Jeremy wants to get closer to Nancy so he tries to impress her by joining in her volunteer work for the homeless. However, to Jeremy's dismay, Nancy suggests that in order to break the last... See full summary »



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Jeremy wants to get closer to Nancy so he tries to impress her by joining in her volunteer work for the homeless. However, to Jeremy's dismay, Nancy suggests that in order to break the last sexual taboo, they should stop having sex. Mark manages to get Johnson to pick him to go on a business trip with Sophie instead of Jeff, however trouble begins when embarrassing news footage of himself drinking in a public park makes all Johnson think he is an alcoholic. Written by two_green_bottles

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It is revealed that Johnson was an alcoholic for 15 years, and like many people he believes that recovering alcoholics should completely abstain from drink. However in "Mark Makes a Friend" (his first appearance in series 1) he is shown drinking a glass of wine while having dinner with Mark in one scene, and a pint of lager when he meets him in a bar in another scene. If he was an alcoholic at that point, he probably wouldn't be able to easily have one casual drink, if he had given up drinking, he wouldn't be drinking at all. See more »


Nancy: [watching the news] Bad news, bad news, bad news. Jesus, Jeremy, one bus crash. What about all the buses that made it safely to their destinations, huh?
Jeremy Usborne: Yeah! Yeah, this is such bullshit.
Mark Corrigan: Yes, I suppose the news should just be a dispassionate list of all the events that have occurred the world over during the day. That would be good. Except of course, it would take forever!
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Two really frustrated guys..
19 January 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jeremy asks Nancy for commitment, definitely a free spirit she's not happy with the idea, so declines, seeing through his protestations. He tries feeding the homeless to impress her. Meanwhile Mark sees Jeff and Sophie getting closer at work, enjoying a few intimate moments. Alan sends Mark and Sophie away to a conference in Aberdeen for ten days, the news doesn't stop Mark from stalking the couple. In doing so Mark is witnessed and filmed with a can in the park, put on the news as anti social the news gets around work, Johnson wonders if Mark's an alcoholic and accompanies him to an AA meeting. Homeless guy Nim moves in too, to get him off the Street and out of Nancy's apartment. Mark kicks him out, with news that his dad is coming to visit.

Jeremy's frustrations and Nancy giving up on sex were funny and well played out.

Peep Show is getting more and more surreal and funnier with every episode, I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting to know the characters better, or if the writing has changed but I am just in love with this show. This is a particularly rich episode, so much to it. 8/10

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