A to Z Recap: F is for Fight, Fight, Fight! [WATCH VIDEO]
“A to Z” Season 1 Episode 6 “F is for Fight, Fight, Fight!” aired on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. Andrew would like to man-up for Zelda, but Zelda insisted she doesn’t like a muscle head. Find out what happened in our recap below.
While waiting at a long line for a seat in a restaurant, a drunk guy bumped into Zelda (Cristin Milioti) that lead to a confrontation. Andrew (Ben Feldman) was no stranger to confrontations. As a young boy, he had anger issues; and in order to curb this, his father had him join a jui jitsu class. Now, he wasn’t sure if he should show his moves towards this guy who was being rude to Zelda. Was it the right time for her to see this side of him? But before he could do anything further, Zelda took charge. She shouted at the guy and hurled his sandals to the roof. Zelda was kind of a badass.
Later at work, Andrew discussed his concerns with his best friend Stu (Henry Zebowski).
Andrew: I could've taken this guy and the next thing I know, Zelda is roofing his sandals. I shouldn't feel weird about this.
Stu’s fix was to find a guy who would attack Andrew while Zelda was around, so he can use his moves on the perpetrator and show Zelda that he knew how to toughen up. He called this tactic the Kato, alluding to a character from “The Pink Panther” who would attack his boss, Inspector Clouseau, to keep him on his toes. Andrew didn’t like this idea.
At Zelda’s office, Stephie (Lenora Crichlow) introduced her to a new client, apparently a poor little farmer who was being bullied by a large corporation. It was the classic David and Goliath story. Only, this farmer wasn’t so little and meek. He was a hunk, and Stephie was attracted to him. They were even kissing in the office’s stock room, which Zelda warned may get her best friend fired, so Stephie had to excuse herself from the case. Zelda had to take all the load of defending Frank, the farmer, while the defendant had eleven lawyers.
Not wanting Zelda to get the wrong impression, Andrew asked her upfront about what happened the other night. Zelda made it clear that she was totally turned off by muscle heads.
Andrew: I was going to stand up to that guy last night. But I didn't because I didn't know if you were into that whole tough guy thing.
Zelda: Glad that you didn't. I like guys who are level headed, sweet, smart, funny. Basically you.
Even as he promised he won’t Kato Andrew, Stu was doing this exact same thing at Wallflower, and they fought like boys. Harold from HR had to sternly remind them about fighting at work. He shouted at everyone, and they were stunned that the HR boss was mad. At this moment, Lydia (Christina Kirk) was doing some sort of management experimentation and seeing the reaction Harold got from the staff, she thought that fear, coupled with violence, would be an effective management tool. She also thought that eliciting sympathy would be an effective tool, only this elicited a bad reaction from the staff.
Lora (Hong Chau), one of Andrew’s other co-workers, implied that Zelda was exhibiting dissonance and that “level-headed Andrew” wasn’t exactly what women want. So this was in Andrew’s head the whole day, bothering him. Later, when he and Zelda were planning how to spend the night and Zelda said they should just skip spending time, Andrew thought that Zelda was avoiding him because she was turned off that he didn’t man-up.
Later that week, Andrew wanted to show Zelda his old jiu jitsu tapes to convince her that he does know how to protect and defend. But what Zelda saw was a cute and young Andrew who was singing show tunes. Someone had taped over his martial arts tapes.
While out with Frank and Stephie, Andrew and Zelda was barraged by this guy in costume, who was being rude to them. Andrew hit a breaking point and lunged at the guy because he was taunting them. When the costume’s headgear was removed, turned out he wasn’t a guy. She was a woman. Embarrassed, Zelda ran off, leaving Andrew behind.
Andrew: Sorry I flipped out.
Zelda: You terrified me tonight. I think you should go.
Andrew: For the record, the reason I attacked him —
Zelda: Her, it was a woman!
Andrew: It's because…it's important to me that you know that I'm not just the sweet and sensitive type. That I have a darkness in me. I'm the guy who stands up for his girlfriend. I'm the guy who would never start a bar fight, but if one just happen to break out, I'm the one wielding a pool cue or stool if the bar doesn't have billiards.
Andrew went on to explain that night when Zelda didn’t want to spend time together. But had Andrew listened, instead of thinking about what Lora said, he would have heard that Zelda was swamped with work because of Frank’s case. She needed to prepare herself, so she had to work extra hard.
Zelda: I find someone who listens to me attractive.
Later that night, Zelda spotted a huge spider on her dining table, and as she was about to kill it with a magazine, she realized she could let Andrew take care of it. Ever the sweet and sensitive guy that Andrew is, he took the magazine and let the spider hop on it, so he could bring the spider outside. Zelda was attracted to her guy even more because of this.
Meanwhile, as quickly as she got it on with Frank, Stephie was also immediately bored by him. She was ready to move on to the next guy. It’s a good thing she will not get to see him again at work because the corporation settled with Frank, according to Zelda. The case was over.
And that’s what took place on “A to Z” Season 1 Episode 6 “F is for Fight, Fight, Fight!” which aired on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. Check out the video below for a highlight to the episode.
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