Ken and E’Shel recorded this episode at midnight in a hotel room, screaming into E’Shel’s phone while drinking filthy martinis.  All of that is true!  Also true is our mad love and respect for all things Season 3.  We relive some of the major highs and emotional lows from this season and take a second look at a few storylines.  There’s so much more that we could’ve said but… midnight.  And martinis.

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.

For better or worse, Brian ‘Benedict Arnold’ Kinney is doing wonders for Stockwell’s image and campaign.  Things are taking off for Ethan, while Justin ‘Miniver’ Taylor is being left behind.  Two officers show up for Ted, and NOT in the good way.  Ben is just about off the deep end and Michael is getting worried.  Finally!!!

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.

Season Two has been a wild ride and we expected nothing less from this finale!  Ben is considering a long stint in Tibet.  Ted thinks he’s found his new love, and our favorite meddling mamas encourage him to shoot his shot.  Michael and Justin prep for the release of RAGE, but the blurred lines between their personal and professional lives are causing some issues.  (Ken and E’Shel are wearing matching SNITCHES GET STITCHES shirts).  Brian and Justin face an emotional reckoning, and someone should go check on E’Shel because she’s probably still not okay.  We had a LOT to say about this episode, but stick with us ’til the end!  PLEASE!!

It’s the penultimate episode of Season 2 and things are brewing!  Too much of a good thing has turned out to be a very bad thing for Poor Ted.  Debbie and Carl’s date leads to a bowling match between her crew and his.  Melanie and Lindsay finally have to address the Leda of it all!  Michael witnesses some VERY PUBLIC PDA between Justin and Ethan, and Brian is starting to get the picture.  Michael, Ken and E’Shel need to have a word with you after class!