2 Broke Girls returns with "And the Secret Ingredient." Caroline gets hooked on coupons, while Max stands up for women in the diner. Do they get to see Chestnut like they plan?
Caroline and Coupons
When Caroline tells a customer they're out of Muenster cheese, he argues that he wanted it. This leads to her telling him she wanted to run a Fortune 500 company, not wait on people like him, and Max welcomes her "to waitress."
Max has planned out their trip to visit Chestnut in his new home. A customer asks if they have tampons, and Caroline gives her a quarter since she doesn't. (Unsurprisingly, Oleg says he does.) The woman returns, saying it's 75 cents for a tampon, and outraged, Max drags Han into the bathroom. He explains he's a businessman, emphasizing the man part, and Max follows him out, refusing to let it drop. She explains that tampons are one thing you don't raise the price on, and Caroline joins her in getting on Han's case. Han tries to get Earl on his side, but he tells him to just leave it. Han's argument about supply and demand doesn't go over so well either.
Caroline has fun grocery shopping, but finds out that Max uses box cake mix to make cupcakes. She explains she uses it when she's tired and has a secret ingredient. Max is excited about seeing Chestnut and has even bought him carrots. Caroline comments on the total price of their groceries and can't believe Max has coupons. She says coupons are for poor people, and Max says that's them. When Caroline hears the food went from $70 to $12, she sees the good in coupons. In fact, she gets so into coupons that she's late the next day when they're supposed to go see Chestnut.
Max Takes on Han on 2 Broke Girls
One of the items Caroline bought on her spree is a value box of tampons. Max takes them and fills up the straw holders in the diner. Han tells her they don't belong in public (unable to say tampon) and says to take them down. Max isn't going to until he lowers the price in the bathroom. She even hands some out to customers with the check. Han agrees to lower the price back to a quarter.
Caroline once again pushes back seeing Chestnut to use coupons (and get money back with 40 boxes of cake mix) and points out the Coupon Queen in the store to Max. She walks over to say hello but she's surprised to see her sweeping the shelves when she hears about the deal that Caroline came up with for cake mix. They get into it with the Coupon Queen. When they get to the register, Caroline's not happy to find out the secret ingredient in Max's cupcakes is Pillsbury mix and she took a box of that instead of the 40th box of mix for the coupons. Max explains she needs to do that because no one ever taught her how to cookÂ—or do anything (that's not how her mother was)Â—and leaves to visit Chestnut with the carrots. She talks to the horse about flaky mothers. Caroline does show up to see Chestnut. She got her cake mix (and Max's) and the money. She realizes she's like her father and acknowledges it must've been hard for Max to do everything on her own since her mother didn't teach her. Caroline says everything Max has been through is her real secret ingredient, and Max says she has another secret ingredientÂ—chocolate methamphetamine.
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