My Boys “Take My Work Wife… Please”

Bobby and the hot Swedish nanny Elsa are getting married and in a hurry. To top it off, Bobby’s recruited PJ to help plan, using the dreaded “PJ, You’re a girl, right …” lead-in. I’m picturing it already, an episode or two into the future, a “STOP THE WEDDING!!!” cry, a la The Graduate.

Andy’s new best friend is a female coworker Jo, played by My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos. It quickly becomes apparent to everyone else that there is something more than just friendship between the two, that Andy has found himself a “work wife.” A woman who “is like your buddy at work. You know you have lunch together, you have inside jokes, you hate the same people …”

Andy insists there is nothing inappropriate about their relationship. To prove his point, he helps PJ set Mike up with Jo. Unfortunately for Mike and his paralyzing romantic dry spell, the only two people connecting on the double date are Jo and Andy.

Brendan takes a temp job in the mail room at Andy’s law firm, where he is affectionately known as the “copy slave.” His venture into corporate America slaps hard when a former college classmate walks in and hands him a stack of papers to file. He slowly realizes that while “Brando” was busy being the cool guy, his peers were planning for the future. He has nothing to show for his adult life, no job, no girlfriend, no money.

Steph’s book is finally published and she brings copies for all the guys. PJ is worried because each chapter is based on each guy. Though the names have been oh-so-cleverly changed, PJ insists that the guys aren’t idiots (somewhat ironic since so much of the comedic element of the show is based on the assumption that the guys are idiots) and will be offended.

Strangely enough, the group appreciates Steph’s straightforward criticisms and they all vow to improve. Except for Bobby, that is. He’s not even mentioned in the book because, as Steph puts it, he’s just a really great guy. When PJ rudely questions that assessment, citing one knee-jerk shotgun wedding, she finds that honesty can be great, but sometimes they just need you to lie and lie and lie.