After election and news coverage bumped "The New Normal" from NBC's schedule for three weeks in a row, the show plowed ahead without airing the much-anticipated Halloween episode, "Para-New Normal Activity." Episode 8 had a solid "Glee" spoof on the "Sing" set, but there is an obvious continuity gap. Somehow, Nana is back in Goldie's life and plans to stay in California until Bryan and David's baby is born.
Bryan is dealing with a public relations nightmare because he raised his voice at an actress for being late. The web is buzzing with harsh comments about his doughy face and mean behavior. Things get worse when Nana tweets a private music video he made as a future wedding gift for David. The sappy song goes viral and the "Sing" staff snickers at Bryan.
Bryan yells at the parodied "Glee" cast and confiscates their tech devices. The lookalikes include a pitiful Artie who rolls along in his wheelchair until Bryan tells him to quit acting. Bryan's rampage continues until the "Sing" version of Rachel Berry gushes about his wonderful personality. He declares her his favorite when he realizes the viral video created positive buzz about him.
Ding is the new ring
An exhausted Goldie lifts the limits on Shania's screen time and unleashes a tablet fanatic. Meanwhile, Bryan's "practice babydoll" dies during a CPR class as the future dad reads social media updates on his phone. He jokes about his Pavlovian response to the ding sound, but Goldie makes the gang realize they have a serious problem. Shania, David, and Bryan take a tech break.
Of course, Shania takes it to the extreme and tries to live like a pilgrim. The makeshift family indulges her a bit, but Goldie is too tired to abandon all modern conveniences. She eventually gives in and Shania agrees to be more responsible with her tablet and phone usage.
Nana and Rocky do lunch
Are Nana and Rocky friends now? Not exactly, but it sounds like they had drinks on Halloween and developed some level of mutual respect since they are both smart, ambitious, and outspoken. When Nana tells Rocky about her plans to attend a real estate class at the learning annex, Rocky introduces her to the conveniences of the online world.
Nana disregards Rocky's advice to think before she types. Tweeting as @NanaUrBusiness, Nana decides to use Twitter to share her outrageous opinions to gain more followers and potential business contacts.
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