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‘Young & Hungry’ recap: Gabi’s lies catch up to her

Season 1 | Episode 7 | “Young and Secret” | Aired Aug 6, 2014

Last week’s Young & Hungry episode introduced us to Cooper (played by Jesse McCartney), a new love interest for Gabi. In this week’s continuation of that storyline, we see Gabi and Cooper can’t keep their hands off of each other, but also can’t do a good job of hiding that fact from Josh, who has forbidden them from seeing each other while both are employed by him.

It takes about 30 seconds into this week’s episode to realize that Gabi and Cooper are terrible at sneaking around. I mean, that should have been brutally obvious when they go to make out in the laundry room and don’t even shut the door behind them. But they’re just two crazy kids in love, so doors are just nuisances, I suppose. Anyway, Josh does get a little inkling that there probably is something strange going on behind his back, but instead of coming clean to him, Gabi instead makes up a lie that her and Cooper are getting closer because he is actually dating her roommate, Sofia.

So, like any good boss, Josh invites his newest employee and Sofia on a double date with him and Caroline. And this date is painful. For all of Cooper’s nerdy adorableness, one thing he is not good at is lying. I’m no body language expert, but if someone just keeps repeating, “I know this because we’re dating,” I’m going to instantly get red flags in my head that these two people are not actually dating. But Josh, computer genius that he is, obviously isn’t a body language expert either. “I just can’t get over how great you two are together,” he says. Really?

Gabi had already cooked up a scheme (pun intended) to get Sofia to break up with Cooper during the dinner, but the plan doesn’t work out because Sofia wants to remain friends with Caroline. And who wouldn’t? I mean, Lorde is coming to her wedding. Good Lorde, her life is amazing. (Sorry.)

So because of her scheming, Gabi has gotten in a fight with her best friend and may have lost her boyfriend.

Even though Gabi says she’s angry with Sofia because of her unwillingness to go along with her plan, I think much of the anger also stems from jealousy over Sofia’s new friendship with Caroline, Gabi’s enemy No. 1. In Sofia’s defense, for all of Caroline’s terrible qualities, it would be fun to be friends with her for a little while, just to live in her world and see what that is like.  But Gabi is also understandably not a big fan of Caroline, and seeing her best friend spend time with Caroline would definitely be painful.

The worst part of the episode came with the realization that there probably won’t be any more Jesse McCartney for a while. I’m going to miss that nerdy little dreamboat. I hope he returns soon, mostly because he and Gabi did seem to be a good couple. But also because he’s Jesse McCartney.

Young & Hungry airs Wednesdays at 8/7C on ABC Family.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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