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The Blonde in the Woods 

Jonathan with his father, George with his daughter, and Ray with his son each presents a challenge. Meanwhile, Jonathan's new case goes badly awry.



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Ira Ames
Renee Dalton
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Fathers and children. Jonathan's book of crime fiction is out, "The Blonde in the Woods." After the release party, his parents reveal a secret about his father. Jonathan's new case has him trailing a woman in a yellow hat. George is excited that his daughter, whom he hasn't seen in two years, is meeting him at his restaurant and bringing her new boyfriend. He is a disconcerting surprise. The lesbian parents of Ray's biological son Spenser have separated, and Renee, one of the moms, wants a man in Spenser's life. She arranges a play date for the lad to come to Ray's flat. He's beside himself. Written by <>

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The clock tower apartment
18 October 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Jonathan is seen spinning on a wheel as a man is throwing knives at him. It is part of a gimmick for the presentation of his new book, "The Blonde in the Wood". His parents have come to be with him. Later, as they relax, in Jonathan's new apartment, located in a tower with a clock, his father has a devastating news for him. Because of being sterile, the old man had to rely on a sperm donor so his mother could conceive, clarifying they wanted it to be from an intelligent Jewish man, a member of MENSA.

Ray has some news for Leah. He has just learned about the lesbian lovers that stole his sperm to get inseminated, are divorcing. Renee, who has custody of the baby wants Ray to be somewhat connected to Spencer, so she proposes to leave the boy with Ray. Things do not go according to plan when Ray, not having a clue about what to do with Spencer tries unsuccessfully to get in with his carriage into a coffee shop in his neighborhood. Later on, when the boy is crying uncontrollably, Ray must ask Leah what to do. She advises to dip the nipple of his bottle in whiskey, to feed Spencer. Ray ends up rubbing it on his own nipple, which calms the little boy. Renee smells alcohol on Spencer and wonders what had happened as she comes to pick up her son.

Later, at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station, George and Jonathan are seen having lunch. Jonathan is on a job assignment. Jonathan has been asked to follow a blonde with a yellow hat. As the woman emerges from one of the tracks, he follows her to a hotel. He proceeds to call the client with the news, but then, he hears screams coming out of the blonde's room. He bursts into the room, only to get a blow to his head that knocks him out. When he awakes, he finds himself facing a dead man with a shot wound in his forehead, obviously dead. Jonathan has his pants around his ankles and has a gun in his hand. There is a knock on the door from the police. Jonathan is able to open a connecting door with his own lock pick, entering a room where a naked woman is coming out of the bathroom.

George, who is now the owner of a restaurant, is waiting for his daughter. Living in a fog, George keeps calling the bus boy by the wrong name. George has banned all cell phone usage from the restaurant and has an old fashioned phone brought to the table for incoming calls to patrons of the place. His daughter Emily arrives. It has been a while since they saw each other. She confesses of having been in AA for nine months, more from her smoking pot habit than for drinking. Emily's boyfriend arrives. He is an older man who has come to inform George he is marrying his daughter. Emily and the man proceed to make out in front of George.

Jonathan is seen at his clock tower apartment when he hears someone asking for his name aloud. It is the police, no doubt wanting to question him for the man that was shot. In desperation, he calls Ray to come help him. As the police are breaking the door, Jonathan goes to the window where he looks down to the street below. There is no way to escape, but he has figured out a way to avoid the police. He climbs into the minute handle of the outside clock, where he dangles in a manner that reminds us a Harold LLoyd's film.

The season's premiere follows the tonic of the two previous ones. Written by the creator of the series, Jonathan Ames, and directed by Michael Lehmann, the opening episode proved to be a good beginner. The only false note is in the way George is written. It gets a bit tiresome his pot rantings, but that is the way he was probably conceived. Jason Swchartzman, Zack Galifianakis, continue with their excellent work. Ted Danson is good, but his character seems a bit out of place. But make no mistake, this is one of the best programs on television.

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