This week on CBS's "2 Broke Girls," Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) decide to hire an intern to help get their cupcake shop in order. Naturally, the two have different ideas on how the intern should be treated. Here's what happened in "And the New Boss."
The storyCaroline is late to work, and Han (Matthew Moy) is so furious, he asks Max to see his outrage on his face. Of course, she confuses that with constipation and covers for Caroline. Caroline walks in and hides behind Earl's (Garret Morris, still sorely underused) counter until the coast is clear. Caroline feels that they need to get an intern for their upcoming cupcake shop, but Max has reservations about not paying someone to do work. She ultimately agrees since she does not want to deal with the possible rats at her new place, so after a long and exhaustive search (not really), they settle for the last woman standing: Ruth (Abby Elliot of "Saturday Night Live"), who needs college credit. Caroline immediately puts her to work, but Max has a hard time about it -- that is until a misdirected text message makes her realize that she is being used.
The goodThis episode was a mixed bag, but at least it offered up a chance for Max to grow as a person. A lot of the focus is usually on how Caroline can adjust to not being rich, but it was nice to see Max try to overcome her thinking that she is not good enough to be a success. The sight gag with the rat was also worth a chuckle, especially thanks to Beth Behrs, who continues to allow her character to get down and dirty (no pun intended).
"And the New Boss" also made good use of Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge), who can be too much of a good thing at times. She was used quite sparingly and was actually toned down some (though not quite enough).
The badThe show is dirty; we get it. But unfortunately, we get that over and over again. Some good zingers are always floating around (especially from Dennings and Morris), but somehow they felt a bit stale this time. The focus on Max's chest (as well as suggestions about Oleg's "gifts") have been used time and time again, which makes the jokes feel lazy at this point.
What did you think of "And the New Boss"?
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