Two and a Half Men: Walden and Alan really are gay? | Montreal Gazette
It's the wedding no one expected before Season Alan and Walden are officially married as they begin the process to help Walden adopt a. In its farewell run (premiering Oct. 30), the long-running sitcom will find Walden ( played by Ashton Kutcher) proposing marriage to Alan (Jon. Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) and Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) star in going to propose to Alan [Cryer], and we're going to get married and.
When his old business partner Billy Stanhope returns wanting to create the "Electric Suitcase", Walden turns him down, still bitter about the viral video rants about him created by Billy. However, Alan manages to get them to agree with each other and become partners again.
They successfully create the electric suitcase and begin work in a new office tower, where he later gives jobs to Jake and his friend Eldridge. He began dating a British woman named Zoey. Because of his childlike behavior, he is great with children like Zoey's daughter Ava. Zoey is the reason Walden cut his hair and shaved, as she wasn't fond of " the Jennifer Aniston hairdo "; this proved difficult for Walden as he loved his hair and beard but did it to prove how much Zoey meant to him.
In the season 10 premiere, he proposes to Zoey, but she says no, leaving him confused. When he goes to confront her about it, she tells him that there is another man, which causes him to become depressed. Alan and Lyndsey try to set up some dates for Walden with some of Lyndsey's friends, but none of them go well.
Later at Pavlovs bar, he meets Rosewho has been spying on Walden since he arrived at the house. When he tells Alan whom he bumped into, Alan warns Walden, but Walden interrupts and tells him she explained everything about what happened with Charlie and that when you're in love, it makes you do crazy things; however Alan knows she is lying.
Walden later begins to see that Alan was right about her when she moves all of her things into the house after only mentioning staying. He goes to break up with her when Zoey reveals she would like to get back together, but Rose becomes enraged and orders her ferrets to attack him, even leaving them in his car to attack him, but instead attacks Alan.
However Rose arrives at Zoey's apartment pretending to be pregnant, telling her that the baby is Walden's, so Zoey gets angry and breaks it off with Walden for good. Kate says Sam should leave the house and come live with her in her apartment; he agrees, eager to see where the relationship will go.
Kate says he should find a job and so he goes out job hunting and finds a job selling Christmas trees. Kate works in a sewing store but her sewing machine breaks so Walden goes and buys her one; she wonders how he could have paid for it but is thrilled and asks Sam that there be no lies in the relationship.
However when the strain of pretending to be someone he's not takes its toll on him, he tells her his real identity, but Kate gets mad and dumps him.
On February 14, Walden is alone and depressed, but is overjoyed when Kate returns to him, but only to give him the money back he loaned her; she reveals that she has a new manager: Rose, who gets Kate away from Walden by flying her to China.
Walden goes to a billionaires singles club in the hope of finding someone, however he sees Bridgit there and imagines what life would be like with her again so decides to ignore her. When Alan almost burns the house down, Walden gets mad and kicks him out. Eventually Walden begins to miss him and so asks Herb whom Alan was staying with if he had seen him, but a lonely Herb says no because he doesn't want to give him up.
Eventually Alan makes up with Walden and goes back to him because he needed him more than Herb. However Walden asks Herb how he would feel about shared custody of Alan.
Walden tries to cheer a lonely Herb up who is depressed about Judith leaving him, after Herb helps him in a medical emergency, and so tells him he has to party to forget her. However Walden and Alan cannot keep up with his partying and so ask him to leave after numerous days of non stop partying. However they become worried about him and so ask Judith to come and take him back. When Jake announces that he is going away to Japan for a year he asks Walden if he would like to come on a road trip with him and his dad.
But Walden says he cannot as he has to see where his relationship with his girlfriend's grandmother goes. After Jake leaves to Japan for a year of military service, Alan's niece Jenny appears in the episode " Nangnangnangnang ," and Alan offers her a place to stay; Walden is not keen on this as he is tired of a Harper always taking domain in his house; he then changes his mind after finally warming up to Jenny, and realizing the Harpers are like family to him.
