I was a little worried that we would never see more of the State of Georgia workplace dramedy again. Thank goodness I was wrong. This week Georgia and Jo are back at work helping customers with separate items. Georgia uses sex appeal to help sell a dress (obvs) and Jo, well, Jo tells the customer to go to the department store down the street where they have nice jackets. Their boss comes over and tells them that corporate is coming in this week and they need to ‘Focus’. They assure him that this is no problem which leads me to assume that, of course, there will be a problem. Jo may not be a lesbian after all! There is the caveman like employee named Doug that appears and has to go work in The Cave, a small area for wallets and belts, but not before Jo starts twirling her hair while talking to him.
Georgia walks into their apartment announcing that she has her first acting gig for the 9th best overnight mattress wholesaler in New York while Jo is trying to hack into work’s employee database to find out more about Doug. She Googles (I’m guessing) ‘Bearded Doug’ and is appalled at what she finds. Of course, I did the same and was very disappointed. I mean couldn’t they have come up with a much better search term? I even had my Safe Search off and not one graphic picture! Aunt Honey walks down the stairs and she’s back to wearing her silky pajamas!!! Thank Jesus, you guys. Georgia tells Aunt Honey about Doug and she then tells them about this one time she was with Bruce Jenner. What she said next may have been my first real laugh from this show, like honest laughing at a joke. I never thought that would happen…did you? Aunt Honey says, ”You girls just know him as the weird old lady in the Kardashian house.” I laugh because it’s true. Aunt Honey always one to meddle in Jo’s love life (remember the math student?) says she’ll come down to the store and check out the situation.
The next day back at work, Jo is talking to her boss trying to explain why Georgia (who is at her rehearsal) isn’t actually at work. She doesn’t have to finish because he gets called away, but not before he tells her to light a candle. How convenient Doug appears with a lighter. See more caveman humor. Doug only communicates in grunts apparently and this is supposed to be funny. Georgia returns and tells Jo that right after work they will be filming her commercial. The boss soon returns and tells them that corporate is coming the next day and they will have to stay all night to clean the store. What will Georgia DO? WWGD? The two girls decide to drive customers out of their section all day until closing so they don’t have to clean after work, that is until Aunt Honey arrives. She throws a pile of clothes she doesn’t want on to a table and asks Georgia to put them away. Aunt Honey walks away to pick up her fur coat with Georgia’s boss whom she recognizes from somewhere, but can’t place just yet (another moral I am sure will be coming). Georgia ends up Winona Rydering a customer so she doesn’t have to put them away.
At break time Georgia and Jo rap about getting snacks out of the vending machine, see Doug draw a picture of where kebabs come from, and realize that maybe Doug is in fact a caveman. The end of the work day finally arrives and Georgia tells her boss that their section is clean and she’s gonna get going. He tells her no that they are going to rearrange the store until it wow’s him and the last time he was wowed was when he saw Sex & the City 2. I saw that movie and I can tell you for certain that I was not wowed. He tells her if she leaves she is fired. Georgia tries to make Jo come along, but she says no. Damn, look at Jo standing up for herself. You go, Jo!
In typical Aunt Honey fashion (five episodes allows something to be typical trust me), she gives Georgia a third act lecture revealing some sort of secret that allows Georgia to see the error of her ways. Georgia tells her she quit her job to go to her acting gig and Aunt Honey tells her that she finally remembers where she remembered seeing her boss. Her boss was once an actor and played Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I feel a final act apology and maybe a song?
So I was wrong about the song, but was right about the apology. Georgia apologized to her boss. He told her that she should follow her dreams, is bigger than this job, and will probably be a star just don’t take the last piece of shrimp toast from Sir Andrew Llyod Webber. Georgia and Jo apologized to each other and everything was cool with them. Jo finally asked Doug out for a date and soon realized it was a mistake when he tells her he makes doll furniture. WAIT! Apparently between the commercial breaks there was a song! They must not have had the budget to incorporate it into the actual show. Aunt Honey walks down stairs to where the girls are wearing a USA track jacket. Apparently she is having an affair with Bruce Jenner? I am going to have to check in with Kris and see what’s the deal.
Tonight there is a special 2-hour block of State of Georgia. What this means I don’t know yet. I haven’t heard if the show has been renewed or canceled yet, so it seems a little weird that they are rushing to get all the shows on to air. I will be investigating this further and will let all my Georgia fans know once I do!
I will be here all summer reviewing State of Georgia so please don’t miss an episode (Wednesdays on ABC Family) and we can discuss it over on Twitter where I will be live-tweeting each episode.