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Men of a Certain Age Review: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

When each of them missed their morning breakfast because of other personal, more pressing issues, the guys encounter certain drama that slows them down and reminds them they are indeed Men of a Certain Age.

While picking his kids up for school, Joe’s (Ray Romano) kids hint that their mother has been moody.  His daughter even goes so far as to imply that she’s going through the change.  Unfortunately, he ran late to breakfast and just caught Owen (Andre Braugher) on his way out of the booth, and Terry (Scott Bakula) got a text from Erin (Melinda McGraw) and he too ditched Joe and left him.

Terry met Erin at breakfast for a welcome back meal only to run into an old fling, Annie (Carla Gallo), who was still working as a barista.  To make up for the fizzled-by-the-fling breakfast, Terry invited Erin to dinner later.  Upon arrival to his apartment, Terry’s landlord throws a little hitch in Terry’s gitty-up and padlocks his apartment because Terry hasn’t been maintaining his responsibilities as the apartment manager.  Since the landlord is in Jamaica for the weekend, Erin invites Terry to stay with her.  Back at Erin’s, Terry comfortably falls into the role as the man of the house by having dinner going when Erin arrives home and happily places his toothbrush in the cup next to hers.  After a pleasant night of dinner and love-making, Terry awoke to sounds of Erin crying in the lavatory after she saw their toothbrushes in the cup holder and it dawned on her that she’s too old to give up on a previous relationship on a “fling” with Terry, who didn’t think it was a fling at all.  Erin drew the unmistakable line in the sand by getting him pillow and a blanket and having him sleep on the couch for the rest of the night.  He awoke the next morning to a note wishing him well with his landlord and informing him that the door would lock itself on his way out.

As he was checking inventory, Joe’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Sonia (Penelope Ann Miller), clumsily arrived at the store in tow with Albert’s luggage for his sleepover with a friend.  Seeing her rambling about Albert and remembering what the kids had told him, Joe asked her how she was doing and she fell apart and confided in Joe that she empathized with him since she broke up with Harold after learning of his infidelity with a student.  Joe prematurely invited her to dinner until he remembered that he already had plans to take a friend to dinner, i.e. a date.  After dropping his son off at an all-night band rehearsal/sleepover at a friend’s house, he met up with Manfro (Joe Manfrellotti), his bookie, and upon inquiry of his plans that night, Joe confesses to his own early curfew – to Manfro’s chagrin – the last night before his chemo.  Not wanting to continue to hear Joe talk about his troubles (since Joe was unable to talk about it at breakfast), Manfro mockingly attempts to calls Sonya to tell her that Joe wants to get together tonight, but Joe ends the call before it can go through. Manfro talked Joe into joining him at the Gentleman’s Club where he met a dancer who sympathized with this chemo the next day since her father had also gone through it.  Manfro’s new connection with the exotic dancer gave him a new reason to keep his “hair and eyebrows” and not go through with the chemo the next morning.  While driving home, Sonia returned Joe’s mistaken call and she invited him over.  In a vulnerable, nostalgic state, Sonia and Joe talk about the kids and over a glass of wine, and after a few long stares, they start to kiss and awkwardly begin removing clothes until they stop.  Joe didn’t want to be “Susie Homewrecker.”  As Sonia clumsily entered the store earlier that morning, Joe clumsily left the house that evening when they heard Albert being dropped off early from the sleepover.

Owen had a visitor to the dealership in the form of his Chevy neighbors – Evan – who informs Owen that corporate is planning to downsize; therefore, they’re about to start selling Kias and he makes an offer to Owen to purchase Thoreau dealership.  Joe balls up the offer and chucks it in the trash can.  While she’s writing product reviews, Owen shares his thoughts about Evan’s offer that he retrieved out of the trash can – while Melissa (Lisa Gay Hamilton) is giving him half a listening ear.  Since Owen couldn’t sleep, Melissa got an insomniac Owen to help her with the product reviews while he talked incessantly about the offer.  Melissa’s ear perked up to his rambling when she inferred through his spirited ramblings that he suggested he stay home with the kids while she pursued her reviving writing career if he sold the dealership.  The morning after Melissa and Owen instinctively admitted that the ideas and ramblings from the previous night were unfounded and unrealistic, and upon arrival the next morning, Owen informed his dad that they were opening a body shop even though financially they supposedly couldn’t afford it.

Season 2, Episode 7: “The Great Escape” (originally aired June 1, 2011)

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Men of a Certain Age Review: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

When each of them missed their morning breakfast because of other personal, more pressing issues, the guys encounter certain drama that slows them down and reminds them they are indeed Men of a Certain Age.

