She helps establish Jess as a likable new addition to the mix and someone who's more than just a throwaway love interest. You actually say what's on your mind. Chris: I got a limb fo' ma. I love a good Brian focused story, but there needs to be a balance of humour. Brian introduces her to the family over dinner and their humor irritates him until they leave.
Olympic team as a biathlete and prepares for the Winter Games. But Brian also tends to be the most obnoxious of Family Guy's main cast. Chris: Sir, I will tell you a great Tom Hanks movie. Meaning, Brian may be going into season 17 married to his new partner, Jess. That's the guy who peed in his empty soda cup! Lou: That's my thing I say, remember? No sooner are Brian and Jess married than they learn that Jess is no longer dying and Brian is faced with the prospect of spending a lifetime with a woman whom he barely knows. That would be a perfectly good plot catalyst if the writers didn't pull a complete 180 with the characterization of both Brian and Jess. It's difficult to understand why this episode needed to make such a hard, abrupt transition.
On top of that, returns to the spotlight again. Just as they complete their marriage vows, Jess' doctor arrives and reveals that her cancer is cured. And as for Jess, she immediately morphs from tragic but likable love interest to gross, off-putting slob. I was going to help you move in, but you don't really own anything, do you? I am not a big fan of when this show aims more at being a sitcom than being an animated comedy. Stewie: So, Bri, this is once again your Hell hole. Once her hair begins to regrow it's revealed that she's actually a brunette. Helen: You have a blessed day.
Again, nothing about the second half of the episode makes it clear why there even needs to be a second part. In all honesty, this was not the way that I hoped the season would kick-off. Why not continue exploring the course of this relationship on a more logical path? His bitterness is precisely what he needs to attract a young woman who has been diagnosed with cancer. He is forced to drive around in a provided by the body shop owner with certain parts of this subplot narrated by and starts to grow into it. After she recovered, he couldn't divorce her without risking earning everyone's ire. By the end, it's hard to see the need for a second episode dedicated to this already broken marriage. Things go south when Peter finds Donald sexually harassing Meg as she earlier claimed, following her encounter with.
But no sooner did Brian and Jess get married than the series reverted to its usual, cynical self. Before this, their relationship was nothing but having random sex around town. I thought it was a squirrel. Their talking dog Brian keeps baby Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting through his own life issues. It's just frustrating to see the premiere start out so strong and then turn sour so suddenly. To his and the gang's surprise, Quagmire makes a serious effort to embrace parenting Courtney, joining Peter and Meg on an ill-fated father-daughter camping trip.
It's like a switch is flipped and Brian goes right back to being the self-absorbed jerk he's generally written as. However, his luck changes when the bosses decide to make Peter the new face of Pawtucket Patriot Beer. He almost strikes out, but finds Jess, another woman with similar tastes and they hit it off even after she reveals that she has cancer. Meanwhile, Chris and Stewie take up after attending a party. After they have great sex together, he agrees to help her work on her bucket list and they become closer. While The Simpsons enters its third decade, nobody would have guessed that both of these shows would continue to be going as strong as they are.
Catch Me If You Can, sir. Quagmire puts aside their feud to throw him a bachelor party and Brian finds that as a guy seen as attractive for helping a terminally ill woman that his stock has gone up with women. We don't even see a great deal of the rest of the Griffin family this week, outside of the entertaining dinner sequence. Dogs really do have the ability to identify people with cancer by their scent. But to their credit, the writers start off this new romance on the right footing. There are still plenty of episodes this year, and I hope that many of them will be pleasantly surprising, but this was not the best way to start the year off. However, immediately after their wedding, Jess's cancer goes into remission and he is forced to continue his relationship with her even though he finds her annoying and disgusting and she lets her figure go.
Hartman got fired, when Peter claimed that he raped him, when giving him a prostate exam. Suffice it to say, this episode burns through its allotment of fart humor really quickly. Whatever else might have motivated Brian to marry Jess, at least that relationship feels more genuine than most of his past romances. When a show has been on the air as long as Family Guy, any attempt to shake up the usual formula is generally a risk worth taking. Quagmire: Listen, I wanna throw you the wildest bachelor party of all time. If they allowed more room for a side story involving Stewie or Peter they could have added more of the obscene randomness that we hope to see when we watch Family Guy. Though, you never know with Family Guy, this could be the new norm going forward, or they could make this a two-part saga that ends with Brian sad and lonely once again.