Too be exact, I was very annoyed and I the worst part; I was expecting this to be a sucky episode.
The writers did look as though they're still on strike because what I witnessed tonight was another episode of the same damn story, a lame excuse for an episode, and a waste of such time that I only caught the first 6 minutes and the final 8 minutes, because it bored me to death. Alan's pivotal storyline with a stupid chick was a complete and utter discrase. I just couldn't get into this. Season 5 is by far, the boringnest season to date. The actors were silly, and that includes all of them. Let's face it, every episode will be more suckier from the show's writers and seasons will get worse as they go by.
Look, overall this was very poorly done. I might as well leave the show for good with the first four seasons on DVD whilst forgetting about Season 5 or any season to come.