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Season 1 | Episode 9 | “Follow Through” | Aired Dec 2, 2014

Only four more episodes of Selfie remain. If you’ve been waiting for the Henry-Eliza shipping to start up again, this episode did not disappoint.

Eliza walks in on Henry trying to figure out how to improve their diaper-cream sales. She suggests that the company should sell it as an eye cream and demonstrates the results. Henry is impressed with her idea (though not with the name of Butt Eyes), saying that they can market toward new moms. He insists that she pitch it to Saperstein immediately.

Downstairs, Henry bumps into two of Bryn’s friends who are supplying the coffee shop with sandwiches. After some witty banter, he and Wren (Colleen Smith) discuss Little Women (Henry took a women’s studies class in college) and their views on whether Jo and Laurie should have ended up together.

Back up in the office, Henry finds out Eliza got distracted and tells her that she needs to follow through. Saperstein is very pleased even though legally they can’t sell their product for something other than its intended use. Eliza tells him that she can use her social media connections to get the word out. This causes an impromptu riffing sesh with Saperstein on bass, Henry on drums, and Eliza reluctantly joining in on french horn.

Eliza brings home work for the first time as she and Freddy sit around in bed together. After getting frustrated with online interaction (“Why do people favorite when they can retweet?!”), Freddy asks her if she wants to meet his parents that weekend for dinner. Eliza agrees, but before they can do their nightly ritual, she finds that he has fallen asleep. As this is the first time this has ever happened, she realizes that their relationship is maturing.

Check out Freddy’s jealous tweet:

Freddy Jealous of Henry

Henry arrives at work the next day to find a muffin along with Wren waiting for him in his office. She starts coming on to him but he quickly deflects her advances in a very Henry-like way: “I must respectfully express that I am not interested in forging a romantic convergence with you.” Then he tells her he doesn’t like muffins either. Way to shoot a girl when she’s already down.

Unfortunately, this diss has a bigger impact than Henry expected. During a lunch with Saperstein, they find out that the sandwiches have changed for the worse because Wren is angry at Henry. After being told that he must fix this, he goes to Bryn and asks for help. But again in typical Henry fashion, he offers money and asks for the recipe, which she angrily shoots down. He tells her that he was just being honest to Wren about his feelings—to which she says it’s more about HOW he said it.

Eliza is really focused on this project and finds herself working late at night. Henry is surprised to see her dedicated to her work. She tells him that she’s going to meet Freddy’s parents that night, but if she should focus on work instead she’ll cancel. He tells her that following through on personal stuff is just as important. She asks about Julia, and he tells her that she’s a workaholic just like he is. This is what makes them perfect for each other—and seldom together.

Henry’s advice for Eliza for the night is to stay off the phone—she is the only thing that should be glowing at the table. Worried that her clothing isn’t right for the night, he offers her his coat, which she somehow makes into a work of fashion. Henry is impressed yet again with Eliza. You’re on a roll, girl!

Once she gets to the restaurant and meets his parents, Eliza soon realizes that she and Freddy are not compatible at all. Even their couple name of Fryza doesn’t seem to fit. A conversation with the waiter about salmon makes her realize that even though something may be a good thing, it doesn’t mean that she should be forced into having it. She breaks up with Freddy.

Henry shows up at Bryn’s to apologize to Wren. He starts off awkwardly (“Laurie is no way attracted to Jo”) but then makes up by saying that he didn’t mean to hurt her feelings. She accepts his apology. At the elevator, he runs into Eliza, who’s just had the revelation that the only person she can be real with is Henry.

She offers to give him back his jacket. Tonight. And then she strips. Henry is speechless (the looks on John Cho’s face is priceless). Eliza invites him not to leave but he stammers that he needs to feed his cat—or rather, he needs to buy a cat so he can feed it generously—as he frantically pushes buttons so the elevator will close. Eliza walks back to her door with a smile because she’s going to follow Henry’s advice on following through: they are going to be together.

Well, since the show is going to be over soon, let’s make this Heliza (I guess that would be their couple name?) thing happen!

Watch Selfie on Hulu.

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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