The "Go On" episode "Comeback Player of the Year" saw the return of Annie Walker... er, "Simone," (Piper Perabo) to the group. Viewers and Ryan (Matthew Perry) have never met her, but she is the most beloved member and one of the few who has ever graduated. Perabo portrays her as the same sort of "woman of the world" she portrays on "Covert Affairs."
Ryan describes her (with her extremely diverse knowledge) as "either the most interesting woman in the world" (a humorous nod to Dos Equis commercials) or "a pathological liar." Perhaps she's a little of both. The only people who hate her in the beginning are Lauren (Laura Benanti) and Ryan, and they hate her for the same reason: She steals their thunder.
When Ryan first enters the room, everyone groans with disappointment. The group was expecting Simone. Ryan immediately hates her ,even though he has never met her. The same happens with Lauren. When Simone finally enters, everyone runs up to hug and greet her, except Lauren and Ryan. The two of them prefer to sit and pout.
Simone has scarves "from Marrakech" for everyone, along with outrageous stories. She peppers her stories with flamboyant dance movements in an effort to denote important moments and prove that she has mad skills. Ryan complains about Simone to Lauren, while obviously hiding a secret attraction for the beautiful woman.
Mr. K and Steven become "buddies"
The only one who will listen to Ryan's problems, while the others fawn over Simone, is Mr. K (Brett Gelman). Mr. K is conflicted but agrees to get back at Steven (John Cho) on Ryan's behalf, after Steven cut down Ryan's two-hour radio show by 15 minutes. He does this by magically turning Steven's car upside down while playing AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" on a boombox. The vision of the upside-down car is about the most shockingly hilarious thing "Go On" has ever had.
But it doesn't last. Once Steven is able to corner Mr. K to explain his side of the story, Mr. K decides to collude with Steven to get back at Ryan. Terrell Owens (playing himself) joins the pair after Ryan refuses to give him a sincere apology for throwing fruit at him for some unspecified reason on a previous episode of his radio show. Their revenge turns out to be another car flip, but of Ryan's car this time.
Danny the dummy
Danny (Seth Morris) is way beyond believably stupid, but he does provide another hilarious aspect by bending over to his wife's whims. He has finally decided to "take charge" of his life by divorcing his wife using a lawyer of her choice: her own. Of course, Anne (Julie White) can't let that happen. She is a lawyer, after all. Sure, she's not a divorce lawyer, but since her objective is to lie in order to make a jury believe anything she throws at them, it doesn't matter what kind of lawyer she is. At least Danny just wants to be fair rather than lose everything he owns to his most horrible soon-to-be ex-wife.
Ryan and Simone overcome their differences -- in bed
Simone makes many attempts to win Ryan over. Ultimately, he can't keep up his hatred of her. She's just too nice, too intelligent, and much too beautiful for that. Consequently, they end up in bed together -- Anne's bed!
When the team realizes that Anne's anger toward Danny's wife is actually a reflection of her anger toward her own wife for dying and leaving her alone, the group decides to "be there for her" so she can bring herself to sleep in her own bed.
Fausta (Tonita Castro) brings a pretty "first night in your bed cake" for Anne. Owen (Tyler James Williams) raves over a piece of it until he learns the secret ingredient: breast milk! The look on his face as he learns this tidbit of information while chewing a bite of the cake is priceless. With that, Anne summons the courage to open the door, only to find Ryan and Simone "making up" for their differences. Simone shocks everyone by getting out of the bed, completely naked, to offer some advice. Needless to say, they all "want next" with her, as Fausta puts it.
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