The Comeback (2005–2014)
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Valerie Cooks in the Desert 

Valerie's plans to spend Saturday night with Mark are wrecked when reshoots for Seeing Red are relocated to the middle of the desert. As the heat intensifies and time drags on, Valerie becomes increasingly stressed.


Clark Mathis




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Kudrow ... Valerie Cherish
Lance Barber ... Paulie G.
Robert Michael Morris ... Mickey Deane
Laura Silverman ... Jane Benson
Damian Young ... Mark Berman
Rose Abdoo ... Marianina
Dan Bucatinsky ... Billy Stanton
Zoe Chao ... Shayna
Brian Delate ... Ron Wesson
Bayne Gibby ... Gigi
Mark L. Young ... Tyler Beck
Edwin H. Bravo ... Butcher
Cheryl Bricker ... Nancy / Set Decorator
Kate Comer ... Rada
Meryl Hathaway ... Andie Tate


Valerie and Mark's relationship continues to be strained by the rigorous shooting schedule and their lack of privacy. Fearing their marriage may be in jeopardy, Valerie decides to cook dinner for Mark after being forced to cancel exclusive restaurant reservations. However, following delays on a location shoot in the desert (mainly due to Paulie G's lag in writing), she arrives several hours late to find Mark asleep. The stress of the situation causes Valerie to lose her temper and shout down Ron and Shayna. Paulie G suffers anxiety over mixed critical reviews, which praise the acting, but pan the writing. Written by Anon

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14 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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For her guest appearance as Gigi in this episode, Bayne Gibby wore a fat suit. See more »


References Newsies (1992) See more »

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Season 2 Is GENIUS
16 December 2014 | by jonbushfilmsSee all my reviews

Wow. Wow. WOW!!

I don't even know where to begin, but after watching episode 6 of Season 2 I have to say - what everyone's doing on this reboot of THE COMEBACK is sheer genius.

Lisa Kudrow, thank you so much for all your hard work. You deserve an Emmy, a Golden Globe and every other award possible in the TV realm.

Thank you to everyone involved with this - The Comeback, Season 1 has been my favorite TV show since '05 and now Season 2 joins it, forming a complete collection so cherished (pun intended) that I'll binge-watch both seasons together for YEARS to come.

Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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