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Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 17: “Pat’s Rash”
Original airdate February 17, 2017.

So let’s talk about you.

Pat has hives all over his face, and everyone in Welltopia is pretty sure they’re brought on by stress related to his relationship with Megan.  Dave has trouble finding common ground with his neighbor girlfriend and considers breaking up with her.  Allison and Clark try out a new yoga studio, neither one finding it a very pleasant experience.

Let’s do some word association.

I don’t have much to complain about this week.  I was kinda hoping things might work out with Dave and Megan, but it makes more sense for them not to, especially if this show has a future beyond the next few weeks.  Shows get bad when too many of their characters settle into good relationships (hello, The Big Bang Theory…).  Even Dave’s pretty awful girlfriend wasn’t as annoying as usual, and since the kids have broken up, it doesn’t bug me that we had to get more of her before getting done with her.

And how do you feel about your mother?

While I don’t have much to complain about, neither is there much to get too excited about.  If I may say this without being a creep, Krista Marie Yu is especially adorable this week, and more of the Clark-Allison dynamic is kind of fun, even if their story was pretty disposable.  You can see why they would get along well.

I think we’ve made good progress.  Same time next week?

This was a nice, cozy episode with a kind of week-in-the-life-of vibe that a show midway through its second season can execute without great stories as long as they’ve developed characters well, and Dr. Ken has.  I appreciated that the writers didn’t cram characters into stories they had no business in.  It’s okay that Damona and Molly have barely ten lines each.  3 vegan strombolis of 5.

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