Happy Wednesday! After watching Fox’s The Mick season 2 episode 15 last night, I am brought back to a valuable lesson from one of my favorite films, “The Girl Next Door,” when the main character learns that “the juice is worth the squeeze.” In Mickey’s case, it seems that she hasn’t quite really thought through the consequences of getting Chip and his friend hooked on the juice of gambling, but as long as it’s a win in the end, she’ll take it. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “The Juice,” Mickey agrees to teach Chip and his friend the art of gambling while Jimmy interferes with Sabrina’s new relationship to protect the integrity of the women’s soccer team. Meanwhile, Alba is convinced that the colonel is playing mind games with her, unleashing a terrifying fury that cannot be stopped until she gets to the truth. My top 5 moments from The Mick season 2 episode 15 are:
Sabrina has a girlfriend.
Mickey and the rest of the family are shocked when there is a strange girl in their kitchen wearing Jimmy’s boxers. We quickly learn that she is Sabrina’s new girlfriend, Alexis, to the shock of her family. When Mickey implies that she is a “les,” Sabrina becomes infuriated and tells Mickey to “stop trying to label me you ancient bag of sand.” Mickey tries to defend herself but Sabrina doesn’t want to hear it, focused primarily on her new romantic interest. However, she becomes quite needy when Alexis explains that she has to get ready for soccer practice, as Sabrina doesn’t want to compete with anyone or anything for attention.
“There’s no juice in that bet.”
Mickey walks in on Chip and his friend placing bets on a football game and quickly schools them. They are beyond impressed with her gambling skills and they ask Mickey to teach them how to gamble. Mickey initially plays the parent card and explains that it wouldn’t be right, but quickly changes her mind when Chip offers to cut her in on any of their winnings. They soon learn that the “first rule of gambling is to bet with your head, not your heart.” Mickey randomly finds a Russian website to place bets on and suggests 100, which Chip’s friend misinterprets for $100,000 that he puts on his dad’s credit card. The boys have certainly got the juice now and are in for a world of trouble if they can’t figure out how to come up with the money. Luckily for them, Mickey always has a plan. Not to say it’s the best plan, but it’s better than waiting around for the Russians to come collect their winnings for sure.
The colonel is playing mind games with Alba.
The rest of the family has pretty much given up on the colonel, refusing to chip in to take care of him. Alba has taken on this main responsibility and brings a ray of sunshine into the colonel’s world, taking him out to the terrace and chatting with him about her day. However, this takes a dark turn when the colonel begins mysteriously moving on Alba. Every time she turns around, he is in a new spot. She explains that once or twice might have been a coincidence, but three times…no way. Alba decides that she is going to make the colonel talk no matter what it takes. She even gets out a blowtorch to show that she means business, but soon realizes that it was Ben moving the colonel around to reach high cabinets and apologizes quickly to the colonel for her mistake.
Jimmy does some research.
Jimmy confronts Sabrina about her new relationship and tells her that he believes she’s “in it for the celebrity.” After all, Alexis is a very talented soccer player and has a very important game coming up. Jimmy becomes overly invested in protecting the team, explaining that “I was that girl.” Sabrina tells him to give it up because his days of fame were over 20 years ago, but Jimmy is not about to throw in the towel just yet. He begins his “research” on the talent and stats of the team, refusing to let Alexis throw it all away because of Sabrina. When Sabrina asks for Jimmy’s help later on, he ends up getting surrounded by the entire team who attack him viciously. Don’t get me wrong, Jimmy was not the helpless victim, as he throws in some punches of his own, even slamming one girl down on the hood of a car. When Jimmy is taken away in the ambulance, he says he won’t press charges because they have a very important game tomorrow.
Mickey’s plan works.
It seems like there will be no way out of losing a $100,000 bet, but Mickey comes up with the brilliant plan to put the juice to work and place a matching bet on amateur women’s soccer when she listens to Jimmy talk about Sabrina’s impact on the team’s star player. However, everything begins to back-fire when she learns that Jimmy gets himself involved so that Alexis will make the right choice and dedicate herself to the team. Mickey is horrified by this, but everything works out the way it should when the attack on Jimmy causes the team to have to forfeit as a result of their actions. Mickey is beyond thrilled and saves the day, but perhaps she should take a break from gambling for now.
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on The Mick below. Happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl