What About Brian

Season 2 Episode 1

What About Second Chances...

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 09, 2006 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
86 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

Brian wants a second chance with Marjorie after he returns home 6 months later, just in time for Marjorie and Adam's wedding. But not everyone is thrilled to see him. After the fallout from their open marriage, Deena and Dave attend marriage counseling.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Brian returns days for the wedding

    Hmmm, Ihad to select not my favourite storyline as the classification for this episode because of two story elements. I did not like Adam going with the stripper girl and Brian and Marjorie kissing. Having said that, the episode was still fantastic and I understand why the writers made those choices, it makes for excellent drama! but that doesn't mean I have to like the storyline.

    Both Dav's and Brian's speeches were very sweet, which makes the ending all the more disappointing (again, from a personal perspective, not from an episode appreciation point of view). I liked that Dave and Deena are trying again to make their marriage work.moreless
  • Review

    Coming into this show without watcihing the first season was a little odd, because I didnt know what was going on for the most part. Didnt take me too long to realize what was going on and I was hooked into the shows many sub plots. I thought that the little fights between Brian and his best friend (I forget his name all ready) were needed, but a little over the top. After Brian gave the big speech about the baseball I thought things would have died down between the two a lot but things just got more heated when they went to the strip club together. The ending was really cool and I cant wait to watch the next episode.moreless
  • Wow! This one was better. I can tell that there is a new writer. There were a lot more details that were not there before.

    I think that my heart stopped for at least 30 seconds when Brian was hit by that truck. That was a horrible accident; but lets face it, we all knew that he was not dead, because there would be no Brian for the show to be all about.

    I figured that Deena and Dave would be having some serious marital problems after the affairs. I never could understand why they even wanted to do that; they were a good couple. The gifts that they gave each other were a little weird too. If you are not having sex and you are not getting along, handcuffs and bunk beds are probably not the greatest gifts. I kind of get the idea with the bunk beds, because Deena was trying to make Dave happy by getting the kids out of the bed, but the handcuffs were tasteless. I am glad to see them making up though. Hopefully they wont let the past break up their marriage. I can’t until next week to see what happened with Marjorie & Brian and Adam & the dancer; I wonder if this will stop the wedding. I really hope that it does, because I think that Brian loves her more than Adam does. He seems to be really in love, whereas Adam seems to be doing it because that is what he thinks he should do.moreless
  • Someone should have told me

    I want to start out by saying that J J Abrams is brillant. I wish that I would have watched the first season of this show. I love the charaters. Everyone is great. Very seldom do I watch a show say that all the characters are great. All the character relate well with each other, even Brian's sister included in his group of friends. How many times does that happen? The show is well written. I hope they will put the first on DVD soon. Maybe we can get ABC to run a five hour marathon so those of us who has not seen it can. (Crossing fingers.)

    This episode was great. When the truck hit Brian I was like OMG! When Brian gave his speech at the rehersal I thought I was going to cry. I just hate that Brian and Marjorie kissed at the end because of the speech. Watching those three is like watching the Mer/Der/Addi triangle on Grey's. I felt sorry for Dave and Deena when they presented each other with the gifts, though I had a feeling that was not going to be a good idea. At the rehersal dinner Dave gave a truthful speech, yet loving speech. He admitted that he did not know about much about marriage and he was able to say that he loved Deena inspite of their problems. Now when the candle fell and the bed caught on fire I again felt sorry for them. The scene with Deena sittig on the couch with the girls was funny to me because of Deena's expression.moreless
  • the best show ever!

    Last night was perfect! you just wanted to jump on the couch ,I can\'t wait for the next episode,it is so exiting the sexy atmosphiere and the chemistry between all of them!! I love this show! I wish people would watch it all,so that it would be the number one show ,cause it is number one!!!!

    guys please tell everyone you can ,we are gonna make this show number one!

    thanks Laleh
Angel Oquendo

Angel Oquendo


Guest Star

Jayne Taini

Jayne Taini


Guest Star

Bahni Turpin

Bahni Turpin


Guest Star

Mikaila Baumel

Mikaila Baumel


Recurring Role

Payton Spencer

Payton Spencer


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Adam: So, what's your name? Summer's gotta be your fake stripper name, right?
      Summer: Right... It's Eleanor.
      Adam: And Eleanor is your fake fake stripper name?
      Summer: Yes.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Summer: Well, that's all folks!

      This is the catchphrase on the banner shown at the end of Looney Tunes cartoons.

      The phrase was first used at the end of a 1930 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon and was spoken by the character Bosko. This appears to have been a development of the earlier line 'So long, folks!', which had been used in 1929 Bosko cartoon. The Looney Tunes lines may have been influenced by a British cartoon from 1926 in the Jerry The Troublesome Tyke series. This ended with 'And That's All!'.

      Many other characters have uttered the line since, in both the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series. Notable amongst these was Porky Pig. His stuttered 'Th-th-th-that's all folks!' is the best remembered version of the line.

      The voice behind many of these characters, including Porky Pig, was Mel Blanc - probably the best-known voice actor and the person who virtually invented that medium. His grave marker includes what has become one of the best-known of all epitaphs - 'That's All Folks'