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S02E06: Tornado!
Showtime  ·  28 minutes  ·  Original Broadcast: April 26, 2010

Directed by: Craig Gillespie  |  Written by: Craig Wright

Official synopsis: There is a tornado alert and Charmaine and the gay neighbors take shelter with the Gregsons. Unfortunately, Tara begins to become all of her alters and accidentally reveals Charmaine’s secret, that she is pregnant with Neil’s baby. Marshall Gregson tries to end his relationship with Courtney due to the fact that he is gay, but she is fine being in an asexual relationship with him.

Please note that recaps feature spoilers on the individual episode.
This recap was written by Matt Richenthal for TV Fanatic, April 27, 2010

A tornado touched down in Kansas this week on United States of Tara. Or a “torando,” for those tuned to the local news on the show. While very littie action took place on the episode, a whole lot was almost revealed. Specifically, a “pact” that Tara and Charmaine apparently agreed to as children. Shoshannah hinted at this near the end of the half hour, immediately before the show cut to a confusing scene where she and Tara actually sat across from one another. This mental interaction, along with Charmaine’s reaction to Shoshannah’s quick analysis, laid the groundwork for the rest of the season. A secret from Tara’s past will eventually get exposed, and we’d imagine it has something to do with Mimi, who Tara first mentioned to her sister last week.

Charmaine, meanwhile, doesn’t need to wrestle with any multiple personalities in order to get to the heart of her problems. She’s a liar, a manipulator, someone with low self-esteem that sort of sleeps around and just wants to be loved… But we love her as a character, which has a lot to do with Rosemarie DeWitt’s portrayal. We also adore Marshall, more so than ever after this week’s episode. The teenager is more advanced than either of his parents, or most adults his age… even if he’s still stuck for the moment as one half of a “celibate power couple.” He’ll likely ditch Courtney soon enough, but will he actually end up in the arms of Hany? The episode teased a bond between the pair, despite the fact that the latter’s boyfriend was just a few feet away. It’s hard to imagine Marshall actually hooking up with Hany, but it can only help his evolution to have a close relationship with an older, experienced gay man.

The only downside of the episode and the season to date? Kate’s Princess Valhalla Hawkwind is a bit forced and a bit out there, even for this unusual show.

Guest Cast: Michael Hitchcock (Ted Mayo), Zosia Mamet (Courtney), Sammy Sheik (Hany), Chris Pisano (News Reporter)