The Last Man on Earth 4×07: “Gender Friender” Review

The recap reminds us that there is a bomb inside of the Rubik’s cube that Tandy has been trying to solve. The opening scene shows Tandy about to solve the cube… but really it’s just one side of the cube. Everyone is safe for now. Eek. Tandy is searching for praise from the ladies for solving the one side, but everyone is too invested in our three babies. Erica asks why he keeps saying ‘Hey guys’ when they’re all women. Carol realizes that with these babies, there are seven women and only three men. After being called sexist, Tandy decides to commit to changing ‘hey guys’ to ‘hey gals’ and even changing words such as ‘agreement’ to ‘agreewoment.’

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Todd is bummed when Erica has to feed Dawn, ending his baby time. Melissa suggests that Todd play with the twins, but they’re napping. Melissa then suggests that he hang out with Jasper, who has no parents. Todd doesn’t think Jasper would want to hang out with him, but Melissa encourages her husband. Todd agrees, but first leaves to change his shirt.

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Carol asks Gail to entertain Bezequille while she feeds Mike, saying that Bezequille doesn’t like to watch. Gail reluctantly agrees, but says she can only watch Bez for a little while. She already promised Erica she would watch Dawn so Erica can take a bath. Carol gets aggravated that Gail has less time for her grandchildren and more time for the Dawn, implying that Gail’s relationship with Erica is more casual than it is.

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Todd finds Jasper playing video games and asks him, with a lot of babbling, if he wants to hang out. He thinks Jasper is ignoring him, but eventually Jasper walks his way.

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Gail warns Erica that Carol is jealous over how much time Gail spends with Dawn. Erica says that Gail is Dawn’s mom too. Gail says Carol thinks Gail isn’t Dawn’s mom, since the two aren’t married. She starts to laugh, thinking about the two of them getting married, which offends Erica. After a lot of explanation on why she doesn’t want to get married, Gail backtracks and says if it means so much to Erica, she’ll do it. Of course, Erica isn’t thrilled about this proposal and walks out.

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Todd plays catch with Jasper. He’s not very good at it, but explains to Jasper that his father wasn’t around to teach him how to play catch, ride a bike, or shave. Todd had to teach himself all of those things. Jasper doesn’t even know what shaving is, which renews Todd’s drive to form a father-son-esque relationship. Jasper shaves Todd’s back, since Jasper doesn’t have any facial hair, and Melissa likes Todd’s mustache. Todd gets overwhelmed with emotion as he tells Jasper that they now share this bond of learning to shave.

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Dawn wakes up crying in the middle of the night. Gail lets Erica sleep and wakes up to tend to the infant. As she holds Dawn and looks at Erica drooling in her sleep, Gail smiles.

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Tandy waits for the sunrise, drinking from a mug that says ‘This is what a feminist drinks like.’ When the sun makes it morning appearance, Tandy calls out ‘vagina-doodle-doo.’ (If you don’t get that joke, I’m not stopping to explain it.) He then says ‘what a beautiful daughter-rise,’ really making this gals’ world thing work.

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Gail storms up to Erica and explains that, in her experience, marriage is more about doing what is expected of you than about love. She’s already been married three times: once because she thought she was pregnant, once because she actually was pregnant, and once so she couldn’t testify against her husband. She doesn’t want to marry Erica because Carol has been pushing the issue, but she’s not going to not marry Erica just out of spite. Gail gets down on one knee and asks Erica to marry her. Erica asks if that’s really what she wants, and Gail says it is.

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Tandy officiates Erica and Gail’s wedding, full of inappropriate comments. When he says that Erica, Gail and Dawn are forming an unbreakable union, Carol’s level of upset grows. When it’s time for the ‘I do’s, Tandy realizes he doesn’t know Erica’s last name. She whispers that it’s Dundee, and Tandy starts to lose it. They urge him to move on and not make any Crocodile Dundee jokes, but he sneaks one in at the last second. The two newlyweds kiss.

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At the reception, Tandy holds a guitar. He says the brides requested their first dance to be to “At Last,” but he decided that a stripped, acoustic version of “Girls, Girls, Girls” was more appropriate. We must, however, note that we’re partially surprised that it wasn’t a song he had written himself.

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Todd sees that Jasper is wearing his Hulk costume instead of the suit he had helped Jasper pick out. He thought the two of them were going to be twinsies, and is upset that Jasper didn’t inform him of his costume change.

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Carol gives a brief speech about how Gail always said she hated marriage. She comments on how Gail can now spend all of the time in the world with her stepdaughter and none with her grandchildren. Erica goes to comfort Carol. She says that this isn’t an ‘either, or’ situation. Gail loves them both and all of the babies. Erica says that she likes having Carol around because no one else knows Gail’s quirks as well as the two of them.

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Todd admits to Melissa that he was trying to push his bond with Jasper too far and accidentally snapped on him and pushed him away. Melissa, however, thinks he must have pushed just far enough, because she sees him walking down the stairs in his twinsies suit. Jasper tie isn’t tied correctly, and Todd helps him fix it.

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Gail walks up to Carol and asks for her mother-daughter dance. They head for the dance floor, but then Carol turns around to include Erica, her new mom. The three dance, again to the song “Girls, Girls, Girls,” but this time, edited to say “Moms, Moms, Moms” and “Daughters, Daughters, Daughters.”

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Now that all of our couples are married, what will come next? Is this bomb thing really happening? Find out Sundays on FOX.

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