Just look at the George plot. At first, it's about trying to make Dallas jealous by casually double-dating Karen and her son, Kenny, whom they. Once again, Suburgatory shows just how much depth is in the cartoon. good George-Dallas scene for the first time since they've been dating. A list of the highest rated episodes of Suburgatory, ranked by Dallas helps George tell Tessa that he has sold their house; when . He admits to Mr. Wolfe that he's over dating crazy city women, and that he's looking for love in the burbs. . We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates.
I think that she should be single. She's not spent much time being alone and I think we watched her jump headfirst into George Altman straight out of her divorce.
She needs to spend a little time working on her identity outside of a relationship. And George -- even though it does seem like a practical choice choosing Dallas -- I do think he chose with his head a little bit more than with his heart. I think he has a real soft spot for Dallas.
It remains to be seen if they're soulmates in that way, if you subscribe to that kind of notion, but I do think it will be fun to see him single again and maybe navigating a little bit of that, God willing.
If we have the opportunity to have Malin Akerman back in our world, it's one of the juiciest potential storylines we have -- taking our show that was about a single dad and how he raises his daughter alone, and having our show evolve into what it means to co-parent with someone who you thought was out of the picture, and navigate that a little bit.
Because speaking of chemistry, George and Alex, as we saw at Thanksgiving, there's a lot there. They're not indifferent to each other and I do think that's a fantastic area that I would just love to mine. But [Malin's] got a potential pilot and she's got a baby that's due any minute, so we'll see. You used Alex sparingly throughout the season, which emphasized the awkwardness and unfamiliarity between her and Tessa.
Was that due to scheduling conflicts or just because you didn't want to overplay your hand? She was available earlier I think she may have been pregnant in our Christmas episode. So that was coming. She was quite pregnant when we shot the finale, although you can't really see it on here. We did a good job of masking that. So she was preparing for how much she wanted to do at that time and she was also preparing to shoot a pilot, but my feeling in general was that we should exercise some restraint there.
It's not accidental -- I do think you become numb to it if you go to it too frequently. I do think it loses its value and I think it really is a hard line to walk in terms of the right amount of all of these things that make this mixture.
Even for Dalia, we waited to do this storyline with her and we try to move the spotlight around and not over-expose any one of these areas, particularly with this Alex stuff and the emotional stuff.
My biggest concern was that it would start to feel formulaic or calculated. I think you just have to do it with a light touch. We do emotional and big holiday episodes and big finales and have it dancing at the sidelines and just beneath the surface on other episodes. But then again, we are a half-hour show so we try not to weigh everyone down too much with our baggage along the way.
George and Tessa have a great relationship, but they've also had their share of ups and downs. If you're renewed for Season 3, do you intend for Tessa's summer with Alex to actually present her as a viable alternative to George's parenting, or for it to help Tessa appreciate her father more and realize it was more of a "grass is greener on the other side" experience?
I think that Tessa loves her dad and has an enormous amount of empathy and affection for him.Tessa and Dallas visit New York - Suburgatory Best Bits
One of the things that you navigate when your parents are divorced You do play both sides against each other and I don't think that was ever an option for her because her mom wasn't around. I think it's really natural and relatable and I hope everyone forgives her for it because I do think it's very human and teenage kind of emotion and progression for her to explore that.
However, in my mind, once Tessa processes what's going on with George and that he and Dallas did not move in together, and that he is alone and broken somewhere, I can't imagine that she wouldn't run to her dad's side to check on him. So depending on Malin's availability and whether we get to write to her or not, we have a couple of potential storylines for how we are going to examine that. But ultimately, I think [Tessa and George's] relationship is at the heart of this show and it's been really fun challenging it and pulling at it and at this point, given what goes on in the finale, they do have a common enemy and that just might be Chatswin.
What did you think of the "Suburgatory" Season 2 finale? Do you think George and Dallas are meant to be, or would he be better off with Alex? George tells her that that decorations make it look like the Gum Drop Fairy threw up all over Rainbow Town. Dallas explains that the community spends a lot of money to keep the children of Chatswin safe during Halloween but George argues that by decorating with gumdrops and lollipops, the kids are only being sheltered.
