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2 Broke Girls - And the High Hook-Up - Review: "Going One Direction... Down There!"

4.17 - "And the High Hook-Up"
Directed by Fred Savage
Written by Michelle Nader and Liz Astrof
Reviewed by Gavin Hetherington

Season Guide

Click on an episode title to be taken to my review of the episode.

4.01 - "And the Reality Problem" (October 27, 2014)
4.02 - "And the DJ Face" (November 3, 2014)
4.03 - "And the Childhood Not Included" (November 10, 2014)
4.04 - "And the Old Bike Yarn" (November 17, 2014)
4.05 - "And the Brand Job" (November 24, 2014)
4.06 - "And the Model Apartment" (December 8, 2014)
4.07 - "And the Loan for Christmas" (December 15, 2014)
4.08 - "And the Fun Factory" (January 5, 2015)
4.09 - "And the Past and the Furious" (January 19, 2015)
4.10 - "And the Move-In Meltdown" (February 2, 2015)
4.11 - "And the Crime Ring" (February 9, 2015)
4.12 - "And the Knock-Off Knockout" (February 16, 2015)
4.13 - "And the Great Unwashed" (February 23, 2015)
4.14 - "And the Cupcake Captives" (March 9, 2015)
4.15 - "And the Fat Cat" (March 23, 2015)
4.16 - "And the Zero Tolerance" (March 30, 2015)
4.17 - "And the High Hook-Up" (April 13, 2015)
4.18 - "And the Taste Test" (April 20, 2015)
4.19 - "And the Look of the Irish" (April 27, 2015)
4.20 - "And the Minor Problem" (May 4, 2015)
4.21 - "And the Grate Expectations" (May 11, 2015)
4.22 - "And the Disappointing Unit" (May 18, 2015)

'And the High Hook-Up' Recap and Commentary

At the diner, Caroline is upset at the poor tips they have been getting. When Oleg goes to the bathroom to... take care of business... a fire springs up in the kitchen that Max, Caroline and Earl seem to ignore in the hopes of a way out of their jobs. Han, after smelling the fire, goes to deal with it himself. At the High, Caroline and Max are at their other jobs. They notice Han lurking outside spying on them, something the girls have noticed for a few days now. Joedth calls Caroline over to meet the new waiter, Nashit, who is both Indian and Irish. And can I just say he is gorgeous! Wonderfully played by Austin Falk and he is gorgeous! Joedth apparently found him on the street next to a dirty chair and I bloody wish I could find hot men that way too but the only men I'd find around dirty chairs in my area are druggies and little rascals. Max is very taken with him and flirts in her usual way while Caroline tries to keep professional.

Let's just say Nashit is shit and isn't doing a very good job as a waiter as he gives orders to wrong customers and forgets to get customers their water - not that they mind though because he's hot. Max continues to flirt and he sort of reciprocates by telling her she's beautiful. Joedth tells Caroline to forbid Max and Nashit from hooking up as there are no hook-ups at the High and asks Caroline to deal with her girlfriend if she shows up - giving her a lot of money to do so. Caroline tells Max that she can't hook-up with Nashit... but will she listen? Joedth's girlfriend, Ally manages to get in and Caroline convinces Little John to throw her out.

Max and Caroline arrive at their jobs at the Diner where Han asks them where they had been that day. Max and Caroline knew what he was doing outside the High though he tries to deny it. Nashit walks in asking for Max, which Earl hilariously asks "is it too late to be gay?" Caroline still tries to talk Max out of doing it with Nashit as Sophie walks in and sees Nashit in her booth. She is taken back by his accent. When Max and Caroline come back, they find out Nashit just came to America two days before and has no place to live. Sophie still can't work out what he's saying which is pretty hilarious when she's just like "whaat?" out of nowhere.

At the apartment, Caroline is setting up the couch for Nashit. She still cockblocks Max when he comes out the bathroom half-naked and when it comes to bedtime. While everyone is in bed, Joedth knocks on the door. Max tries to scare her away by barking but Sophie comes along and offers to open the door for her and has to rummage in her bag. Max and Nashit hide in her room as Sophie lets her in and mistakes Caroline for now being a lesbian. Joedth thinks Ally is sleeping with Caroline as she tracked her phone but Caroline shows her Ally left her phone at the High but she took it. Max and Nashit giggle from the bedroom which Joedth hears and goes to check it out. She sees Max and tells her that she has to stop it with Nashit or Caroline, her new manager, will have to kick him to the curb. She also gives Caroline another hundred dollars out of pity of where she lives.

Caroline returns to the Diner where Max is already working worried she is mad with her. Caroline gives Max the candy she likes and tells Caroline she has got Nashit another job. At that moment, Nashit comes out the kitchen with glasses which surprises Caroline. She asks Han how he could hire someone Max suggests but Han says he's a man who actually works unlike Max and Caroline. Nashit says it's a job he actually can do as he was the least attractive in his family (his family must be cut from the cloth of Gods) and had to wash dishes. Max tells Caroline she can finally do it with Nashit as there are definitely hook-ups at the diner. Caroline isn't too bothered though as she's just happy she's getting money.

Cupcake Total: $286.00 (up from -$14.00)

Funniest Quotes

Oleg: Girls, I need you to do something for me.
Max: You know the rule. Nothing for you, on you, near you or in us.

Earl: Lord Jesus there's a fire! Are you two gonna do anything about that, cause I'm not!

Han: Caroline, do something!
Caroline: On it! Chocolate?

Max: Either he put the fire out or that little robot just had an orgasm.

Max: It's like Where's Waldo when you don't want to find Waldo.

Joedth: Honey, I'll download an audio book if I want to hear a story.

Joedth: Are you high? 'Cause that was a lot of talking!
Max: (referring to Nashit) Who is this and where can I get one?

Nashit: It's lovely to meet ya.
Max: Can you say magically delicious?

Joedth: I really want Nashit to work out. I like it when good-looking people succeed.
Caroline: Well I guess that's good news for me.
Joedth: Is it?

Joedth: If I did men, he would have been done by now.

Max: Fine, you make him a waiter, and I'll just make him later.

Woman: And what's an hour when we have our whole lives ahead of us?

Max: Well desperate times call for us making out.

Nashit: I have a question for ya. Your skin is so creamy and white. You must have a little Irish in you.
Max: I've had a lot of little Irishes in me.

Caroline: Get out there and fork those women.
Max: Be easy on him! I don't want him to be all forked out before he gets to me.

Joedth: We're in a fight! She got drunk, stole my black card and bought ninety people soup at Barney Green Grass. And the soup isn't even good there.

Caroline: We can't lose these jobs. I had two-hundred dollar bills and I'm this close to pulling the trigger on an Amazon Prime account.
Max: Amazon Prime? You've been driven mad with power.

Caroline: How did she get in here?
Max: Probably floated in on a cloud of valium.

Little John: I went to pastry school. I'm not Shrek!
Caroline: Of course not, you're much more Fiona.
Little John: Girl that's good. I was gonna say the donkey cause I have a fine ass.

Max: Earl, we're late again, did you keep us alive?
Earl: Max, I can barely keep myself alive! This morning I had to jump-start my heart by putting my finger in the socket Tom and Jerry style.

Max: Han, you may not be Japanese but in the future you're definitely going to be poked-by-a-mon.

Earl: Why hello. Is it too late to be gay?

Caroline: Max, you can't be into him. He looks like he's in a boyband.
Max: Yeah and he's going one direction... down there!

Sophie: Hi everybody! I just got hit by a cab and boy am I in the mood for crab legs!
Oleg: The thing about you baby? You bounce back from a good pounding.

Caroline: Max you are not doing it!
Max: Are
Caroline: Not
Max: Are
Caroline: Not
Max: Not
Caroline: Please I went to Warton.

Sophie: What? Is he singing?

Caroline: This is impossible! I feel like I'm putting an Oscar dress on Precious!

Caroline: Max, stop banging, I'm not letting you out while you're still in heat!

Sophie: I got my lip balm. My Holy Bible. I got... oh, the DirectTV remote.
Joedth: My God, I'm losing estrogen.

Sophie: The shorter hair makes sense now.

Episode Verdict

Good news everybody! No more breaks now, riding it high until the season finale. Five straight episodes now. Woo-hoo! But then I guess it's over for another four months so I think I just depressed myself after getting so happy that there's no breaks. Damn.

I am so glad that the storyline of getting new jobs at the High is being carried over and it wasn't just the episode-of-the-week random happening. AND that we get to see more of Little John and he seems to be a sort of recurring guest character now. I like to have familiarity with my shows, including comedies, and 2 Broke Girls has been missing that stability for a little while now with no back-up cast. Friends had recurring treasures such as Janice Litman and Gunther so it feels like a step in the right direction that we have some background regularity with the cast.

I love that we have Joedth among the cast now too. She's so wonderfully blunt which makes her hilarious and I can see her being a really good highlight if the show continues to incorporate her in a good way. She kind of stole the show for me in this episode and I love that she's sort of taking pity on Caroline and promoting her to manager. She's a good person deep down with a killer personality. Loved her "is it?" to Caroline. And I said it before and I'm saying it again, Nashit is gorgeous!

You are welcome. I wonder if he's going to be a permanent fixture now he's working at the diner or if they'll forget about him in the next episode? We'll find out soon, but I'd like to see more of him, and more off him. Chanelling my inner Max here.

Earl. Stop making me worry about your health. But he did have a hilarious line with "is it too late to be gay?" Hahaha, still cracking me up, even when he worries me.

I loved Max's little games in this episode with Han both times and Caroline when she's like "are, are, are..." but Caroline was too smart to fall for that. Max's pining over Nashit is something that has happened before but I didn't mind the repetition of that storyline. Caroline is also starting to do really well at The High, I just really hope this doesn't all come crashing down on her. I think they've already hit rock bottom so surely the only way is up from here, right? I mean, they clawed their way out of the minus 14 dollars from last episode.

I really enjoyed this episode and I loved the incorporation of The High and Joedth and Nashit. Season four started off so strong, got a little wobbly in the middle but has pulled itself back up. Never has this season been anything but good, and I really thought this episode was great. A lot of zingers to be had here.

What did you guys think of 'And the High Hook-Up'? Let me know in the comments and be sure to watch the next new episode of 2 Broke Girls on April 20th on CBS!

About the Author - Gavin Hetherington
Award-winning author of 'Abyssal Sanctuary: Remnants of the Damned'. Gavin joined SpoilerTV on August 9, 2014 and will be reviewing 2 Broke Girls, Mistresses, Orange is the New Black, Pretty Little Liars, Salem and Sleepy Hollow in the 2014-15 season. Gavin's favourite shows include Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Desperate Housewives, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Scandal and much more. You can contact him at
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