Tuesday night's "Go On" episode "Go Deep" was a reevaluation of the characters, along with Lauren (Laura Benanti) passing out yearly evaluations cards to find out what the group thinks of her work as a group therapist. We mainly learn more about Ryan (Matthew Perry), and how willing he is to change his persona in order to find love.
Ryan decides to invite Simone to his workplace, but sets up a few things ahead of time in order to impress her. Nobody at work is willing to fully go along with Ryan's false identity, including Steven (John Cho). Ryan decides to quit rather than agree to reading a male enhancement ad on air in front of Simone, but nobody seems to care. Steven simply gives Ryan's job to Terrell Owens (as himself), whom Ryan had hired as an assistant.
Rather than crawl back to work, Ryan goes along with Simone's suggestion that they spend the week on a meditation retreat. The meditation guru, who speaks... very... slowwwwly, drives Ryan looney. Mr. K also shows up, sinking into a nearly "transcendent" meditation that allows him to "see everything," but really just Ryan's nakedness through his underwear-free, see-through meditation clothing.
When Ryan tries to meditate, his mind is initially too loud to concentrate. His breakthrough meditation is actually even louder, as he sees his old coach within the "great white void" of his own mind. The coach goes on a tirade, berating Ryan for lowering himself to doing meditation and basically losing his sense of identity. The only way Ryan can escape the meditation is to be shamed for his poor rope-climbing skills as he "climbs" out of his own mind.
The big choice
Steven gives Ryan a choice: the job or the girl. It turns out that Ryan doesn't need to make that choice. He finally comes clean with Simone about pretending to be someone else just to keep her in his life, but it turns out that Simone was faking a few things, as well, including her accent. She suddenly whips out her true Jersey-esque accent, causing Ryan to begin talking like her. It's actually a cute moment, as the pair confess the compromises they've made for each other.
Lauren tries to make the evaluations completely anonymous, going so far as having the group write in "Spanglish" in order to mask Fausta's (Tonita Castro) way of speaking and voiding Sonia's (Sarah Baker) wish to write her evaluation from her cat's perspective. When one of the evaluations gives Lauren a B grade, however, she enlists George (a former detective, played by Bill Cobbs) to find the identity of the person behind the lower than perfect evaluation. George solves the humorous mini-mystery. He finds that Sonia, who left traces of cat dander on the evaluation (George is allergic to cats), wrote it on behalf of Yolanda (Suzy Nakamura). Yolanda is the true culprit, upset with Lauren for failing to contain Ryan's antics.
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