Posted on December 23, 2009 - by MG
For fellow Curb Your Enthusiasm fans in the UK. Did your Skyplus fail to record the last few minutes? I happened to be watching it live and noticed that it wasn’t recording any longer.
Here’s what happened.
Larry walks off the set of the Seinfeld reunion show because he’s so appalled to see Cheryl flirting with Jason Alexander. Standing in the parking lot next to a car with tinted windows, he speaks to Jeff on his mobile and points out that since he only agreed to do the reunion as a ploy to get Cheryl back, why should he stay?
He storms off…while the camera lingers on the car. Could it be that a certain someone overheard LD’s admission?
Back in his apartment, Larry is watching the show premiere on TV. We see the final version of several scenes we saw rehearsed…scenes without Amanda, the character played by Cheryl. Larry watches, bemused. Then there’s a knock at the door. It’s Cheryl, carrying two coffees from Mocha Joe’s. Larry is delighted to see her and invites her in to watch the show, which he’s paused live.
As they both watch, Amanda appears on screen. But it’s not Cheryl playing her! Amazed, Larry listens as Cheryl admits that she resigned from the show when he left. It just wasn’t the same. Full of barely credulous hope, Larry watches the rest of the show with Cheryl. They’ve gone with the original ending in which George and Amanda get back together at the end.
Cheryl tells him it was the right ending. “They belong together,” she murmurs to Larry. He leans in and asks, “Do they?” Cheryl nods and they kiss.
He’s finally kissing Cheryl, but opens his eyes to peer at a new coffee ring on the wooden coffee table. He stops the smooching to point it out. Cheryl admits, sheepishly, that she can be careless with coffee cups. Larry mentions the coffee ring at Julia’s and Cheryl confesses that she might be responsible. She seems to want to get back to the kissing and touching reunion they’d just initiated.
Yet, Larry won’t let it lie. He agrees with Cheryl’s assertion that it ‘really doesn’t matter’ but then adds ominously, “Having said that…could you call Julia and tell her that it was you who damaged her table?”
Cheryl does that perfect expression of bemused, long-suffering irritation that ten years of marriage to Larry has helped her to perfect. “I’m not going to do that,” she says. Larry balks at her reaction.
And that’s that. They’re already back to squabbling, at least Larry is already back to his fussy, rude and intransigent self.
Because with or without Cheryl at his side, that’s who he is.