‘Single Parents’ 2×08 recap: “Every Thursday Should Be Like This”

Did they just confirm Angie is in love with Will?!

Single Parents 2×08 “Every Thursday Should Be Like This” aired November 20, 2019.

We didn’t get any new episode last week, but now the show is back and ready to celebrate Thanksgiving! And obviously, things got a little chaotic on Single Parents 2×08, so let’s see what went down!

The start of a new friendship?

Will and Tracy are about to spend their first holiday as a couple. So, obviously, Will wants it to be perfect. This is why he asks Angie to spend some time with his girlfriend while he’s busy in the kitchen.

If Angie is reluctant at first — she and Tracy never really talked before —, she eventually agrees to help out her friend. Surprisingly, the two women spend an amazing time together, sharing some of their deepest secrets and a bottle of wine. Everything goes well and everyone is happy. Until Tracy shares another of her dark secrets.

She doesn’t like Will’s daughter. Ouch.

Angie doesn’t know what to do with this new piece of information, especially since she swore she wouldn’t tell Will about it. She goes to Poppy for advice, who tells her she shouldn’t meddle in other people’s relationships and that Tracy not liking Sophie isn’t so much of a big deal. After all, Douglas does find Rory annoying, too.

It’s too late, though, because Tracy has already left the house. Angie knows where to find her and takes Will to her, apologizing for making her leave and lying about what Tracy told her. All seems to end well when Will joins Tracy and Angie watches them hug from afar… with a sense of longing?

Douglas the matchmaker

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Will isn’t the only one who shows up to Thanksgiving dinner with his girlfriend. Miggy brings someone too: Mrs Pronstroller, the kids’ teacher. Well, if we can call Miggy’s guest his “girlfriend”.

Whilst the kids aren’t really pleased to spend this day with their teacher, Douglas seems truly happy about this new relationship. Indeed, if Mrs Pronstroller is dating someone, she won’t be annoying him with texts and emails about his role as room parent anymore.

But the thing is, Miggy and Mrs Pronstroller aren’t really dating. They’re just communicating through their phones, liking each other’s posts on social media or texting each other. They never truly met in person before. Welcome to the new age of dating!

Learning that, Douglas makes it his mission to make the two talk to each other. He locks them in his office with some “conversation starters” cards to break the ice. Which works… somehow.

Indeed, Miggy and Mrs Pronstroller do get closer — by sleeping together.

And that’s it. After that, Miggy tells Douglas his romance with the teacher won’t go any further. Douglas manages to convince Miggy he should try and get to know her better, though, which he eventually does by creating his own “conversation starters” cards.

I’m curious to see how things will work out for this new couple, now. They could be pretty cute!

So much to be thankful for

After helping Miggy, Douglas finds Poppy, who spent the entire day (and episode) trying to open a locked door. When asked about it, she tells him she’s afraid Douglas is hiding something else from her. And really, who can blame her?! He did have his share of secrets already.

Thankfully, there’s nothing to hide this time but a completely normal room. It would have been too much otherwise, if Douglas had yet another secret. Poppy’s little scare does lead to one of the cutest scenes between the couple, though, where they talk about their feelings for each other and how they’re thankful for one another. I won’t lie, I was almost expecting them to drop the “I love you” words during that moment.

What I am thankful for, though — or rather, who —, is Tracy Freeze. Which can sound weird, because if you read any of my other recaps of the show, then you know how much I ship Will and Angie together. I still do. And that’s why I’m thankful for Tracy.

Because she basically confirmed what I already knew: Angie has feelings for Will. And she told (well, not directly) Angie about it, which will most definitely force her to think about it. I can’t wait to see where this will take her — and us. There are some good times ahead for sure, with a lot of pining!

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Some more thoughts

  • Angie is single again so I guess it didn’t work out with Xander, after all. I still hope we’ll see more of him in the future.
  • Will grew a beard because he thought Angie found it more attractive. Could they be more obvious?
  • I love Tony. His feud with Will in this episode was very funny.
  • I will admit, I don’t like love triangles… at all. So far though, I really enjoy the way Single Parents handle this storyline between Will, Tracy and Angie. So many feels.
  • These kids are such a mood. I agree, every Thursday should be spent doing nothing. And I totally second their idea of pretending to faint to avoid doing something they have to do.

And you, what did you think of Single Parents 2×08? Hit the comments and let us know! The show goes on another break next week but our favorite group of people will be back on our screens in December!


Adèle Soutrenon

Adele is a college student who’s about to graduate in writing and translation. If she’s not writing about the TV shows she loves, she’s probably daydreaming about the TV shows she would love to write. From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to The Office or The Good Place and Parks and Recreation, you can say she’s a real fan of the "Schuriverse" and sitcoms in general. You can find her on Twitter @adele_sou – with all the TV shows she watches, there’s probably at least one you have in common with her.

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