Well my big fear is real. Mark is attracted to Roxanne. Which means they'll probably get together. (Roxanne would be crazy not to find Mark sexy.)
The episode started with her at the bar and running a guy off (as she went on about her husband she's now divorcing for a second time). Mark told her she had to change up her game.
Mark: Roxanne, I'm telling you, you have to change your entire game. You're not in your 20s anymore, guys actually listen to what you say now. You can't just chug vodka, toss your panties in your purse and call it a night.
Roxanne: How dare you! I call that a morning.
I really love Roxanne too. So, when they get together, hopefully the writers (which does include Whitney Cummings -- she's also a producer on this show in addition to writing and playing the title character) will keep their personalities consistent because it's hard not to love them both.
I just do not want we-break-up-we-hate-each-other and all the other junk. Hopefully, that won't happen. But look at Neal and Lily. They're not getting back together. That's over.
So . . .
Mark tries to help Roxanne with flirting, "You don't know how to talk to guys. I mean, on paper, you're a great catch, you're fun, you're hot but not uncomfortably so. And you're successful at, you know, women's work."
And Roxanne pours it on to prove to Mark that she does but he thinks, for a moment, she's serious and he's clearly aroused. After, he tries to play it off and can't even keep the conversation straight. He's also -- as he himself notes -- talking at a very loud level.
They go to the bar with Lily and Neal. And Roxanne successfully flirts with a guy while Mark watches. He confesses what he's feeling to Neal. So this is obviously headed towards a romance.
And it will be adorable in the beginning. I just hope that will be the case after the newness rubs off. (I'm
expecting "Whitney" to be a long distance runner and see five seasons of this show.)
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):