After a former employee named Nicole Odette Annable forms a new software company in her garage with her assistant Barry Clark Duke she asks Walden to help her design it.
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They try to maintain a strictly platonic workplace relationship, but eventually reveal their feelings for one another. After successfully completing the software Nicole is offered a job at Google.
She accepts leaving Walden devastated.
However Barry agrees with Walden and would rather work with him, so turns up at his doorstep with his belongings and moves in with Walden, whom he idolizes and knows too much about. He and Alan are asked by Marty Pepper Carl Reiner to be his best men at his wedding to Evelyn, and to organize the stag party which ends in disaster. Rose continues to stalk him but he and she have sex when he believes his life to be in danger; they make up for all the wrongs they have done to each other in the past.
His ex-girlfriend Kate returns from China wanting to "talk"; taking advice from Jenny and Barry, he goes to see her. They agree to go to dinner as "just friends" but later leave the restaurant to go home and have sex. The evening is ruined, however, by food poisoning. Walden believes Kate to be "the one" and tells Alan that he will propose to her. However, when a young woman named Vivian Mila Kunis arrives at the beach house, he falls for her while Kate is away due to her free spirited attitude and believes her to be "the one".
He breaks up with Kate to find Vivian again, but she turns him down telling him to go back to his girlfriend. Depressed at losing two love interests he goes to his therapist who tells him to have casual encounters. As Alan's wedding ends in disaster, he and Alan have another talk on the couch, saying he wants Alan to continue living with him and to go back to the way things were when they moved in with each other three years ago, just two friends hanging out.
He is the only other character besides Alan to appear in every episode since his introduction. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. December Bridget[ edit ] Walden first met Bridget in high school, where they fell in love and eventually got married. She met Walden when he wasn't a billionaire so her intentions were noble as she claims when talking to his girlfriend Zoey who met him when he was rich.
She has a very good relationship with Walden's mother Robyn, which is proven when they team up to remove Walden as president of his company. She kicks him out of the house prior to the beginning of season 9, because he was too immature and relied on her more as a mother than a wife, which leaves him devastated, and causes him to attempt suicide.
She has tried to reunite with Walden, but he began dating a woman named Zoey, so she began to get jealous and spy on him, where she meets a woman called Rose who agrees to take her under her wing as a trainee stalker.
She began dating his friend Billy Stanhope. In the tenth season, Walden comes to the conclusion that getting back together with Bridget would be a bad idea; in the episode "Throgwarten Middle School Mysteries," Walden fantasizes about getting back with Bridget, with the end result being her removing his testicles and putting them in a small chest, calling them hers.
He then realizes after imagining Alan lecturing him that Bridget's controlling behavior was the reason that their relationship first failed. She has a young daughter, Ava, who adores Walden. She like many do not like Alan and believe him to be taking advantage of Walden's good nature. She cares a great deal for Walden but can see his weaknesses. After refusing to say "I Love You" to Walden, because she believes if she says it something will go wrong in the relationship she finally does, making both of them happy.
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She sides with Walden when his mother and ex-wife try to take his company from him, to which they win, but is disappointed when he renames the company Walden Loves Alan Enterprises instead of Walden loves Zoey Enterprises. In season 10 Walden proposes to her but she turns him down because there is another man. He begins cutting out pictures of her and sticking them all over his bathroom walls and calls it "the Zoey room".
When Ava invites him to her birthday party he gets her a huge dog, which annoys Zoey, the dog becomes a pain for her, but when she tries to return the dog to Walden she finds out that the dog has eaten his phone.
They meet again in a restaurant where she is seeing another man, which makes Walden and Zoey insecure about seeing each other and so they leave. Rose[ edit ] Apparently, Rose continues to stalk the Harper family regardless of Charlie's death and Walden is a victim of circumstance. Walden meets Rose at Pavlov's bar, where she reveals to the audience that she had been spying on him.
