Bored to Death Episode Guides
The Case of the Missing Screenplay
At a New York film-society party, George introduces Jonathan to filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, a fan of Jonathan's first book, who is interested in having him rewrite a screenplay. Later, after leaving his personalized script in a therapist's office during an ill-advised late-night tryst with a (very) young party girl, Jonathan convinces Ray to pose as a patient in order to retrieve it. Meanwhile, George is flummoxed when he runs into his sexy ex-wife Priscilla and her arrogant new husband, fellow publishing magnate Richard Antrem.
Stockholm Syndrome (Pilot)
When Jonathan Ames's girlfriend Suzanne moves out (because he allegedly spends too much time drinking white wine and smoking pot), he comforts and distracts himself by reading a Raymond Chandler novel, 'Farewell, My Lovely.' Jonathan posts a listing on Craigslist offering his services as an unlicensed private detective. When Jonathan gets a call from a young girl looking for her missing sister, an NYU coed, he takes the case, but first he has to cover an event for his sometimes-boss George Christopher, the editor of 'Edition' magazine. George and Jonathan smoke pot in the men's room before Jonathan is able to begin his working on his case in earnest. Following his one lead which brings him to a seedy hotel, Jonathan eventually pushes his way into a rent-by-the-hour room, where he finds the missing sister tied to the bed by the boyfriend she is trying to break up with. The cops show up, free the sister and take Jonathan down to the station, where he receives a strict warning not to impersonate an investigator anymore. Alone again, Jonathan returns home and, discovering another response to his Craigslist ad, is unable to resist the Sirens' call for help.
The Case of the Stolen Skateboard
Jonathan falls for his latest client, the mother of a boy whose skateboard was stolen by a neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, Ray agrees to help a lesbian couple start a new family, to his wife Leah's chagrin, and George has a nostalgic "armpit crush" on a young publicist he hopes to woo at the opening of a new Brooklyn restaurant.
The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer
Jonathan is enlisted to retrieve a sex tape that a female escort is using to extort money from a married New Jersey man. With Ray and George in tow, Jonathan ends up in a motel room with the escort, who attempts to blackmail him as well. Ray and George must save Jonathan's neck before the woman's enraged brother breaks it.
Take a Dive
Having picked up the gauntlet thrown down by Richard - and having thwarted a blackmail bid aimed at getting Jonathan to take a dive - the Edition team (George, Jonathan and Ray) gear up for a tripleheader boxing challenge against their GQ rivals. But with the bouts only hours away, the women in their lives offer some compelling reasons why winning isn't everything.
The Case of the Stolen Sperm
Concerned over the sudden disappearance of the two lesbians who've been buying his sperm, Ray enlists Jonathan to help track the couple down. Breaking into their apartment, Jonathan learns the pair has flown the coop - but not without leaving behind a clue that both shocks and intrigues Ray. Meanwhile, George ignores Jonathan's warnings by publishing a disparaging editorial about Richard Antrem, sending his publishing rival into a fit of rage at a local watering hole.
The Alanon Case
During an unsuccessful attempt to win back Suzanne, Jonathan gets a a new case: a woman named Jennifer wants him to tail her boyfriend Gary to see if he's been unfaithful. After learning that he and Jennifer share a common pastime (drinking), Jonathan heads out in search of her boyfriend - with uncomfortable results.
The Case of the Lonely White Dove
A smitten Russian parolee contracts Jonathan to track down a chanteuse known as "the Lonely White Dove." After a vodka-fueled reconnaissance mission at the Brighton Beach restaurant where the singer works, Jonathan persuades Suzanne - along with Ray and Leah - to join him there for dinner the next night, without revealing his true purpose. Meanwhile, George decides to get in touch with his feminine side as a way to drive sales of his sagging magazines.
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