“Ground Floor” Season 2 Episode 6 “Love and Basketball” aired on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on TBS. Brody is back upstairs, and on his first week, he’s ready to be part of the team for Mansfield’s basketball game. The only problem? He’s playing against his girlfriend. Find out what happened in the recap below.
It’s the annual basketball tournament at Remington Trust, and Mansfield (John C. McGinley) is counting on Brody (Skylar Astin) as his point guard. Threepeat (Rene Gube) will be playing the alternate, and the boss has hired a temp to be the third man. He looks awfully like an NBA pro.
With Brody back in his old desk, Lindsay (Emily Heller) has been demoted to the fart desk. People stop by this desk to pretend to read the Hansen file when they actually do something else. But since Lindsay is technically the new girl in the office, so she has no choice. She at least would like to get a new chair for her sore back, though, so she marches to the ground floor to ask for this from Harvard (Rory Scovel). But their encounter was hardly friendly, so Lindsay leaves empty handed and still hurting for her back. Derrick (James Earl) suggests to Harvard that he should take Lindsay out on a date, but the latter still has prejudice over upstairs people because of how he perceives Brody.
Just then, Brody walks in, happy that he’s back at Remington Trust. He proudly announces to his girlfriend about returning just in time for the basketball tournament, and she tells him that she once played the sport in high school. She actually almost went to college on a basketball scholarship, but she lost this when she hurt her knee.
Jenny (Briga Heelan) declares she would like to play, but Brody thinks this is a bad idea. Discussing his predicament with Threepeat upstairs, Brody explains that if he tells his girlfriend she can’t play, then he’s the biggest douche. But if he broaches the idea of letting a girl play on the tournament, what will Mansfield think of him on his first week back? Threepeat suggests to throw in plausible deniability, wherein he can bring the idea to Mansfield without actually being specific.
Brody tries this and gets surprised when his boss agrees. While Mansfield thinks Brody should still keep his work life and personal separate, having the ground floor team in the tournament is not a pretty bad suggestion.
Meanwhile, Harvard and Lindsay are at the lobby, sitting on separate tables. They tell each other they’re actually waiting for Derrick to arrive. Coincidence? Turns out, Derrick arranged for this meeting as a ruse. He wanted to bring the two together so they can officially get on a date. Well, they’re both already there, anyway, so they give it a chance. A date it is then!
The first few minutes, they actually bond over weird genes and their love for science fiction. But then, Harvard manipulates the conversation to focus only on himself and his sci-fi book. Lindsay could only sit and listen.
Harvard is pretty pleased about how their date turned out and raves about it when he returns to work. Jenny tells him about the basketball game, but Harvard says he doesn’t want to join and compete against Lindsay’s group. He doesn’t want to compete against his “girlfriend.” Except, Lindsay is not his girlfriend, and she did not enjoy their date at all. Harvard was insensitive and rude to her. They were done before things got better between them. Disappointed, Harvard changed his mind about the game and tells Jenny he’s on board. It’s definitely ground floor vs. top floor!
And so, it is game time, and Mansfield’s team is leading, thanks to the temp who’s suspiciously an NBA pro. They’re soon up against Jenny’s team, and as the couple try to engage in trash talk, they actually fail at it because Brody thinks Jenny looks really cute in her sporty outfit and braids. She’s also quite good at basketball that Mansfield’s team is having a hard time winning against her. She calls on the NBA pro, by the way, and had him replaced by Threepeat.
The game gets so intense at one point that Brody didn’t seem to notice his girlfriend hurts her knee as he steals the ball from her. Mansfield’s team wins. However, Brody gets a scolding from his boss. His girlfriend is hurt, what’s the matter with him?
Brody apologizes to his girlfriend after the game and soothes her injured knee with a bag of ice. This day brings back all of Jenny’s regrets about not being able to go to college, but at least she’s able to play basketball again.
The next day, Jenny gets a huge surprise from Mansfield, who gives her a check. He tells her she can use the money to go to college, saying this is her basketball scholarship. Jenny is in tears and thanks Mansfield for it. She also thanks Brody because she knows this happened because of him.
Meanwhile, Harvard and Lindsay make up at the end of the episode too. This love affair isn’t over after all.
— Skylar Astin FANCLUB (@fanclubSkylar) January 14, 2015
That’s the recap on “Ground Floor” Season 2 Episode 6 “Love and Basketball,” which aired on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on TBS. Watch the video below for a highlight to the episode.
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