“Married” Season 1 Episode 2 “The Shower” aired on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on FX. Lina (Judy Greer) and Russ (Nat Faxon) spent time with their friends separately. Lina had the best time, while Russ had the worst. Find out what happened in our recap below.
While Lina was taking her sweet time in the shower after bringing all of the children to school, Russ decided to join his wife. He got naked and hopped inside the shower. But it was way too small to fit two people, and Lina protested, as this was her only time to herself to savor the peace and quiet before the kids return from school. Plus, the puppy, which they got in the last episode (Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot), also got inside the bathroom, looking at the couple and making puppy noises. Lina asked her husband to bring the dog outside, so he did. But because he was so eager to get back in the shower with her, Russ forgot to secure the gate, which resulted in a $5,000 vet bill.
Russ asked his friend, AJ (Brett Gelman), for a loan so that they could pay the vet. AJ said he would lend the money only if Russ and Lina would come with him to his ex-wife’s engagement party. Why would he still want to go? Apparently, this was his therapist’s suggestion so that he would be able to find closure.
That night, Russ and Lina were already at the engagement party, but AJ was running late. Their other friend, Jess (Jenny Slate), was already there, and she took Russ to the bathroom so that they could talk privately. Jess told him that she had a crush at work, who asked her to do all these crazy and sexual stuff to herself. Jess had just given birth, by the way.
Russ was only half-listening to his friend because he was busy looking at the shower, which was big and had four showerheads. He looked for his wife at the party and dragged her inside the bathroom so that they could shower together. But Lina thought it was a crazy idea. Russ reminded her that they used to do crazy stuff before. But Lina still didn’t think it was right to have sex in someone else’s shower, especially not when there was a party happening outside.
Russ got a call from AJ, who asked if he could come with him to his old house. He also didn’t want to go to his ex’s party anymore. Jess and Lina decided to ditch the party to spend the rest of the night at a bar.
AJ brought Russ to the house he shared with his ex-wife. While there, he actually called for escort girls, with the idea that they would spend this night as bachelors. However, the whole thing took a bad turn, and it got depressing, as Russ toured the girls around the house, telling them anecdotes about his life with his ex-wife. Lina and Jess, on the other hand, were having a great time with Jess’ work friends — one of whom was her office crush.
That night, Russ went home first, exhausted about dealing with AJ’s depression. Lina came home drunk hours later. She told Russ that Jess would help her try to get work, which Russ thought was a good idea. Russ also showed her that AJ gave him his credit card for the vet bill.
The couple spent the rest of the night half-asleep, talking about their escapades when they were younger. They also made plans to go on a vacation in a villa sometime, before they both passed out and slept.
— Married (@MarriedFX) July 24, 2014
And that’s what happened in “Married” Season 1 Episode 2 “The Shower,” which aired on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on FX. For the recaps of succeeding episodes, don’t forget to check back on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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