Two and a Half Men

Season 8 Episode 16

That Darn Priest

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 2011 on CBS
6.8
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Rose and Alan discover each other's secrets. Meanwhile, Charlie's desperate to get some time alone with Rose.

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  • Charlie Sheen's final episode before being fired from the show.

    7.5
    The Charlie-really-loves-Rose storyline wraps up in Season 8 while Alan continues to struggle with his money guilt for the second straight episode.

    In Charlie Sheen's final "Men" episode (resulting fromSheen's firing due to personal issues and public feud with the show's creator), a visibly fatigued Sheen is able to deliver as Charlie Harper one last time. However, not as much face-time from Charlie as Alan more-or-less carries this episode. While Charlie continues to proclaim his love for Rose, he convinces her to fly away to Paris and leave her "husband". Meanwhile, Alan is struggling with the guilt of his scheme and consults with his evil alter ego, or "dark side", as he calls it. This was a funny idea, but seemed a little farfetched for the show overall. Could've gone without it. Alan and Rose discover each other's schemes and exchange secrets at risk of self-exposure and then everyone's happy. Though this seems like the sort of thing that Alan would tell Charlie about Rose's "husband" anyway. We're left with Alan talking to his alter egos. Not that funny. It sort of makes you wonder if these other "sides" will appear in future episodes. In the end, it's an ok episode. It had its moments (Charlie's final scene getting Rose's coat and Alan's discovery of Rose's secret), but among multi-episode storylines in the series, it's one of the weaker ones.

    Overall, a season cut short due to Sheen's self-destructing habits during production, and thus we're left with a disappointing, yet convenient ending to Season 8 as Charlie's off to Europe. Not among the best season finales of "Men". Would have loved to see the direction this was heading in had the season continued.moreless
  • 816

    6.0
    The final episode of the season, and possibly the series, and it goes out with a whimper instead of a bang. Maybe if the show does return, Chuck Lorre can remember to not produce episodes like these just in case Charlie Sheen pulls one of his shenanigans again.



    Even if this wasn't the strongest episode of the series, we still got some pretty good moments, those moments didn't include Allan's alter-ego, which just annoyed me beyond belief. The Charlie/Rose scenes were pretty funny, and I think that really saved the episode.



    Overall, mediocre installment of the show for a couple of scenes as reasons why, but we did get some funny moments regardless.moreless
  • Help! I'm trapped ina toaster!

    8.0
    So Alan &Charlie's plts cotinued, and while Alan's ended, Charlie's still flew around.



    Alan: Rose wanted to invest. So yeah, Alan was keeping it up with his "business plan" and while watching bikini babes on a flatscreen TV, Rose catches him. So Rose tells her she'll tell Charlie, so "evil Alan" tells him to tell her that he'll tell Manny about her affair is she talks. Then a seagull poops on "Manny" and Alan find out. Rose then gives her enough money to pay all his family is he keeps the secret.



    Charlie: The was sexting with Rose, and then asked her to spend a weekend togehter. There was this moment were Charlie was gonna find out about Manny, but he just thjoguh it was a prop from Manny's job. Title Reference: Offscreen evil Alan talking about the priest Alan went to confess too.



    Overall: It was a good episode, joke-wise. It's a shame Alan's plot ended so soon, it had a lot of potential. Also, now no more episodes for a while. 8/10.moreless
  • 2/14

    5.5
    Has Dakin Matthews played a priest on just about every show now? I mean, it is good casting and that opening scene was probably the highlight of the episode, but wow, that's an odd typecast for the guy.



    This episode was Alan-heavy again, but unlike last week, when the money scheme was introduced, this one was not very entertaining. It was not funny, not in the least, and it still amazes me how much the show pays to have Jake make one awful joke an episode. But that's an argument for another day.



    This was just a bad Two and a Half Men here. Too storyline-heavy, the show needs to go back to the fun one-off installments.moreless

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    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #329.

    • Due to Charlie Sheen's continued battle with drug addiction and subsequent behavior, this is the final episode of the season. Originally, the eight remaining episodes of the season were cut to four, though the day this episode aired Charlie declared himself ready to work to complete the full original episode order and slammed the producers for the cut.
      Following a series of increasingly inflammatory and hateful rants to TMZ and radio outlets against creator Chuck Lorre (whom he called "a turd" and "a charlatan"), on February 24, 2011 CBS and Warner Brothers announced production would be shut down for the season.
      On March 7, Warner Brothers announced Charlie Sheen had been fired.
      On May 12—days after a deal with Hugh Grant fell through—reports came out that Ashton Kutcher had been hired, and he himself tweeted, "what's the square root of 6.25?"; the news was confirmed the following day.

    • International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: March 28, 2011 on Comedy Central
      Sweden: April 25, 2011 on TV6
      Slovakia: September 17, 2012 on Markiza

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