While picking his kids up for school, Joe’s (Ray Romano) kids hint that their mother has been moody.  His daughter even goes so far as to imply that she’s going through the change.  Unfortunately, he ran late to breakfast and just caught Owen (Andre Braugher) on his way out of the booth, and Terry (Scott Bakula) got a text from Erin (Melinda McGraw) and he too ditched Joe and left him.

Terry met Erin at breakfast for a welcome back meal only to run into an old fling, Annie (Carla Gallo), who was still working as a barista.  To make up for the fizzled-by-the-fling breakfast, Terry invited Erin to dinner later.  Upon arrival to his apartment, Terry’s landlord throws a little hitch in Terry’s gitty-up and padlocks his apartment because Terry hasn’t been maintaining his responsibilities as the apartment manager.  Since the landlord is in Jamaica for the weekend, Erin invites Terry to stay with her.  Back at Erin’s, Terry comfortably falls into the role as the man of the house by having dinner going when Erin arrives home and happily places his toothbrush in the cup next to hers.  After a pleasant night of dinner and love-making, Terry awoke to sounds of Erin crying in the lavatory after she saw their toothbrushes in the cup holder and it dawned on her that she’s too old to give up on a previous relationship on a “fling” with Terry, who didn’t think it was a fling at all.  Erin drew the unmistakable line in the sand by getting him pillow and a blanket and having him sleep on the couch for the rest of the night.  He awoke the next morning to a note wishing him well with his landlord and informing him that the door would lock itself on his way out.

As he was checking inventory, Joe’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Sonia (Penelope Ann Miller), clumsily arrived at the store in tow with Albert’s luggage for his sleepover with a friend.  Seeing her rambling about Albert and remembering what the kids had told him, Joe asked her how she was doing and she fell apart and confided in Joe that she empathized with him since she broke up with Harold after learning of his infidelity with a student.  Joe prematurely invited her to dinner until he remembered that he already had plans to take a friend to dinner, i.e. a date.  After dropping his son off at an all-night band rehearsal/sleepover at a friend’s house, he met up with Manfro (Joe Manfrellotti), his bookie, and upon inquiry of his plans that night, Joe confesses to his own early curfew – to Manfro’s chagrin – the last night before his chemo.  Not wanting to continue to hear Joe talk about his troubles (since Joe was unable to talk about it at breakfast), Manfro mockingly attempts to calls Sonya to tell her that Joe wants to get together tonight, but Joe ends the call before it can go through. Manfro talked Joe into joining him at the Gentleman’s Club where he met a dancer who sympathized with this chemo the next day since her father had also gone through it.  Manfro’s new connection with the exotic dancer gave him a new reason to keep his “hair and eyebrows” and not go through with the chemo the next morning.  While driving home, Sonia returned Joe’s mistaken call and she invited him over.  In a vulnerable, nostalgic state, Sonia and Joe talk about the kids and over a glass of wine, and after a few long stares, they start to kiss and awkwardly begin removing clothes until they stop.  Joe didn’t want to be “Susie Homewrecker.”  As Sonia clumsily entered the store earlier that morning, Joe clumsily left the house that evening when they heard Albert being dropped off early from the sleepover.

Owen had a visitor to the dealership in the form of his Chevy neighbors – Evan – who informs Owen that corporate is planning to downsize; therefore, they’re about to start selling Kias and he makes an offer to Owen to purchase Thoreau dealership.  Joe balls up the offer and chucks it in the trash can.  While she’s writing product reviews, Owen shares his thoughts about Evan’s offer that he retrieved out of the trash can – while Melissa (Lisa Gay Hamilton) is giving him half a listening ear.  Since Owen couldn’t sleep, Melissa got an insomniac Owen to help her with the product reviews while he talked incessantly about the offer.  Melissa’s ear perked up to his rambling when she inferred through his spirited ramblings that he suggested he stay home with the kids while she pursued her reviving writing career if he sold the dealership.  The morning after Melissa and Owen instinctively admitted that the ideas and ramblings from the previous night were unfounded and unrealistic, and upon arrival the next morning, Owen informed his dad that they were opening a body shop even though financially they supposedly couldn’t afford it.

Season 2, Episode 7: “The Great Escape” (originally aired June 1, 2011)

For more television reviews, click here.

Stay locked on Poptimal.com for further coverage of this season of Men Of A Certain Age.

Images courtesy of TNT and IMDbPro

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