He argues that there should be zombies, witches and mutant zombie witches— Chatswin is robbing their children of having fun. George continues to try and convince Dallas to have a scary Halloween, by first tricking her into walking into his living room with a pop-out skeleton hanging from the doorway. She runs into the skeleton and lands on the ground in a pile of Halloween decorations while bees swarm around her.
She asks what his problem is, taking disgust in George's deceivement. Then, George apologizes by buying her flowers and groveling. Dallas agrees to watch scary movies with George as long as she can have "full squeezing privileges". She decides to watch the one with the "cute little baby". George informs her that the baby actually is posessed by the devil, so she asks to just be surprised.
Before the movie starts, though, Dallas removes her fake nails. In the meantime she practices her own scare tactics on him, such as hands popping out of popcorn bowls. George has finally convinced her. Meanwhile, Dallas leaves the room and George tries on a mask and pulls out a fake axe.
The door creaks open and George calls to Dallas that something scary is at the door. Then the door swings open completely to Stephen Royce, her husband who has returned from one of his many business trips. George jumps out at Stephen, who mistakes George for a burglar and pins him to the floor. Dallas reenters the room thinking that Stephen and George must have "really hit it off".
Stephen tries to kiss Dallas, who allows him to only kiss her forehead, proving Dallas obviously has stronger feeling for George rather than Stephen. In " Charity Case ", Dallas is first mentioned by George, him stating to Noah that he did in fact install a skylight over Dalia's bed.
Before Dallas exits the hallway, she dumps both trays of deli meat into the garbage can. Later, when Gladys visits Chatswin High, Dallas is seen clutching Dalia's shoulders when Gladys starts to vividly explain the process in which he becomes female. Later, when Tessa and George become the students and faculty of Chatswin High's charity case, Dallas tells Tessa that they did it because the picture she painted of her life with homeless transsexuals was just devastating.
Then, Dallas and Dalia come to the Altman's home and gifts them canned bisk, Eygptian cotton hand towells, an air multiplyer and a bunch of useless appliances and gadgets from the Sky Mall - including a professional double Belguim waffle maker.
Also, Dallas ushers Dalia towards Tessa so she can gift her a tube of lip gloss she shoplifted from a department store. She at first tells the two that she is too flustered to even speak because she was yet to apply a face of makeup. Once she hears that Tessa's idea for her sweet sixteen is only pizza, a movie and two friends; she objects totally, saying "No! She then notices Tessa's Average Shelf Life CD and informs her that a colleague of Stephen is the owner of ASL's record label, also, he owns a chain of successful taco resturants and a white tiger.
Dallas ensures Tessa that she can get ASL to perform at her birthday party Only if it's big, and sure enough, Tessa decides she wants a big party. Later, though, Tessa finds that there is a catch Dallas will be having Dalia plan the party to prove to Stephen that just because Dalia failed her career aptitude test doesn't mean that someday she will not have a decent occupation.
So Dalia plans Tessa's party at the Chatswin country club and adds go-go dancers, fire breathers, mocktails, ponies Later in the episode; while George is under the care of Sheila Shay, who has been nursing him to health ever since his back went out while fetching the newspaper; Dallas comes to visit George. She also has to drop off a Tuppleware container full of chicken noodle soup that her housekeeper cooked which isn't exactly the same thing as Dallas making it, but she bought the ingredients!
Sheila informs Dallas matter-of-factly that George doesn't need her company or chicken soup. So then, Dallas tells Sheila that once she puts herself to the job as a poor man's nurse, she will smother him to death Dallas mentions that Sheila had once taken care of a man named Tom Jespersen. Sheila insists she did not and slams the door in Dallas's face.
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Later, we see Sheila preparing to give George his pain killers and George is buried deep under the covers on the couch. Sheila creeps closer and pulls of a blanket, revealing not George but stacks of blankets in the shape of his body and a basketball ad his head.
She screams and then we see George crawling through his front lawn and into the baskseat of his escape car - which happens to be manuevered by Dallas so George can make Tessa's party. She speeds away to the country club, George barking at her to go faster.
She tells him that she cannot as she already got three speeding tickets in that exact area. Later, Dallas's cell phone rings and she says it's Sheila. George yells that Dallas does not answer it, saying she is going to kill him just like she did to Tom Jespersen. Dallas chuckles, saying that Old Man Jespersen bit the dust himself at age 94, though she just accuses Sheila to be the cause of his death to mess with her mind.
