Two and a Half Men

Season 1 Episode 9

Phase One, Complete

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Charlie wants to dump a female friend that Jake has grown close to. Alan and Rose bond over a game of Scrabble.

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  • I'd like to avoid this episode in the future unless I have a good reason not to

    Episode 9 of the first season.

    Overall, no fun and little entertainment whatsoever. Charlie's new girlfriend Wendy was trying to use other people to get to Charlie, so was Rose who knew more of what she was doing in the process.

    Honestly, apart from Jake's funny actions while seeing Charlie and Wendy in the shower, this episode was a little boring and quite dull. It is now the second episode in a row in which the show has been just decent. It can seriously do much better. I didn't really see the point of this episode's plot unless there was more entertainment put into the making of the episode. It was one of my least favourite episodes. The show can do better. Nothing really happened...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Charlie: What will it take, huh? Cash? Video games?
      Jake: I don't want stuff. I got enough stuff when my mom and dad broke up.
      Charlie: This isn't the same thing, Jake.
      Jake: It doesn't matter. You liked Wendy, and now you don't like her, and nobody cares what I want.
      Charlie: Jake, come here, buddy. Sit down. Look, it's not that I don't care what you want. It's just that you're a kid, and what you want doesn't matter.

    • Rose:...We're both like two lonely socks that want desperately to keep someone's feet warm, but we don't match up with any other socks. So all we can hope for is to be a dust mitten or a hand puppet.

    • Jake: So that means that you don´t have fox nuts?

    • Charlie: Lets see, one Russian blonde, one Scottish brunet, and a full-bodied red head from Napa Valley... Charlie's Angels.

    • Charlie: Look Jake, I'm sorry about the Wendy thing, but there's nothing I can do about it. And I want us to be buddies again. I don't want you to hate me anymore.
      Jake: I don't hate you.
      Charlie: Good.
      Jake: I'm just very disappointed in you.
      Charlie: Hey, I get enough of that crap from my mother.

    • Alan: Do you really want me to tell a ten year old boy that someone he really cares about was pretending to like him? What kind of lesson is that?
      Charlie: He lives in L.A., he might as well learn now.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Phase eins, erfolgreich", meaning "Phase One, Successful". The French title is "Phase une, terminée", and the Spanish title is "Fase Una, Completada", both exact translations. The Italian title is "Paranoia".

    • Though credited, Marin Hinkle does not appear in this episode.