E’Shel is joined by fellow Britin shipper and Brian Kinney apologist, Erin, from It’s a Fandom Thing.  In this episode, E’Shel and Erin revisit and deep dive into some of the major moments from Season 2.  Emphasis is on Brian, but expect to hear some thoughts about all of the gang and lots of praise for Gale Harold’s talent.  Side note, E’Shel is boycotting the Emmy Awards until they do right by Gale.  Actually, make that all of the actors and actresses on this show.  Find Erin by searching for It’s A Fandom Thing on your favorite podcast streaming platform!

 

Brian and Justin have reunited and it feels oh so good!!!! A landmark case has Melanie backstroking her way out of a few commitments she made to Lindsay and their family.  Stockwell’s minions have infiltrated The Avenue and Woody’s is the next target.  Debbie holds a possibly clueless detective at fault.  More importantly, Ted has Ken and E’Shel very worried!  Also, E’Shel asks Ken something The Diners have been begging to know!!!

3×08 is here!!! This episode sets so many things in motion!  Lindsay is starting her new job at an art gallery and she calls on Emmett for a last minute assist.  Melanie and Ted each try on supporting roles, but only one of them is comfortable with the fit.  Ben and Michael’s neighborhood gets some new additions and there’s one in particular that Ben can’t shake.  Justin gets an internship at Brian’s agency and THINGS HAPPEN PEOPLE!!!!!!  So many things that we couldn’t even fit them all here.  Blame it on our happy tears and our inner twelve year olds.  

Fair warning, we get super loud on this one.  But it’s not our fault!  Things are tense!! Melanie and Lindsay get some good news about a certain bun in a certain oven.  Ted is out on bail and in need of a favor from an initially unwilling friend.  Brian is getting in deeper with Stockwell’s camp, and E’Shel can’t deny it’s becoming an issue. Ethan is back from Harrisburg and he brought something or SOMEONE with him!! We might have some strong feelings about that.

Debbie, Vic, and Jennifer are drumming up voters for an upcoming election.  Jennifer doesn’t get much traction on that front, but she does get two new clients in Ted and Emmett! Ian/Ethan has a chance at a big break that he will have to accept from the closet.  We get Messy Brian and Methodical Brian in this episode! We LIVE for it!  We added some extras to the end of this one.  Hope you enjoy them!

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Ted and Emmett are moving in together!  Brian gives it twenty-four hours.  Melanie and Lindsay pick the winner of the Sperm Donor Pageant!!  Ben is acting super shady and we find out why.  Brian’s nephew makes a very serious allegation against him, and it’s Justin Taylor to the rescue!!  E’Shel has to say three nice things about Michael on the next episode, and Ken has to buy a new TV.  Also, there is a discussion about a certain bracelet coming up soon.

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains mentions of sexual assault.   The commentary and opinions we share are SPECIFIC to the events in THIS episode.  Please take care of yourself.

Debbie and Carl are taking the next step in their relationship.  Emmett and Ted are offering lessons sure to send Young Deborah to the head of the class.  Melanie and Lindsay are moving forward with Baby No. 2, but the daddy dilemma remains unsettled.  Brian enlists Justin’s help on a campaign for the GLC’s Carnival, and Ethan does a bit of claim-staking.  Ken and E’Shel are still unsure about how they want to interpret a few things.  That means we shall be seeing you again, 3×03!

Lots of deals to be made, kept, or broken in the episode.  Emmett invokes the Grandfather Clause to keep a deal he made with a very friendly flight attendant.  Melanie and Lindsay agree to have another baby, but… do they tho????  And more importantly, SHOULD they??? Ben reconsiders his living arrangement with Michael, after Michael’s (and Brian’s) antics start stealing his Zen.  Help comes to Justin from an unexpected source when he needs help paying his tuition.  Finally, can someone go check on Brian? We are worried!

We have arrived at Season Three and this opening episode does not disappoint.  The Season Two finale closed one door, and opened a few more.  Ted and Emmett work out the kinks in their budding relationship.  Circumstances prompt Michael and Ben to take the next step in their relationship.  Justin wakes up in Ethan’s bed, and Brian feels his absence from the loft more than Ken expected.  This episode also brings us Mad Dog Kinney and the right-hook felt ’round the Avenue.  Fair warning, we are not happy with Michael in this episode.

Before we jump into Season 3, we are taking some time to check our mail.  In this episode, we’re answering your questions and arguing over Brokeback Mountain.  We also talk about some of our firsts, intrusive small-town thinking, and share our individual quirks.  Listen if you dare to hear more than you ever cared to know about Ken and E’Shel.