Two and a Half Men

Season 6 Episode 24

Baseball Was Better with Steroids

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 18, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Mia's return finds Charlie questionning how devoted he is to Chelsea. Alan tries to write a screenplay. The guys rush a laboring Judith to the hospital.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Disappointing can describe this episode.

    A lot of TV finales for the 2008-2009 season have been disappointing, and nothing more special than what you get on a weekly basis from the respective program. But Two and a Half Men's Season 6 swan song was probably the worst of the season, which is quite an accomplishment as I enjoyed this year for the most part.

    Sure, Alan reciting the "flashing light....meteor" bit four times was good for a few laughs, but the whole thing just felt very out of character. Herb is usually a fresh and welcome addition to the cast when he shows up but he was used for nothing more than to slip and fall, physical comedy. This reminded me of Andy Dick's character on Newsradio where he would fall out of his chair or over a wire every single episode. Funny the first time, nauseating after that.

    The ending, while intriguing, was out of character as well. Charlie, a lifelong bachelor, now suddenly can't choose between two women, not to sleep with and run from, but to get married to? My how things have changed in Malibu.moreless
  • slapstick overkill

    this episode relied on slapstick,never ever a good sign for any show,alan getting back together with that lady(sorry can't remember name) was kinda pointless especially since im almost positive that it won't last a long time or at least for the rest of the series.Mia coming back im pretty sure was because the writers eithier didn't know what to do for the finale or they have run out of ideas.the only reason why shows do that is if they run out of ideas or it is highly anticipated or wanted for the character to com back. I for one had completely forgotten about mia because she wasn't mentioned since early season 4,thus me not caring and moving on.moreless
  • Charlie starts doupting about his engagment with Chelsea when hears Mia is back in town, divorced. Charlie, Alan and Herb all take Judith to the hospital where she gives birth to her new child. Alan comes back with Melissa.moreless

    The 6th season ends with Judith having a baby who could be Alan's, Charlie having doupts of his engagement with Chelsea after hearing Mia is back in town, and Alan getting back with Melissa. The series will be renewed for a 7th, 8th and 9th season so the next one wont be the last one. The season ends with a cliffhanger with Charlie meeting Mia at the coffee house, there the questions rise: "what will happen in there?", "Will Charlie marry Chelsea?", "Does Mia still feel something for Charlie?", "Who will Charlie choose: Chelsea or Mia?" Not knowing what will happen, the next season will reveal it. I personally think it was a great finale and that the next season might be even better...moreless
  • A great ending to a mediocre Season. Alan attempts to write a screenplay, and Charlie and Chelsea's relationship takes a twist of maturity, and history.

    A few seasons ago, Charlie nearly settled down and got married in Vegas to Mia. After attempting to throw Alan out, Charlie dropped Mia, just for Alan to move out with Candy, and soon move back in.

    In Season 6, Charlies settling down again with Chelsea. A witty and pretty girl who puts Charlie in his place, and doesnt listen to everything he says.

    Their relationship continues in this episode, when Charlie gets a refusal for sex, because their relationship is maturing.

    Alan bumps into Mia in the coffee shop, and she asks about Charlie, perhaps suggesting she is after him.

    Charlie wonders whether Mia is after him, and starts to question his commitment to Chelsea. I havent been a very fond fan of Chelsea. She doesnt fall under the class of women Charlie would date. Shes sexy and she plays along with that characteristic because she knows Charlie likes that, however she is very controlling and bossy, and has affected Charlie's character.

    Mia's return shall shake up the show. Charlie has clearly shown he still has feelings for Mia, and Chelsea will not be happy with this. She is a very smart and stern woman, and she will latch onto this situation, and make Charlie's life hell. Mia may have to fight Chelsea to get to Charlie, but Charlie would happily let Mia in. I think that Season 7 will be very interesting in terms of what happens. Not only do we have the Charlie-Chelsea-Mia Love Triangle, which will be chaos, but also Judith has just had another baby, which could be Alans. This will be trouble for Alan, who has Herb to deal with if he discovers that the childs DNA is with Alan. Well... I write that but it is not guaranteed just yet. That will be discovered soon enough.

    I think the choice to have Judith pregnant was to bring a new character into the show. A new Jake. Male or Female. Jake lost his cuteness around Season 5, but definately in Season 6. His toilet humour and weight issue jokes are no longer amusing. His maturity means he must now involve himself with women, which Jake doesnt pull off effectively. This new character will restore the cuteness and innocence of a child who doesnt understand the grown-up world that everybody lives in at the Beach House.

