Two and a Half Men

Season 4 Episode 1

Working for Caligula

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Sep 18, 2006 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
147 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Charlie returns to his bachelor lifestyle after Alan moves out of the house. Alan suffers a breakdown after his divorce from Kandi.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Heh, a funny one and a great kick off start to the fourth season

    I disagree with the negative reviews that users before myself have placed for this episode.

    I found it to be quite funny and more of a "series classic" as it deals with the two guys and Jake, like old times! I kind of had the incling that Alan and Kandi would get a divorce. Kandi is weird, and not so likable anymore. Alan has always had the grief and trouble throughout his life. The ending wasn't obviously the best I've encountered but it had a good story, helped me remember the past (the old times which were better than now) and that the show is back to it's old style, Charlie, Jake and Alan. I laughed quite a bit throughout, but the storyline was my personal favorite. I just can't understand why the negative from other users?? This was impressive and memorable. I just wished they could have extended it, like the ending could have had more in it. Overall, a base score of 8.1/10 to indicate that it was great. Nice start to the fourth series!moreless
  • Another great show to kick off fourth season!

    Charlie is very glad to have Alan out of the house so

    That now he can return to his womanizing ways as Alan

    Tries to make sure that his second marriage works but with some not so honeymoon results, meaning in no time, expect this marriage to be short-live. Great show again and very good acting!
  • Pretty damn bad.

    The whole episode felt unreal to me, i know this is a comedy, and i don't by all means to have a real storyline, but when they set things up, then they should finish it. Instead we get a quick look of what happened, and that's it.

    The rest of the episode was quite weak, Alan getting rich, and then poor again was weak to say the least.

    Overall i didn't like it much, all i'm hoping now was that this episode was to set up a good storyline with Kandi who was made a series regular, and with good i don't mean a repeat of Judith.moreless
  • Are you kidding me?

    Kandi was great why did they have to write her off that way? The whole episode was a complete let down. I think it was stupid to end last season with Alan marrying Kandi but then to have him win the slot machine money was just stupid. Have almost given up on this show.
  • Hard to watch

    I still find this series entertaining, but it has become cruel and upsetting. It should now be called "The martyrdom of Alan". This series started as an alternative family situation, two men and a kid, trying to show that men are better off without women in the family. Now it has become almost uniquely a demonstration that two men in a household end up clashing until one is crashed and the other exasperated. A demonstration that after all a man-woman household is the only one having a chance?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jake: Even though Mom stopped loving you and Kandi stopped loving you, you don't have to worry about me.
      Alan: Thanks, pal!
      Jake: You're my dad, I pretty much gotta love you.

    • Charlie: (to Alan) And the best part of all is without Jake here, Mom has no reason to visit. Heck, I might not see her at all til we meet in hell.

    • Alan: Rose.
      Rose: Yes, baby.
      Alan: You're a stalker.
      Rose: We prefer to be called 'boundary-challenged'.

    • Alan: I needed a slap in the face, of course with Mom it's like a nail gun to the testicles.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Ich arbeite für Caligula", meaning "I Work for Caligula". The French title is "Retour à la case départ", meaning "Back to the Start". The Italian title is "Quattro mesi dopo", meaning "Four Months Later". The Spanish title is "Trabajar para Caligula", an exact translation.

    • According to news articles, Charlie Sheen was in negotiation with CBS and Warner Bros. prior to the season to bump his salary up to $350,000 per episode, up from a reported low six-figure salary. It states he is to become the highest paid sitcom actor.