We open this week’s episode of The Mick with Micky and the gang visiting their parents at the prison. Poodle and BLANK are deciding to get a divorce while behind bars. The reason? It turns out that Christopher isn’t his real father. Chip isn’t really a Pemberton after all, but a Mr. Buckley. This finally explains Chip’s Father’s ominous words to him when he last visited him in prison. Just when the Pemberton’s lives seem to be getting back to normal, they find their worlds rocked by the title of this episode “The Divorce”.
The next day at the new Pemberton mansion, Chip is still feeling pretty bad about the big reveal until Alba discovers that his real dad is rich too. Chip may have lost one father, but not his economic class. Eager to meet his estranged, rich Father, Chip goes to his company and pretends to be an intern. Unfortunately, this is where his plan hits a snag. When he runs into Mr. Buckley around the office, he asks Chip to escort his daughter Kelly to a concert. Though it’s weird for him to take his secret sister out on a date, Chip will do anything to fall into Mr. Buckley’s good graces.
Poodle and Christopher aren’t the only ones with relationship problems. Take Micky’s rocky relationship with Jimmy. They fight constantly, are never affectionate, and it was recently revealed that Mick was the reason Jimmy’s dream baseball career was ended. Their relationship is the very definition of toxic and it’s a wonder that Jimmy has stuck around this long. When Micky brings it up to him they agree that maybe they’ve hit a rut because all of the kids have been getting to them. It may just be time for them to start over with a clean slate and a reboot on the relationship.
When Chip arrives at Mr.Buckley’s, he’s far more excited to hang out with his real dad than his new sister, but he promised Mr. Buckley that he would take her to the concert. Once they get in the car, Kelly already has another plans to sneak off to a boy’s house. With Alba pretending to be their Uber driver, she and Chip try to convince Kelly otherwise, but they end up bringing her to this guy’s house anyway. Fast forward to almost midnight, Chip wants to make sure they get back home in time so he storms in to get Kelly and overhears Jordan asking another girl, Jenna, to come over. Chip calls Jordan out for being a jerk and Kelly thanks Chip for standing up for her. As she leans in for a kiss Chip blurts out that he’s her secret brother. When they drive back to Mr. Buckley’s house he doesn’t believe Chip’s story and kicks him out of the house. It looks like Chip is still dad-less for the time being.
On their second first date, Jimmy and Micky are pretty awkward until they start getting drunk together. Is this a sign that they only like each other when they’re wasted? Sure, it’s easy to have a good time when you’re partying, but sober Micky and Jimmy don’t seem to like each other. This realization hits them pretty hard when they try to hook up in the alley outside of the bar and two passersby misinterpret Jimmy’s affection for assault. It’s another example of how when they’re together, things always end up going the wrong way for Mick and Jimmy. They insist that no one gets them or their relationship, but the truth is as Micky puts it “maybe they just don’t get each other”. It looks like Pamela and Christopher won’t be the only ones separating this season.
Season 2, Episode 9 (S02E09)
The Mick airs Tuesdays at 830PM on Fox
Armani Barron | Contributor