The theme of “And the Group Head” is out with the old, in with the new. Oleg buys a stolen cappuccino machine for Max and Caroline’s cupcake window. Han hires a new and flamboyant day waiter named Luis, and Sophie gets a new guy which eventually leads to Oleg finding a new girl. New takes some adjusting though and all the characters spend this episode trying to figure out how to deal with the changes.
TV RECAP: 2 Broke Girls S3, EP4
Since the new cappuccino machine was stolen rather than bought, it doesn’t come with instructions and Max and Caroline struggle to figure out how it works. After Caroline steams her lady bits, Luis points out that Starbucks has the same machine, so the girls go to get temporary jobs there to get properly trained on the machine. Max, obviously hates the corporate coffee place, and her don’t give a crappuccino attitude is a high point of the episode. At one point Devon, the man who is training the girls asks if they know how to work the fancy metal whip cream bottle. Caroline, of course, can’t help but say, “I think I can handle it, I went to Wharton” which Devon responds with, “Well, I went to Harvard” and Max puts both of them in their place when she adds, “And I went to juvie, and we’re all here wearing an apron.” Max also does not care for the snooty lingo of Starbucks.
Devon gets the order, “A grande double capp non fat”, Caroline cheerfully repeats it and passes the cup to Max who on the same beat calls out “meow meow meow meow meow” as she tries to work the cappuccino machine. When she’s placed at the register, a woman orders “a tall capp triple shot half caf” and as Max passes the cup to Caroline she yells, “Small scrap nipple slap half half”. Max’s delivery of her lines in the Starbuck scenes are perfect and hysterical. She crosses a line though when “Greggg with three g’s” orders and Max decides to replace his name with a penis wearing a hat. That is the last straw for Devon and he fires the girls. However, Caroline and Max must have learned something because at the end of the episode they are on their way to making the perfect cappuccino with their own stolen machine.
Luis, the new waiter, is a riot and ideally on his way to becoming a regular on the show. Right off the back he tells Caroline and Max that he’s not interested in being anything more than co workers declaring, “Well nice to meet you, but we won’t be friends. I don’t get attached. I’m a lifer, I’ve been a waiter 27 years”. He even shuts the chatty Caroline up when she tries to tell him about the cupcake window saying, “Honey, honey, honey I don’t need to know your life. You don’t need to know mine. Did my father put a gun in his mouth at my 7th birthday party? Yes, but I don’t bring that to work”. Luis will bring a good dose of attitude and sass to the ensemble and his interactions with the other people in the diner like Han, Earl and maybe even Sophie. There is already a love triangle brewing with Luis, Oleg and Sophie. Oleg might not be gay but how will Sophie respond to Luis’ crush on Oleg?
As of now, she may have nothing to contribute since she told Caroline and Max that she’d “rather accidentally have sex again with my cousin” than get back with Oleg. She does show a weak moment when she asks Caroline, “Did, did he ask about me?” Caroline’s response is on par with her terrible track record when meddling with other people’s relationships. Instead of just saying no, she adds “He never even mentions you”. Caroline can never seem to read relationships well. Remember, it is her fault Oleg cheated on Sophie in the first place since she told Oleg that Sophie wasn’t interested in being exclusive so he went and cheated on Sophie. When Caroline tells Oleg this time that Sophie’s not interested, he goes into the closest to cry. However, at the end of the episode he has a new girl on his arm and tells Caroline, “Do tell her [Sophie], I’ve moved on. I’ve filled the hole she’s left”. Despite the fact that Oleg and Sophie did not share a scene together this episode, the stakes in their relationship have been raised.
The change in stakes of Oleg and Sophie relationship, the introduction of Luis and the focus on Caroline and Max’s cupcake shop are starting to set the foundation for a better season 3. Hopefully, this means more episodes that develop these romantic and professional relationships over the rest of the season.
Michelle is a story enthusiast. It’s the best way to describe her obsessions at least. She loves any type of story including those in books, movies, television shows, gossip, history and really anything with a beginning, middle and end. The exception is probably scary stories but even then she tends to read about the plot on Wikipedia. She hates spoilers and her biggest pet peeve is when people ruin any detail of a series she hasn’t seen yet. Even if she’s three seasons behind and show no sign of catching up. Other things she likes to do when she’s not consuming stories include dancing (on stage or in her car), sending pictures of her painted nails to friends, enjoying the Great Lake State and watching her mother cook Indian food while pretending to understand the process.