Rebecca's estranged sister, Susan Howe, is in Boston to shoot a commercial. She's an actress specializing in horror movies. She stops by the bar in the off chance that Rebecca might want to see her. Rebecca doesn't. Sam finds out that much of the sisterly discord is from the Susan stealing Rebecca's boyfriends when they were younger. Sam uses this information in his attempt to bed both sisters. He tells Susan that Rebecca and he are an item, after which she agrees to go out with him. He tells Rebecca that Susan is interested in him, to which Rebecca replies that to get back at Susan, Sam should break off their date and Rebecca would go out with him in Susan's place. So Sam postpones his date with Susan to take out Rebecca, with his date with Susan now later in the evening. However Susan can't wait and appears at the same time Sam is supposed to go out with Rebecca. Sam has to try and manage his dates with both sisters without the other finding out.
Did You Know?
Like her character in the episode, prior to this Marcia Cross (Susan Howe) appeared in two titles that fall under the "horror" genre: Stephen King's Golden Tales (film, 1986) and an episode of the TV show Tales from the Darkside ("Strange Love", 1986). See more
When Sam runs around the end of the bar to go to Rebecca's office to try to postpone their date, he grabs the end of the bar as he swings around and the whole bar can seen to move several inches, showing that the bar isn't actually a permanent fixture. See more
I'm never gonna speak to either one of you again.
Oh Sam, that's really too bad. Because you know, in a way, fending off your stupid advances brought Susan and I back together. We haven't been this close since we were kids. We're grateful.