Working the Engels

Episode 1.02 : Maid Amends

  • Working the Engels
    • Episode Premiere : July 17, 2014
    • Distributor : NBC
    • Genre : Comedy
    • Seasons : 1
    • Show Period : 2014 - 2014
    • Production Company: Halfire-CORE Entertainment, Shaw Media
    • Official Site :

Cast and Crew

  • Director Keith Samples
  • Screenwriter Katie Ford, Jane Cooper Ford
  • Main Cast
    • Andrea Martin as Girl Next Door,
    • Azura Skye,
    • Benjamin Arthur,
    • Kacey Rohl

  • Additional Cast
    • Wendy Crewson

The Story

Despite her family's lack of qualifications to run a law firm, Jenna remains optimistic about their chances of success - and things look up when their first client, Carmen, walks through the door. She complains that her employer, Mrs. Gernsey, accused her of stealing jewelry and having an affair with her husband, both claims Carmen denies. Jenna and Jimmy take lead on the case and interview Mrs. Gernsey at her home, but her rude demeanor intimidates them. Jimmy pleads with Jenna to let him investigate on his own and eke out a confession - an offer Jenna, against her better judgment, accepts. And sure enough, within seconds of Jenna leaving, Mrs. Gernsey drops her tactic... only instead of confessing to Jimmy, the two end up sleeping together.

When Jimmy admits the professional lapse to Jenna, she flips - she could lose her license over this! Thankfully, Jimmy managed to secure an item from Mrs. Gernsey's house that may help their case - a stuffed bear with a hidden camera inside and footage that exonerates Carmen (but shows her husband in a compromising position). They confront Mrs. Gernsey with the tape, and she agrees to drop the charges. Mrs. Gernsey and Jimmy stare off into each other's eyes...

Meanwhile, Ceil makes an incredible discovery at her post-suicide group therapy session - she could have died jumping off the roof! This revelation leads to a new lease on life, and Ceil describes as much to Sandy, who lands on the perfect opportunity for both of them. As a newly ordained minister, Sandy needs to show potential clients her value, and what better way than leading a funeral for Ceil's "old self"? Ceil loves the idea, and Sandy organizes the entire affair - only she admits to Ceil that the attendees might think she's actually dead. No matter - Ceil's totally committed to the idea, and she sneaks into the casket to help sell her death to the grieving audience. The move works - until Jenna's unrehearsed speech makes Ceil emotional and she emerges from the coffin for a family hug. Afterwards, an excited Sandy fields calls from clients inspired by the service and interested in holding funerals for their "old selves" as well.

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