Mark tells Roxanne, "Rox it's Mark, I was here the last time around when this house of cards that you call a life collapsed." Huh? Yeah, Roxanne and Lance broke up off screen. Did an episode air out of turn?
I have no idea. And honestly think Roxanne should be banging her head against the wall over not getting a prenup with Lance this go round since she knew he stuck her for alimony last time.
At first Lily and Neil were helping Roxanne pack up Lance's stuff and then they left leaving just Roxanne and Mark.
Roxanne was kind of . . . resigned. I wouldn't say sad. She said, "Maybe it's not Lance, maybe I wouldn't be good in any relationship."
And Mark tries to kiss her. And Roxanne screams and asks him what he's doing.
Mark yells back, "I didn't lean in, you lured me in with your whole vibe! You were broken hearted! I was trying to cheer you up!"
Mark insists it's like a movie and Roxanne yells back, "We're not in a movie."
She then explains, "There's nothing going on between us." She elaborates, "I find you revolting and I would never have sex with you under any circumstances."
And guess what happens?
Yep. Mark tries to kiss her again.
Roxanne: Are you out of your mind?
Mark: Come on that was it! I hate you! I hate you! That's a perfect movie kiss moment! 0Have you ever seen a movie?
Roxanne: Yes! And this is the movie where we barely speak and never touch!
Maybe they could make a couple but seeing the scene above convinced me I was right that they'd make better friends than lovers.
Mark had some hot hair this episode, by the way.1
He also got the last scene. Neal and Lily had a bad fight and then Neal needed somewhere to stay.
Mark: Hey buddy.
Neal: Hey, can I crash with you tonight?
Mark: Nooo. Is your DirectTV out?
Neal: Yeah. My DirectTV is out.
I'd love to see a fantasy episode. Where Mark and Roxanne were a couple. And maybe Lily and Alex and Whitney and Neal. It would be interesting. Whitney could eat some spicy Thai (which she hates and Alex loves) and end up having heartburn and a bad dream where everyone was together.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):