5 WTF moments from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2, episode 4

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2, Episode 4, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Employee” had a lot of great moments. There were also a lot of times where it was pretty hard not to yell, “WTF, Zoey” at the TV.

Zoey (Jane Levy) is going through a lot following the loss of her father, and everything is clearly starting to take its toll on her. Add to that a bunch of new responsibilities at work, and our leading lady was obviously going to hit a breaking point.

The cracks are definitely starting to show, but it’s difficult to tell whether or not we’re at rock bottom. The nightmares were definitely not a good sign. That all-too-short relationship with Max (Skylar Astin) couldn’t have helped matters either.

And now, here we are. Zoey didn’t have her best moments in Episode 4. But on the plus side, we were definitely entertained. Any time Jane Levy plays a totally wasted Zoey, it’s a hilarious treat.

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ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST — “Zoey’s Extraordinary Return” Episode 201 — Pictured: Harvey Guillen as George — (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC/Lionsgate)

Has Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist seen the last of Harvey Guillén’s George

Zoey hasn’t had the smoothest of transitions to her newest SPRQ Point role. Sure, she made the excellent choice to hire a bunch of women to offset the brogrammers’ testosterone excess. But she’s also had her struggles.

This brings us to “Zoey’s Extraordinary Employee.” On the plus side, that title had nothing to do with a workplace romance with Simon or with losing Tobin.

The WTF side was Zoey’s decision. When she learned she to fire a bunch of people, she actually put George on the chopping block.

According to a productivity algorithm, George was the weakest link. But he’s an actual ray of sunshine and probably excellent for workplace morale.

Clearly, Zoey has never seen Suits, or else she would have known better. There are certain kinds of value that simply can’t be quantified. (See also: Katrina Bennett’s hard lesson learned with Craig from Degrassi, as it were.)

Drunk Zoey rehires George, only to have to fire him again

This kind of goes along with our previous WTF moment, but it definitely deserves its own mention. When Mo took a very drunk Zoey home, she said she was going straight to bed.

But did she? Of course not. A drunk dial to any of the men in Zoey’s life would have been bad enough; but Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist decided to take the surprising twist of making that phone call be to none other than George.

That meant our second WTF of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2, Episode 4 actually gave the first one a remix. After rehiring everyone’s favorite new SPRQ Point employee, Zoey fired him for a second time in a single episode.

Here’s the silver lining: A heart song to Britney Spears’s “Stronger.” We well and truly hope this isn’t the last time we’ll see Harvey Guillén in this role.

Zoey gets flirty

When Zoey broke up with Max after realizing she just wasn’t emotionally well, that made perfect sense. So did hooking up with him in the first place.

That does not, however, mean it was comfortable watching Zoey try to come on to Max after her zillionth Mo-inspired cocktail. It’s natural. It happens. But it was painful to see, both because both Zoey and Max were already going through enough and because a lot of us have probably been there.

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ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST — “Zoey’s Extraordinary Employee” Episode 204 — Pictured: (l-r) Skylar Astin as Max, Alex Newell as Mo — (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)

Max and Mo’s business isn’t very business-like

Full disclosure: We love Alex Newell as Mo—it was love at first sight. We’re also rooting for Zoey and Max. That shouldn’t be news if you’ve been following Yours Truly’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist coverage.

With that being said, this restaurant business is not off to a great start—in any sense of the word. Case in point: An understandably upset Max took a lot of his pain out on Mo in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Employee,” and that’s just not cool.

Not to mention, neither Max nor Mo seems to understand one key concept: These characters have their own, unique strengths. And without both Mo’s ability to bring in a crowd and Max’s business sense, they simply can’t move forward.

Is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist teasing a new love triangle

Ok. Time to really, sincerely mean this particular “WTF.” Because, like, WTF were those looks between Zoey and Aiden, her all-grown-up neighbor, at the end of the episode????

On the one hand, this is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which pretty much never puts a single foot wrong. On the other, television has not been kind to most of us when it comes to romantic entanglements.

At least if Zoey takes a detour before returning to her obvious true match, it’s with a total random and not someone with the history Simon has? But please, let’s just not go there. Please.

Catch more Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.