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Recap / Family Guy S 10 E 23 Internal Affairs

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Airdate: May 20, 2012

At the Clam, Peter and Quagmire see a news report of another successful bust by Joe. After congratulating him, Joe invites them to a party to celebrate. As Peter starts to back out in his car, he hits a car belonging to Ernie, the giant chicken, setting off another fight. During their fight, they land on Stewie's time pad and fight their way across time itself, eventually ending up in a genetic research lab and in space. Crashing back to earth on an oil rig, they continue to fight. Their fight destroys the oil rig and Ernie is roasted by the rocket engines. But as Peter struggles to shore, Ernie shows he continues to live.


Back home, Bonnie is not impressed by Joe's achievements. At the party, he meets Nora who is taken in by him and she kisses him. Telling the guys at the Clam, the guys tell him he should get even with Bonnie for her infidelity in “Foreign Affairs”. The next day, Nora tries to apologize, but when Bonnie misdials Joe and stops talking, Joe decides to take advantage of Nora, taking her to the handicapped stall getaway he has, although he is physically unable to consummate the relationship. The next day, Joe admits feeling guilty but Bonnie overhears and reveals that she never actually cheated in France. As they fight over each other's faults, they both decide to divorce.

Back home, the Griffins also fight over their involvement in the Swanson's split. Over drinks, Joe reminisces to Peter about how he met Bonnie when she was a stripper. Inspired, Peter proposes recreating the meeting to get them together. At the Fuzzy Clam, Peter places a call to Joe who rushes to the scene, as they meet, they hear their song. As they they apologize, Bonnie offers a lap dance, but Joe gives her one instead and they agree to forgive each other over time.


"Internal Affairs". contains examples of (YMMV Goes Here):

  • Explosive Decompression: During Peter and Ernie's fight, they end up destroying a space shuttle in outer space. The astronaut is left screaming for about half a second before his head explodes.
  • Eye Awaken: How Ernie the Giant Chicken reveals his survival.
  • Happy Ending Override: Joe should remember being there at Paris to successfully stop Bonnie from going through with her affair, but he doesn't appear to.
  • Hypocrite: Bonnie criticizes Joe for cheating on her, but she almost cheated on him in "Foreign Affairs" even though she barely doesn't go through with it. Lampshaded by Joe during their fight. Though Bonnie admitted to having an affair in a previous episode.
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  • Made of Iron: Not even impalement, asphyxiation and being set ablaze by the engines of a space shuttle were able to kill the Giant Chicken.
  • Sequel Episode: To "Foreign Affairs".
  • Ship Tease: Notice how Meg is the only one holding a present when the Griffins come to Kevin's birthday.
  • The Unfair Sex: Deconstructed. Bonnie is pissed at Joe for cheating on her, but Joe calls her out for being an overall bitch to him and for almost doing the exact same thing a while back. He's even the one who demands a divorce.


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