The New Adventures of Old Christine

Episode 4.22 : Love: A Cautionary Tale

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

May 20, 2009





Show Period

2006 - 2010

Production Company

Warner Bros. TV

Cast and Crew


Andy Ackerman


Jeff Astrof, Kari Lizer

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • James Lesure
  • Scott Bakula as Jeff 'Papa Jeff' Hunter
  • Constance Zimmer
  • Debra Azar


In this season finale, Christine is in a relatively good place about Richard and New Christine's wedding. At the church, she keeps referring to herself as a cautionary tale, as Matthew expresses his new-found love for New Christine's sister, Amy, and Barb seems to be connecting with another wedding guest. However, when she sees Papa Jeff (New Christine's father), she realizes she still has feelings for him and decides to pursue it, making out with him in the rectory. There's a moment where Christine, Barb and Matthew are over-the-moon with excitement as they realize they're all "in love". Things quickly fall apart as Matthew learns Amy's just interested in a wedding hookup, Barb tells her story to her new beau only to learn he's an INS officer who arrests her and Christine learns that Papa Jeff is engaged. Richard steps in to make sure Christine is okay which makes New Christine extremely angry. As the wedding processional begins, Richard is left at the altar.

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