‘Two and a Half Men’ season 10, episode 12 review: The trials of Walden Schmidt

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Two and a Half MenAs someone who has frequently bashed “Two and a Half Men” over the course of its ten-season run, we have also made it little secret that the storyline with Walden’s “double life” and falling for Kate has been a breath of fresh air. In a way, it’s terrible to see someone lied to, especially one of the few women in the history of this show who has not come across as greedy, crazy, of just plain aloof. However, this has been a story that shows perfectly that Walden is a character with heart, even though he often chooses not to use it in the right ways (such as pretending to be a poor guy named Sam out of fear that Kate would judge him for his money).

This story took an interesting turn this week, mostly because Kate got an opportunity to experience what it was like to have money for the first time. Walden convinced Alan to pose as a rich billionaire, that way he could donate Kate the money that she needed to get her fashion career of the ground. Alan was of course as awful as ever in this character, but she got what she wanted at the end of the day: a real chance to actually move forward in her career.

But will she be okay with learning that Alan was really posing as the rich guy for Walden? This issue is starting to overwhelm Ashton Kutcher’s character to the point that it is all that he thinks about, and his fear of losing her is keeping him quiet. The only question more curious that if Walden reveals the secret is what happens to Kate now. The flashforward at the end of the episode showed Walden living at Kate’s house alone and overweight, and this gives us little indication as to whether or not the two are together. It certainly seemed as though Brooke D’Orsay’s character was not back from New York yet, though, and this could mean trouble in paradise despite how in love the two seemed to be at the start of the episode.

Personally, we hope that these two find a way to make it work, and that D’Orsay finds enough time to do both this show moving forward along with “Royal Pains.”

What did you think about this half-hour? If you want to check out some more from this episode, be sure to head over to the link here.

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