This week, Kathy works on several projects. She solves the mystery of her missing food, finds a new pet to replace her recently departed dog, and finally gets her home renovations finished.
Kathy Griffin first notices her candied malt balls are missing. Looking to solve the mystery, she sets up a nanny cam to find the culprit. We find out Tom, Kathy’s tour manager, has been eating Kathy’s food—Amstel Light, Kit Kat bars, a whole jar of peanut butter, among other stuff. He has conversations with Kathy and sings her songs in his druggy state, but has no recollection of any of it. But the most bizarre aspect of Tom’s behavior is his manner of dress—he wears gloves but no pants during his sleep snacking. (Side note: Kids, please don’t take Ambien. That sh*t is like a legal hallucinogenic, except it’s not the fun kind. And it makes you fat.)
Kathy, ever the helpful boss, hires a psychotherapist who specializes in anxiety issues. Tom has been previously diagnosed with trichotillomania (TTM), which is a fancy way of saying he has a hair-pulling habit. The therapist suggests
that Kathy let Tom have more of his own time. To help out Tom, Kathy organizes a party—a “Flair-athon” designed for former workers of T.G.I.F. After the challenges, Tom admits to more stress under Kathy’s tutelage. Kathy postulates that Tom’s transition from server to professional tour manager has caused more severe emotional problems. (Perhaps Kathy is a better shrink than the professional?)
Sadly, we find out Kathy’s dog Chance has passed away, but the vet told her he went peacefully. She has a second dog named Pom Pom, and she looks for a new friend, both for her dog and for herself. She visits a dog trainer to help Pom Pom, as she’s become more aggressive since her buddy’s death. Several weeks later, Pom Pom’s training is going well, and Kathy looks for shelter dogs (which makes her more awesome). Eventually she gets a dog named Larry, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Chance. Both Kathy and Pom Pom bond with Larry instantly. The episode ends with a still of Chance, 1998-2010.
Kathy goes to some open houses in Palm Springs, as the home style she’s looking for should scream “Palm Springs gay going through a midlife crisis.” She’s indecisive about vintage furniture, as she thinks it’s code for “someone had sex on that couch.” But shortly the renovation is over, and Kathy LOVES it—the new home even has a working fireplace!
Next week: Kathy puts on a talent show for Maggie.