Two and a Half Men goes back to basics with the addition of a cute chubby cheeked child for its final season. Walden (Ashton Kutcher) decides to adopt after a near death experience makes him realize he has no heir to leave his fortune. He and Alan (Jon Cryer) pretend to be gay to improve their chances to adopt but when their first attempt falls through, they opt for an older child in “Oontz. Oontz. Oontz.”
Alan reminisces about raising his son Jake, who has not appeared since Angus T. Jones walked off the show but that hasn’t stopped them from making fun of him. Flashbacks show the low-lights of the dimwit making a fool of himself. His father later reveals he was dropped him on his head as baby.
The foster home matches them with a six-year-old boy named Louis (Edan Alexander). He’s a quiet child except about his love for Cheez-It crackers. Louis opens up to Berta (Conchata Ferrell) after she reveals her own experience in foster care. Walden tells Louis he talk to him anytime so the boy wakes him up being in middle of the night to talk about Angry Birds. Alan hops in the bed to keep up the charade. It’s like Three’s Company except Mr. Roper is a lot easier to fool.
Two and a Half Men airs Thursday 9PM on CBS.