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Tara begins to wonder if people really want her around when she's just herself. She tries to talk to her daughter Kate about sex but she clearly wants to avoid the subject. When son ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Toni Collette ... Tara Gregson
John Corbett ... Max Gregson
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Charmaine Craine
Keir Gilchrist ... Marshall Gregson
Brie Larson ... Kate Gregson
Nate Corddry ... Gene Stuart
Patton Oswalt ... Neil
Tony Hale ... Mr. Orel Gershenoff
Hayley McFarland ... Petula
Miki Ishikawa ... Olivia
Daniella Monet ... Paige
Annamarie Kenoyer ... Madison
Stephanie Courtney ... Beth
Susan Chuang ... Laurie


Tara begins to wonder if people really want her around when she's just herself. She tries to talk to her daughter Kate about sex but she clearly wants to avoid the subject. When son Marshall tells her that his English teacher may phone to talk about a disagreement they had at school, he decides that he would like his Dad take care of it. As a result, another of Tara's personalities makes an appearance. This time it's Alice, a old-fashioned housewife who bakes and irons clothes and the like. Her straightforward manner does solve several problems however. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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25 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Tara: [as Alice] What is it?
Kate: Just having a weird day.
Tara: Well, snap yourself out of it. We're here to have a nice dinner.
Kate: I don't wanna have a nice dinner.
Tara: Kate, I know you aren't fond of me, but I'm concerned about your development as a young woman, just like your mother. You're promiscuous. You aren't guarding your flower.
Kate: What do you want, Alice?
Tara: I want to let you know that even though I deeply disapprove of the way you carry yourself, your mother love you very much.
Kate: [scoffs] Yeah?
Tara: Yes. She wants you ...
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Not quite as good as the pilot but still really good!!!
13 April 2009 | by Seifer006See all my reviews

After the pilot I was left with high expectations, the second episode perhaps does not live up to the previous one, however, that is not to say that I did not enjoy it, I loved it, I can't wait to see the next episode I am really loving this series.

In this episode we were introduced to a new alter Alice the loving housewife (reminiscent of Bree Van De Kamp from Desperate Housewives). The family experience some comedy during all of this, also some of the drama of living with a person that has multiple personalities emerges in the relationship between Tara and Kate. Again, another great episode, I just can't wait until Buck rears his red neck head out again.

In conclusion I think that this episode along with the series so far is well worth watching I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

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