On this week’s Suburgatory season 2 episode 17, “Eat, Pray, Eat” George forgets a birthday gift given to him by Dallas, who’s so worried that she doesn’t measure up to Tessa’s mom that she goes on an eating binge with Jill. Meanwhile, Tessa feels like she’s getting old; and Noah learns a secret about his psychiatrist.
Suburgatory is based on single father George, who only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the ‘burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they’ve ever been. Tessa (Jane Levy) and George (Jeremy Sisto) have been on their own ever since Tessa’s mom pulled a “Kramer vs. Kramer” before she was even potty trained. So far, George has done a pretty good job of raising Tessa without a maternal figure in their lives, but suddenly he’s feeling a little out of his league. So it’s goodbye New York City and hello suburbs.
At first Tessa is horrified by the big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and their sugar-free Red Bull-chugging kids. But little by little she and her dad begin finding a way to survive on the clean streets of the ‘burbs. Sure, the neighbors might smother you with love while their kids stare daggers at your back, but underneath all that plastic and caffeine, they’re really not half bad. And they do make a tasty pot roast.
Suburgatory season 2, episode 16, “Eat, Pray, Eat,” airs Wednesday March 20 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Spoiler pictures below: