Hayworth’s siblings are the focus of ABC’s new comedy Household economy run the financial range. Sarah (played by Bluff City LawCaitlin McGee) is one therapist for low-income and at-risk children … or at least her used to be before she lost her job. In a very different tax bracket, Connor (American vandalJimmy Tatro) is so wealthy that when he recently returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, he took up residence in Matt Damon’s old estate. Meanwhile Tom (That ’70s showTopher Grace), a novelist whose book sales are declining, is middle class and struggling.
We want to hear what you thought of the series premiere later. But first a brief summary:
Tom, who narrates the episode, is writing his next book about his family, but Connor and Sarah don’t know yet. He is married to Marina (Get away with murder‘s Karla Souza); they have three children, two of whom are twin babies. He has to ask Connor for a loan, but he feels weird about it.
When everyone comes to Connor to check out his new home, Tom isn’t alone in keeping secrets. None of the Hayworths know that Sarah is unemployed, and she asks her wife Denise (Saturday Night Live alum Sasheer Zamata) and their two children to keep it quiet.
Matt Damon Connor’s new home is huge and cheated; the playroom for his young daughter, Gretchen, “looks like an American Girl store took down a Sephora,” notes Marina. Sara is already uncomfortable and breaks loose when she and Tom learn that Connor planned to take their parents to Turks and Caicos for Thanksgiving instead of spending the holidays in their parents’ home as usual.
There is shouting, some storms out (by Sarah), some return (also by Sarah) and in the end everything – except the subject of Tom’s book – is out in the open. Connor happily agrees to help his brother with a loan. And he eventually admits that his wife, Emily, didn’t move to California with him because they are getting a divorce.
“What a relief. We’re all confused,” says Connor as the trio hug, a sweet moment made dumb because they were all in kids’ drive-in cars when they did. Then, of course, they sing their favorite song, Hansons “MMMBop”, and the rest of the family joins them for a fun ride.
By the end of the episode, the Turks and Caicos Islands plan is shut down. And while everyone plays Monopoly, they ask what Tom’s book is about. He laughs nervously, but then avoids the question.
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