    I think that will be another reason why Season 7 will be more interesting. Obviously whilst the child is a baby it wont be as amusing, but I'm certain we'll jump several years into the future for the sake of the child growing up. Preferably this will happen after several episodes of Season 7.

    Alan also reunited with his old Receptionist Melissa in this episode. It made one thing clear. Alan has met "the one". Alan has never had his way with women. His love life has been unsuccessful with his creepy obsessive personality and the fact that he's practically gay - apart from he's not... his drive for women is his only masculine feature. Melissa accepts Alan for who he is, and cannot be separated from him. I think this suggests that Melissa is probably going to end up with Alan unless he does something else terrible, like be the Father of Judiths new baby!!!

    It's all kicking off in this series. Everything has just hit a high and there's going to be some good scenes in the future.

    Keep your eye on episodes following this one. And this episode was fantastic. I've noticed it's recieved mixed reviews, but compared to most episodes this season, it has been tremendous! And it has its usual chaotic finale moments where almost every character gets brought together. The uniting of everybody reminds you of everything that occurs in this series, and why it is so fantastic. I think this series has several seasons left in it, and I cannot wait for the next one in particular.moreless
  • Suddenly a flash of light appears in the sky and a flaming meteor plummets to the earth...

    Not the best way the end the season, but still the episode had some funny stuff. We had a lethal overdose of slapstick humor, with Ryan Stiles breaking every bone in his body. I am not a huge fan of this type of comedy, and it doesn't fit in with the likes of this show.

    The chemistry between Charlie and Alan though underutilized, has given us some good moments. Chelsea also has some funny lines here and there. Jake is getting a stale with his fart and food jokes. Going forward, I forecast his screen time to only hit rock bottom. Decent episode.moreless
Joel Murray

Joel Murray


Guest Star

Ken Lerner

Ken Lerner

Dr. Levine

Guest Star

Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

Herb Melnick

Recurring Role

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier


Recurring Role

Kelly Stables

Kelly Stables


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Alan: Oh, you'll never guess who I ran into.
      Jake: Kobe Bryant?
      Alan: No.
      Jake: Lauren Conrad?
      Alan: No!
      Jake: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs?
      Alan: What is wrong with you?

    • Alan: (describing his screenplay) Well, it's about a man, who's at a crossroads in his life, coming to terms with loss and mortality.
      Jake: Huh. You know what you could call it?
      Alan: What?
      Jake: Boring!
      Alan: Thank you.
      Jake: Rated G... A-Y.

    • Melissa: I tried to forget you—to hate you. But I couldn't.
      Alan: Really? Most people don't have that problem.

    • Charlie: What the hell did they give you?
      Herb: Oh, the good stuff! You could pull out every one of my teeth, I wouldn't even notice. They didn't did they? (opens mouth wide to show Charlie)
      Charlie: You're fine.
      Herb: OK, then. Guess we should get going. You drive, okay? I'm pretty buzzed.
      Charlie: What about Judith?
      Herb: Let's not bring her; she's a downer.

    • Judith: Excuse me, I'm having a baby here!
      Herb: And I think I broke my ankle.
      Judith: Quit whining, Herb!

    • Alan: Jake's just finishing breakfast.
      Charlie: Or, he could be starting lunch. It's a fine line.

    • Charlie: I guess our relationship is getting to that mature, evolved stage they talk about.
      Chelsea: Guess so.
      Charlie: Terrific. I hope I die soon.
      Chelsea: What?
      Charlie: Love you!

    • Charlie: So... Mia. How did she look?
      Alan: Better than ever.
      Charlie: Damn.

    • Charlie: Alan?
      Alan: Yeah?
      Charlie: Smack your kid for me.
      Alan: Should we really risk more brain damage?

    • Mia: So, how's Charlie doing?
      Alan: Oh, he's fine. Uh, actually, he's engaged, if you can believe that!
      Mia: You're kidding?
      Alan: No, no, she moved in and everything.
      Mia: Good for him. So where are you living now?
      Alan: What do you mean?

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Plötzlich ein greller Blitz", meaning "A Sudden Flash of Lightning". The French title is "Le baseball, c'etait mieux avec des stéroïdes", an exact translation. The Italian title is "Dimenticare Mia", meaning "Forget Mia".

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: June 2, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: June 8, 2009 on Channel 9
      Czech Republic: June 16, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: October 26, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #254.