SUMMARY: Ed the Manager deals with various tenants,
as well as his crush on sweet and sane tenant Emily Trillions.
His Eastern European friend, Ballsa, encourages him to act on
his feelings, but Ed has a strict rule about not mixing his work
and personal life. Ed is annoyed when his ex-wife, Paula,
comes over to look at an apartment and denigrates him for
working as a manager and not yet making it as a writer... and
he's horrified when his clueless rich boss, landlord Sam
Clarington, moves Paula and her new husband, handsome rock &
roll manager Dashielle Malmsteem, into the apartment directly
SUMMARY: It's just another day of dealing with
tenant problems, relieved only by a brief break in which Ed and
Emily get to know one another a little better. But at the tenant
meeting, Mr. Clarington announces that he's going to convert the
apartment into condos, meaning that everyone who can't afford
the option of buying their units will have to move. As
Clarington leaves Ed to deal with the angry tenants, Paula
announces that she's pregnant.
SUMMARY: Ed gets a letter from Emily telling him
how much she appreciates him... but it turns out to be her
30-day notice. She's moving back to Chicago to be with her
ex, Chaz, who once burned her books but "has come a long way in
the last thirteen months." She thanks Ed for his advice
the day he moved in to take stock of her life and recalibrate.
A devastated Ed watches her go... only to be besieged by his
tenants, who all somehow know the entire drama, including his
secret crush, and decide, much to his chagrin, that they're
going to help him get Emily back.
SUMMARY: Ed deals with the tenants' propensity to
jam the garbage chute while also dealing with the departure of
Emily, and receives some heartfelt advice from maintenance man Manado
Photos by Aaron
EPISODE SIX (7/5/14)
- PLAYOFFS WEEK 4!
SUMMARY: Manado finds himself in charge when Ed goes
missing, and he tries to deal with tenant complaints in a way
that would make Ed - who he is in love with - proud. Ed's
answering machine contains a message from Emily Trillions, who
really wants to talk to Ed, because her ex-boyfriend Chaz who
she got back together with is up to his old manipulative,
emotionally manipulative tricks. Manado and the tenants
all decide to jump into an RV and take a road trip to Chicago to
rescue Emily. Just after they leave, another call comes in
- from Ed, who has fallen down the garbage chute and is trapped,
and begs Manado to help him get out of there.
SUMMARY: Things get worse for Emily, who feels trapped in
her abusive relationship with Chaz, and must endure strange
pancake breakfasts punctuated with rage and abuse. She's just
about given up calling Ed for help. Meanwhile, the tenants race
towards Chicago in the RV. Ed, for his part, feels he has a
responsibility to the building; Emily is an adult, she made her
choices, and he has work to do. But when Manado plays Emily's
message for him, which he's hearing for the first time, Ed
finally decides to head to Chicago to save Emily.
SUMMARY: Emily, who was attracted to Ed all along,
has gotten tired of waiting for him to respond to her calls. And
she's particularly tired of Chaz. Just as she's walking out the
door and leaving him, the Wilcox Arms tenants burst in to "save"
her. After some confusion, Emily slips out... and Ed finally
shows up a minute later. He tracks her down, but Emily says
she's tired of waiting for the boys in her life to grow up into
men. Why didn't he ever say anything, the whole time she was
living in his building? Ed has no good answer, but says he's
changed. Emily's heard that before, though, from Chaz. The other
tenants appear and try to matchmake, but Ed says they've both
said their pieces and there's nothing left for him to do. The
tenants ask if he told her he lost his job to come after her.
Emily's even less impressed - now both she and Ed are jobless
and homeless. But Ed is finally inspired. In a passionate
speech, he tells her they can both start together, from zero,
and go anyway or be or become anyone they want. Emily is finally
won over, and they kiss as the tenants cheer.