Two and a Half Men: Season 3 (2005 - 2006)

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Air date: Sep 19, 2005

Charlie Harper (series star CHARLIE SHEEN) is a well-to-do bachelor with a house at the beach, a Mercedes in the garage and an easy way with women. His casual Malibu lifestyle was interrupted when his tightly wound brother, Alan (series star JON CRYER), and Alan's young son, Jake (series star ANGUS T. JONES), came to stay with him a couple of years ago. Complicating matters further are Charlie and Alan's narcissistic, emotionally toxic mother, Evelyn (series star HOLLAND TAYLOR), Alan's deeply neurotic ex-wife, Judith (series star MARIN HINKLE), Charlie's domineering, unapologetically blue-collar housekeeper, Berta (series star CONCHATA FERRELL--not appearing in this episode), and Rose (series star MELANIE LYNSKEY--not appearing in this episode), a brilliantly manipulative and vaguely crazy neighbor who had a brief fling with Charlie, remains obsessed with him and is determined to stay in his life by whatever means necessary. Despite the complexities of their lives and their own strained relationship, Charlie and Alan have one thing in common: They both love Jake and want what's best for him. As a result, they manage to create a little family unit that promises to make each one of them a better man. After Alan falls off the roof trying to fix the satellite dish, Charlie volunteers to take care of Jake for the weekend. While Charlie initially looks forward to watching his nephew, he quickly realizes that Jake's idea of fun--going out for fast food and renting video games--doesn't quite coincide with his own. Alan finally convinces Charlie that the situation will be more peaceful if Charlie simply agrees to Jake's demands. A power struggle ensues, with Jake initially winning--until he sabotages a potential date for Charlie. Meanwhile, Evelyn insists on arranging a blind date for Alan.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2005

When Jake's school principal demands to meet immediately with Alan concerning a picture Jake drew of a large-breasted schoolmate, Alan leaves a phone message asking Charlie to help, but Charlie doesn't respond. After Alan accuses him of not being there for him, Charlie agrees to answer phones at Alan's chiropractic office, where Charlie proceeds to hire a masseuse to help out with the practice. Meanwhile, before the principal determines Jake's fate, she makes Alan meet the classmate's mother--whom Alan tries hard not to offend.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2005

Charlie is dismayed to learn that Alan's recent dating spree has been with Alan's ex-wife, Judith. Charlie fears he will rarely get to see Jake if Alan and Judith reconcile. So Charlie does everything in his power--including trying to distract Alan with beautiful women (Former Playboy Playmates SANDY and MANDY BENTLEY)--to keep the two apart. As it turns out, Charlie underestimates his brother's ability to screw things up on his own.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2005

Alan infuriates Charlie when he gives Berta permission to move into the beach house for a couple of days. Charlie reprimands Alan and informs him that he's just a houseguest and doesn't have the right to allow Berta to stay with them. Hurt by Charlie's reaction, Alan decides that he and Jake need to move into their own place. But after he returns from apartment hunting with their mother, Alan begs Charlie to let him and Jake remain. Neither man realizes that Berta goaded the brothers into the argument so she could permanently move in with Charlie.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2005

After a woman Charlie has been having sex with professes her love for him, he responds inappropriately and suffers from impotence. Later, Rose explains that Charlie's inability to have a long-lasting relationship is due to unresolved issues with his mother. Meanwhile, much to Alan's chagrin, Jake approaches Charlie for relationship advice regarding a girl at school who likes him.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2005

Charlie is thrilled that he's dating Isabella (JODI LYN O'KEEFE - Nash Bridges), a wild, sexually uninhibited woman--until Alan points out that she's a spooky Satan worshiper. Charlie is unfazed by Alan's warnings until Isabella threatens to put a curse on his manhood.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2005

Charlie finds himself in a compromising position after getting drunk and spending the evening with his stalker, Rose, celebrating her birthday. He ends up being confronted by her father, Harvey (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner MARTIN SHEEN - The West Wing), who demands to know Charlie's intentions towards Rose.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2005

After Charlie's romantic overtures towards Mia (recurring guest star EMMANUEL VAUGIER - Smallville, One Tree Hill, Saw II), an attractive ballet teacher, are rejected, Charlie tries to prove to Alan that he can persuade Mia to go on a date with him. Charlie cons Jake into taking her ballet class so Charlie can get close to her, but his plan is derailed when Jake becomes infatuated with her.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2005

A wealthy, elderly woman named Norma (Academy Award and multiple Emmy Award winner CLORIS LEACHMAN - Malcolm in the Middle, Spanglish) is romantically interested in Alan.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2005

Alan organizes a family dinner to celebrate the publication of a newspaper article that describes him as a good doctor, good neighbor and a good guy, but he's crushed when his mother, Evelyn, isn't impressed. After getting drunk, Alan experiences a life-changing epiphany and vows to a skeptical Charlie that he is no longer going to grovel for validation from his mother and the other women in his life.

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Will Charlie take a spin on the marriage-go-round? The boys (all two and a half men's worth) are back for a snappy, smart season of TV's #1 comedy hit.

Critic Reviews for Two and a Half Men Season 3

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (0)

Now in its third season, Two and a Half Men is an unambitiously slump-shouldered show that nonetheless is so well put together it can tower above a frisky little sea monkey of a sitcom like Arrested Development.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's certainly got some sitcom pedigree behind it. Also, the cast is on the whole very strong and it's far from being just the Charlie Sheen show.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Two and a Half Men: Season 3

  • Sep 08, 2019
    Remaining hilarious, the third season of Two and a Half Men further develops its core cast in unexpected ways and introduces some of the best recurring characters in the series.
  • Apr 26, 2019
    (all seasons) You can tell by watching Season 1 why this was a hit: a catchy premise, great cast and snappy dialogue contributing to a very enjoyable laugh-fest characterized by remarkable consistency. Even more remarkably, the above goes on for a whopping 8 seasons. Yet, things take an unfortunate turn for the worse after that, ranging - occasional refreshing glimpses aside - from the average yet watchable to the completely formulaic and below-par, and culminating with the ill-advised "meta" finale. Winning?
  • Dec 10, 2013
    The seasons improve. S3 of Two and a Half Men once again improves the comedy, situations and the performances.

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