"Louie" returns for a third season: "Something is Wrong"
The episode, titled "Something is Wrong," had a simple description on the FX site: "Louie has a challenging day."
It turned out to be true.Read more: Comic Louis C.K. sells $4.5M in tickets
As always, the episode kicked off with Louie performing a racy bit at The Comedy Cellar. Then Louie tries to navigate parking signs in New York City. If you have ever lived in Manhattan, then you know how challenging this can be.
Then we meet Louie's new gal pal, April (Gay Hoffman), for the first time. They've apparently been dating for six months, but we soon learn that Louie may want to break things off.
Fast forward: Louie's car gets demolished, so he picks up a motorcycle to cruise around Manhattan. He ends up getting into an accident and finds himself in the ER.
While at the hospital, he calls his ex-wife, Janet, to let her know he won't be picking up their daughters. It's the first time we get to meet her. The actress playing his ex is African-American, which likely came as a surprise to many viewers, considering the couple's daughters are fair-skinned with blonde hair.
Jimmy Fallon recently asked C.K. why he cast African-American actress Susan Kelechi Watson in the role. "If the character works for the show, I don't care about the racial," C.K. said.
"I think when people probably first see her, their brains do a little bit of DNA math and go, 'I'm not sure I get how that would happen,'" C.K. said, according to Hollywood.com. "I think with my show most people just go, 'Oh, alright, just go ahead' and then they watch the scene. I like what that character brings out in the story and in [my character] and to me that trumped whatever logistical notion."
Thursday's episode wrapped with Louie returning home. April comes by to take care of him, and he asks her to stay.
Next week, Louie "has dinner at a friend's house," according to FX's episode description. We'll have to wait to see what hilarity ensues.
"Louie" airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET on FX
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