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Episode eight: Big Sur and Strawberry Lube
Christy is nervous about going on a romantic weekend getaway with Adam. Meanwhile, Gabriel's wife, Claudia (guest star Courtney Henggeler), suspects he is cheating and seeks comfort from Christy.
In this comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre (Two And A Half Men), Anna Faris stars as Christy, a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when her recovering alcoholic mom, Bonnie, played by Emmy winner Allison Janney, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy's many mistakes.
Bonnie joins Christy's already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss (and lover) Gabriel (series star Nate Corddry); the restaurant's hot-tempered chef, Rudy (series star French Stewart); her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet (series star Sadie Calvano); her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe (series star Blake Garrett Rosenthal); her irresponsible ex and Roscoe's father, Baxter (series star Matt Jones); and Violet's clueless boyfriend, Luke (series star Spencer Daniels). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system and a copious amount of dysfunction.