The two get along, and when Walden tells Alan, he tells him that she is trouble. However they begin to dating and Walden says that with Rose he is having the best sex he has ever had. However things get out of hand with her when she moves all her belongings into the house. When he reveals to her that Zoey wants to get back together with him she becomes angry and gets her ferrets to attack him, even leaving them in his car to attack him although the ferrets end up attacking Alan instead.
She goes to Zoey's and reveals that Walden got her pregnant, but this was just a lie. She is last seen stalking Walden through his window.
When Walden's girlfriend after Rose, becomes a fashion model, Rose is revealed to be her agent who has sent her away to Japan to get her away from Walden so she can have him for herself. When Alan and Lyndsey are having an affair with each other one year after these events, her boyfriend hires an investigator to see who she is having an affair with. The investigator is Rose, who informs Walden that someone is trying to kill him, and so she takes him to a motel to hide with her.
They apologize to each other for all the upset they may have caused each other and kiss and have sex. Kate[ edit ] Kate met Walden at Target, where he introduced himself as Sam Wilson, dressed in Alan's clothes and looking in the store as he was pretending to be poor to find someone who didn't just want him because of his money. When she sees where Walden lives, he pretends Alan is his rich landlord, she takes a dislike to Alan and so asks "Sam" to move in with her.
She asks him to find a job, so he goes out selling Christmas trees. For Christmas he gets her a sewing machine, even though Sam Wilson could never afford it, but Walden Schmidt could, she thanks him and says that there should be no lies. She cares for Sam in a great way and tries to be romantic, hanging a piece of broccoli as she didn't have any mistletoe.
Kate then went to New York City to prepare a fashion show for her outfits. Weeks later, Sam Wilson came to New York to see Kate and finally revealed to her that his real name is Walden Schmidt and that he's really a billionaire. Kate was upset with him at first because he lied to her but forgave him shortly after realizing that he was really the one who donated that money, not Alan.
He told her that they could talk about it when they get back to L. Alan is annoyed to learn that Jenny got big checks from Charlie every month, even though he never lent a penny to his brother. Friends[ edit ] Besides Walden, who was not a character until season 9, Alan has very few friends. Two of them being Herb Melnick Judith's second husband and Berta, who has a love-hate feeling towards him.
Misfortune[ edit ] Another recurring theme for Alan is that he is constantly stricken with extreme misfortune, mostly caused by himself or Charlie's behavior. This is a cause for his neurotic personality.
His misfortune usually revolve around women and money. Alan's poor luck was taken to the extreme in "Frodo's Headshots", where he found out Jake had impregnated his girlfriend, had Walden reveal to Herb that Alan is the father of Judith's daughter Millie, learned that Walden had begun dating Alan's ex-girlfriend Lyndsey while he was at a mental health clinic, got hit with an IRS audit, was told by Walden that he had to move out due to the awkwardness of him being around Lyndsey, failed at a suicide attempt, was molested by a male truck driver, turned away in the rain by his own mother, and was shot to death by Herb at the storage facility where Walden and Lyndsey had moved all of his stuff.
While the closing scenes revealed that all of those events happened in a dream, Alan decided afterwards that in any realm of his life, happiness wasn't in the cards for him. Eventually in "Why We Gave Up Women", Alan had a heart attack when told by Walden he can't move back in, although a variety of events ranging from residual sympathy for his plight to Walden's marriage proposal to Zoey being rejected have allowed him to keep living there anyway as Walden desperately needed a friend.
When Walden first begins dating Zoey, he removes his expensive wedding ring and gives it to Alan; while it appears at first that the perennially destitute Alan has pawned the ring to pay his debts, he keeps it and gives it back to Walden when Walden requests it, only to watch in horror as Walden then throws the ring into the ocean.
