Happy Wednesday! After watching Fox’s The Mick season 2 episode 13 last night, I learned that school field trips can lead to some dangerous consequences and that everyone has their own interpretation on how to prove one’s self worth. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “The Dump,” Mickey and Alba volunteer as tribute…I mean as chaperones for Ben’s school field trip. While the dump was not as inspiring as Mickey hoped for, she gets more than she bargained for when she realizes that they picked up an extra child by mistake on the way back. Meanwhile, Jimmy has big plans for the day and Chip and Sabrina learn that their grandfather, the Colonel, may have some usefulness after all. My top 5 moments from The Mick season 2 episode 13 are:
Jimmy has big plans for the day.
After Jimmy lectures Chip and Sabrina on leaving their grandfather outside and forgetting about him, they suggest that he takes him out for a hair-cut. Jimmy politely declines explaining that he has big plans for the day. While missing for most of the episode, Sabrina and Chip call him later on for his help, revealing that he is at an arcade trying to get a high score to be proud of. While he doesn’t admit to Sabrina and Chip where he is, he still proves to be worthy and helpful in the situation. One can always count on Jimmy even though he has an interesting perspective on priorities.
“His name is Dump now.”
On the way back from the field trip, Mickey reminds everyone that she needs to do a headcount to ensure everyone is accounted for. She frantically recounts several times but keeps getting “21.” Although they are not missing anyone, there is one little boy who has come along for the ride who doesn’t belong. Mickey tries to ask him where he comes from and his address but he says nothing in reply. When Mickey and Alba take the boy home, Mickey decides his name will be “Dump,” refusing “Ignacio” as Alba suggested.
Chip and Sabrina lose the Colonel.
Chip is furious when Sabrina rolls the Colonel up to him, forcing him to lose his place in line to get his new “kicks.” The store clerk allows Chip to skip the line, however; since he is there with his grandfather. Chip also gets some free “kicks” or “lifestyle shoes” playing on his grandfather’s war hero story to get attention. Sabrina and Chip realize that having grandpa around is not so bad after all, deciding to see what else they can get out of this. The plan backfires, however; when he rolls out of the bar and takes off. After some failed attempts at tracking him down, Jimmy asks if he is “micro chipped” reminding Sabrina that she can track her phone that she left on the wheelchair. They finally find the colonel in an alley, stripped of his kicks, and ready to go home. Perhaps Sabrina and Chip will learn to finally treat him with respect and kindness, but the best we can hope for is that he gets home safe and sound without them being distracted by shiny objects on the way.
Mickey and Alba use “the last pay phone on earth” to call the police.
Mickey and Alba argue over what to do next when “Dump” is at their house, unable to provide them with any answers. They decide to find a pay phone and anonymously call the police to see what they know so they can get the boy back safely. After Alba’s racist accent on the phone referring to the police as “bacon,” and repeatedly leading with “yo,” they learn that everyone believes the boy to be kidnapped and they have now become the prime suspects. They also learn that he is deaf, which is why he hasn’t been responding to their threatening questions. Mickey later tries to call the police and Alba points out that her “Asian” accent is just as racist.
After several failed ideas to return the boy safely, Alba and Mickey argue over what to do next. Alba suggests a form of good cop vs. bad cop, but Mickey is not convinced this will have an impact on Ben and his new friend and suggests that they set up a “drop point.” Alba comically tries it out anyway and begins smashing Ben’s games when they don’t get an answer out of “Dump.” Mickey grabs the gulf club out of Alba’s hands only to also begin smashing the games to pieces to the horror of Ben and “Dump.” Ben and “Dump” find their way back to the actual dump and tell Mickey that they are going to live there from now on. Ben strategically makes a deal with Mickey that she will need to go on field trips with him for the next century which is pretty much the worst possible punishment Mickey can think of while Alba proves her self-worth by taking on a guard dog. Ultimately, the police find “Dump” with a very honest and apologetic note from Mickey and Alba, letting them know that it was a mistake and they will try to be more sensitive next time about their racist accents. Looks like Mickey and Alba will be participating in their fair share of school field trips from now until the next century. Good luck ladies!
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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl