Go On (NBC) Episode 17 “Ring and a Miss”

Go On (NBC) Episode 17 Ring and a Miss

Go On Episode 17 “Ring and a Miss” airs Tuesday, Feb 26 2012 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET).

Episode synopsis: When Simone (Piper Perabo) tells Ryan (Matthew Perry) not to wear his wedding ring, he can’t seem to get rid of it no matter how hard he tries. That doesn’t stop him from asking Simone to move in with him, spurred on by an encounter with his sad, middle-aged bachelor friend, Hughie (Bradley Whitford). Meanwhile Anne, (Julie White) desperate for a babysitter, reluctantly accepts Mr. K’s (Brett Gelman) offer to fill the job and as a result she grows closer to her kids.John Cho, Laura Benanti, Suzy Nakamura, Tyler James Williams, Tonita Castro, Sarah Baker, Seth Morris, Allison Miller, Ethan Herisse and Haley Tju also star.

Show Summary: Matthew Perry (“Friends,” “Mr. Sunshine”) stars as Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan’s alpha-male boss, Steven (John Cho, “Star Trek,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”), has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the air.

A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for “life change” where he meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss. On his very first visit, Ryan convinces the group to deviate from their normal session and starts a tournament-style competition (March Sadness!) to find out whose story is the worst.

Ryan’s total lack of interest in “the healing process” proves distracting, and he soon butts heads with the by-the-books group leader, Lauren, played by Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti (“The Playboy Club”). Back at work, Ryan is confronted with the fact that he hasn’t really processed his grief and realizes Lauren and the other members of the group might be key in helping him move on. Also starring are Tony Award winner Julie White (“Transformers”) as Anne, Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Owen, Suzy Nakamura (“Dodgeball”) as Yolanda, and Brett Gelman as Mr.K (“30 Minutes or Less”).

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