Walden says he would give Alan money, but Alan decides that he will keep living at the house and maintain the illusion that not taking money from Walden will keep some of his dignity intact.
Cheapness[ edit ] A major point of humor regarding Alan in the series is that he is notoriously cheap. Many of Charlie's insults and jibes at Alan were usually references to his unwillingness to make the slightest expenditure.
He gets his hair cut at a barber college, sneaks deviled eggs into the movies, and tries to avoid checks in restaurants by going to the bathroom when it arrives, leading Charlie to call it "the little cheap bastard's room". In one episode, Charlie joined him in the men's room to make sure he returns and pays his half of a check; Alan procrastinates so long that their ladies and the check were picked up by Geraldo Rivera. In later seasons, his tightness becomes even more apparent, despite the fact that his financial situation seems to have improved on paper he no longer pays alimony, Evelyn pledged that she would cover all of the expenses if Jake miraculously got into college, and he remains a rent-free resident at the beach house.
When Alan pays for a meal for himself, Jake and Charlie, Charlie is so astonished that he photographs the event and comments on Alan's wallet opening for the first time. This leads to an argument where Charlie complains that Alan said he would pay for parking, which he is unable to do, because he does not have his wallet. In season 9, Alan does exactly the same thing to Walden when they go to the movies.
When Melissa refuses to return to Charlie's house after Chelsea calls her a tramp for sleeping with Charlie, Alan resorts to dogging as he refuses to pay for a hotel. Melissa leaves angrily to walk home, commenting that it was not far considering Alan did not want to waste gasoline. Alan is so intent on getting every penny back that he resorts to stealing gasoline from Charlie's car.
In the season eight episode "Skunk, Dog Crap and Ketchup" when Charlie and Lyndsey were having a night chat Lindsey stated that Alan was too cheap to pay for a prostitute.
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Another reason for Alan's cheapness is that his chiropractic practice has not been consistently successful. When Alan learned that an old friend and colleague living in the same area had a thriving one-man chiropractic clinic, he decided to emulate him by raising money for an advertising campaign, but ended up running a Ponzi scheme where all of his ill-gotten gains went towards luxury items for himself.
If Alan sees that anything on offer for free, he is usually very quick to be interested. When Chelsea's father takes Charlie out for drinks and exclaims that he's buying within earshot of Alan, he joins them despite not being invited initially.
He also asks for Charlie to pay for drinks on his behalf when trying to charm a woman. In Season 5's "Our Leather Gear is in the Guest Room," the episode begins with Alan and Jake coming home from clothes shopping, revealing that Alan buys Jake clothes that are far too big for him, saying that he will grow into them believing that with Jake growing so much, regular clothes are a waste of money.
Later in the episode, Alan and Charlie have a fight, resulting in Alan and Jake moving out. When they ask Evelyn if they can move in temporarily, Jake begins to say that Alan was too cheap for a hotel, before being interrupted by Alan. In Season 8's "Lookin' for Japanese Subs," Jake attempts to produce a volcano effect in his mouth by swallowing a Mentos candy after drinking a can of Diet Coke.
Jake's friend, Eldridge, points out that the drink is not the official Coca-Cola brand, with Jake replying, "Yeah, my dad did the shopping.
Later in that episode, Jake tells Walden that Alan is behaving so much like Charlie that the only thing left of him is his cheapness. Alan doesn't sell it even though it's worth at least seven digits as he asks the clerk if the price was the clerk's phone numberout of respect for his friendship with Walden. When Walden throws it in the ocean, Alan waits for Walden to go back inside the house before diving into the ocean to look for it.
When Walden tells the hospital receptionist that he wants Alan to have the best care possible and that he'll Walden cover it, the receptionist tells Walden, "You're gonna have to. This guy has the worst insurance policy I've ever seen. As he was having a heart attack, and Walden had dropped one hundred dollars, he crawled to it as he was having the heart attack.