Bored to Death: Season 2, Episode 5

Forty-Two Down! (24 Oct. 2010)

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Jonathan attempts to repair the relationship between a poet/limousine driver and his wife. Ray has a meeting with Kevin Bacon.

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Jonathan attempts to repair the relationship between a poet/limousine driver and his wife. Ray has a meeting with Kevin Bacon. Written by HBO Publicity

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5 December 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Jonathan is asked by Lakshmi, the owner of an Indian restaurant, for his help. She suspects her husband, Vikram, is cheating on her. She is convinced there is another woman. When Jonathan spots the man going into a diner, he follows him inside. Our amateur detective discovers Vikram is solving the same crossword puzzle he is pretending to do, as well. As Jonathan asks the unsuspecting Vikram about an answer, he takes the opportunity to strike a conversation. Vikram is a sad man, indeed. He has lost his job as a limousine driver, and his poetry is rejected as well.

George is seen trying to finish his column for an incoming issue of the magazine. Kathryn Joyner, the administrator, has bad news. The people at the top have been rethinking how to save money. One of the solutions is to get rid of several columns that appear, including George, who is shocked when he hears about it.

Ray, seen at the bar where he hangs out, is in a pensive mood. When Jennifer walks in, she demands he buys her a large drink. Ray is turned off by the heavy drinking woman, so he tells her, politely, he has no desire to see her again. Ray's latest comic hero has gotten the attention of Kevin Bacon, the actor, who is thinking of developing into a film. They have agreed to meet to discuss the possibilities. Unfortunately, Ray is not happy with what Kevin suggests to play the super hero with a large penis. Jennifer, who had promised to stop drinking, comes in at the end of Ray's encounter and she proceeds to berate Ray, who accidentally, hits Kevin Bacon in the nose.

Jonathan goes back to Lakshmi to tell her about his findings about Vikram. He tells her the man is innocent, but she does not want to believe. As far as she is concerned, she will not pay Jonathan the money due to him.

Jonathan had asked George to come and address the class he is teaching. Before that, he had attempted to tutor the lovely Diane, and when he gets a bit romantic, George arrives. Jonathan asks George, who is having problems with his driving, to hire Vikram to do the job. When they go to the diner, they find Vikram has a gun and in a desperate attempt announces a hold up. George does a great job changing Vikram's mind, but as the police has been summoned, they leave the restaurant just in time, before they arrive.

Tammy Sagher and Jonathan Ames, the creator of the series, co-wrote the screenplay. It was directed by Troy Miller, who gets the cast to do the great job they always do. Jonathan Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson are the sole reason for watching. Guest star included a good Kevin Bacon, not a man to see on television often. Mary Kay Place, Sarita Choudhury, Ajai Naidu, and Kristen Wiig, contributed to the fun.


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