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Happy Endings

Episode 1.01 : Pilot

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

April 13, 2011

Distributor

ABC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2011 - 2013

Production Company

Sony Pictures Television, FanFare Productions

Cast and Crew


Director

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Screenwriter

David Caspe

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Mikaela Hoover
  • Ryan Sypek
  • Travis Van Winkle

Synopsis


If any person can show just cause as to why Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) should not marry Dave (Zachary Knighton), let him rollerblade in now, skate away with the bride and leave the groom in shattered pieces. So much for happy endings, right? Actually, this is a brand-new beginning for six super-close friends.

In addition to Dave and Alex, we have our favorite runaway bride's Type-A sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe). She's married to businessman Brad (Daymon Wayons Jr.). These two are on a pre-pregnancy cleanse to prep for family life. Max (Adam Pally) is their chubby, gay friend. Okay, he's not really chubby. That's just a dig Brad throws out there at the wedding that never was. Finally, there's the perennially single Penny (Casey Wilson).

As we mentioned, Alex bailed on her wedding. She reportedly went on the honeymoon with rollerblade guy. As for Dave, he's been curled up in the fetal position on the couch for about a week. His diet has included gin smoothies and most of the world's largest chocolate bride. Mmm.

Dave's friends convince him to get back in the dating game. He brings home, Jackie, a young hottie he meets at a bar. She's at his place when Alex returns from their honeymoon. Turns out rollerblade guy didn't actually go with her. Alex says, "I didn't run away with him. I just ran away."

With Alex back in town, Dave moves in with Max. Later, the gang gets together for Penny's 30th birthday dinner. That means the "whole" gang, not to mention a few special guests. Dave brings Jackie, and Penny introduces everyone to her date, Todd. Max thinks the guy is gay. That's fine because Todd thinks Penny is 26 and Jewish, as that's a requirement for meeting men on J-Date.

Things go south fast. Alex takes jabs at jailbait Jackie and Dave releases some pent-up jilted groom anger. Brad calms everyone down. He offers Alex a sip of his wife's water. Too bad it's straight vodka. Jane isn't cleansing. She only wanted to start a family life in the suburbs when she though Alex and Dave were coming along for the ride. Moments later, Penny smashes her cake to pieces with the big 3-0 candles that came atop the icing. Happy birthday!

Dave and Alex have a long talk about all the things that led to their breakup. They don't have all issues resolved, but there's enough civility to avoid any need for their friends to choose between them. In other words, they can all still hang out. Will this story have a happy ending? Who knows? Like we said, this is just the beginning!

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