spotlight. 9/10.moreless
  • 802

    7.0
    A good episode of Two & A Half Men tonight, but like someone else said on here, who I definitely agreed with, this felt like a series finale, not the second episode of the season. Although I am excited to see how Charlie cheating on Lindsay with Melissa plays out. I got a few laughs from this episode, but not as much I did in the premiere.



    This episode was eventful and mostly entertaining, I enjoyed it for the most part. There were a few ridiculous scenes though, but I think my favorite scene would definitely have to be Jake fighting with Elridge after they find out that Alan is moving in with Lindsay, that part was hilarious.



    The end was unexpected and eventful, and I definitely am excited to see the next episode. Good episode of Two & A Half Men tonight.moreless
  • 802

    7.0
    The second episode of Two and a Half Men's eight season featured a plot that in this reviewer's opinion should have been saved for the series finale (Alan moving out, only to find a way abck in.)



    It was a little low on laughs tonight (honestly, Charlie did nothing here, it was too Alan-heavy) but the plot was interesting as I alluded to earlier and I definitely did not see Melissa being the reason for Alan reentering Charlie's house.



    This is a show that has clearly run its course, but to be honest, when all is said and done it's still a reliable comedy to watch on Mondays.moreless
  • Lyndsey wants Alan to move in with her, but he is reluctant. Charlie really wants him to do it. He will find a way.

    7.0
    Charlie Sheen looks 100 years older. This must have been a hard year for him (LOL). Alan looks about the same. He is closing the attractiveness gap. Amazing. Also, now that he has moved in with Lyndsey, he hooks up with Mellisa. Now it seems like Alan is the womanizer, juggling the women, using Charlie's Malibu house as his Pied a teir, excuse me for not knowing how to spell French, I have enough trouble with English. That means love shack. How the tables have turned. Good time Charlies got the blues. Just when he thought he had gotten rid of Alan, and was having the locks changed after midnight, he shows up again and weasles his way back in. I think that Charlie can see where this is heading, and doesn't like it. Lyndsey will find out and he'll be out. Screw up a good thing, Alan. Charlie, the juggling master, may try to help Alan keep his balls in the air--but more likely he'll want him to just dump Mellisa and sweep the dirt under the rug. Unless Melissa has a place that Alan can move to when not if Lyndsey kicks him out.



    It was funny how Charlie got Alan to move in with Lyndsey in the first place, by having Judith object to him moving in down the street. Brilliant. I also liked the fights between Eldridge and Jake, the whack a mole jabs, and their inabillity to figure out how to split up five Benjamins. This show should end soon, though. Someone has found Charlie Sheen's Portrait of Dorian Gray, and it is starting to show.moreless
Jim Grollman

Jim Grollman

Cashier

Guest Star

Rodney J. Hobbs

Rodney J. Hobbs

Locksmith

Guest Star

Jesse Mackey

Jesse Mackey

Larry

Guest Star

Courtney Thorne-Smith

Courtney Thorne-Smith

Lyndsey McElroy

Recurring Role

Graham Patrick Martin

Graham Patrick Martin

Eldridge McElroy

Recurring Role

Kelly Stables

Kelly Stables

Melissa

Recurring Role

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