George sighs in relief and the two show up at Tessa's birthday party just when she's about to storm out. They move the party to the Altman residence and order a pizza, invite over Lisa and Malik and play a movie. In that last scene, Dallas gifts Tessa a pair of diamond stud earrings and Tessa appears to be very thankful. In "Thanksgiving", Dallas first appears when George goes to her house to ask a favor.
She is with her new hybrid puppy dog, Yakult, named after her favorite probiotic beverage. George asks if Dallas is doing anything exciting, because if she was he wondered if Tessa could tag along. Dallas explains she's always doing something fun, even when she isn't doing anything fun. So, Dallas agrees and before leaving, George gives her a kiss on the cheek and Dallas, in a princess-y way, whispers to Yakult if she witnessed that.
So, later, we see that Tessa is subjected to watching Dallas get her hair done while crunching on Bugles from her purse, so Tessa decides to read the entire time. Dallas pushes away Tessa's book and suggests that Tessa should get her hair styled into a Brazillian, though Tessa says she wouldn't get one on her dead body, but the hair she has apparently isn't good enough for a corpse. So, Dallas promises that if the two do get matching flat hair, Tessa can pick anywhere she wants for lunch So, later we see Tessa and Dallas in the front of the car, both with flat hair styles and passing a sign stating they will pass New York soon.
Though, Tessa has to keep their little trip to NYC a secret. So, Dallas and Tessa first get there and are walking the streets and Dallas discovers rows of designer-brand handbags and she asks a homeless man how much they cost and he says "Fifteen," which makes Dallas ask "Fifteen what? Their next stop is an art mueseum where Dallas stares in awe at a priceless work of art and insists that she must have it.
Then, the two go to each get a greasy slice of pizza. While Tessa is showing Dallas the proper way to eat their pizza on the go, she looks shocked and drops her jaw Dallas mistakens Tessa's dropping of her pizza slice part of the process to eat your pizza on the go, so she slaps her pizza onto the sidewalk.
It turns out that Tessa was staring at a row of parked cars and inbetween two is George and a mysterious woman making out together. Later, we see that the Royce Thanksgiving dinner party extravaganza has started with Dallas and Dalia greeting guests, Dallas skampily clad in a low-cut Indian princess costume. Later, Stephen confronts Dallas about how angry he is that she got a dog without asking him, though Dallas explains that he got a new girlfriend without asking her First, they go around the table to announce what they are thankful for and Jill Werner states, while glaring at Dallas, that she is thankful that she "doesn't have to dress like a prostitude to impress the attention of her husband".
During their dinner, a furied Tessa confronts George about her run-in with him and his mysterious woman. George, as furied as Tessa, angrily states that Dallas lied to him and took his daughter to Manhattan.
In one of the last scenes, Dallas is seen leaning against her kitchen counter dressed a velour sweatsuit, visibly exhausted from the hovac of the Thanksgiving dinner. Stephen is sitting on the counter and offers to make him and Dallas a pot of coffee, though she declines, stating it would keep her up all night.
So, he says he can make decaf, so she reluctantly agrees to coffee. In " The Nutcracker ", Dallas first appears to be in her great room, which is decorated with a row of three tall pink Christmas trees that light up. First, Stephen comes into the room and bets his thighs are an inch thicker than last year because he has been bench-pressing.
Though Dallas refuses to invest into the bet because she is too busy writing out Christmas greeting cards for neighbors and the next card in her stack is George's, so she signs it with two Xs for kisses.
Next, she imagines George as she licks the envelope closed and just then, George walks in with something hid behind his back. George invites Dallas to his tree trimming party, though Dallas can't because her and her family must attend the Royce tradition of going to Aspen for skiing. George says she will be missed and pulls a present from behind his back for her to put under her tree and Dallas gasps.
She promises she will love George's gift. Later, the Royces return home the night of the tree trimming in their skiing gear, as their flight was grounded due to the treacherous outdoor weather. So, Dalia goes to her room and Stephen goes to telephone a travel while Dallas proceeds to open up George's gift from underneath the tree. She is visibly suprised and delighted as she unwraps a pair of bright red mittens. So, during the tree trimming, the door rings and George answers it to Dallas, who is there to thank him for the gloves, saying "he remebered".