I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth
Bored to Death | Season 3 | Episode 5

I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth

TV-MA | 27 MIN

Written by Sam Sklaver & Jonathan Ames
Directed by Tristram Shapeero

Caught off guard by his "elder love," Ray feels guilty about cheating on Leah with Belinda. He tries to break it off, but can't.

George and Jonathan attend friendship counseling and Jonathan expresses concern for George's restaurant troubles, brought on by a rave review for Antrem's Richard & Sons and its fifty-mile radius for local food. Trying to make things up to George, Jonathan turns his detective skills to digging up the local farm Antrem is using. He enlists Ray's help to plant a tracking device on Louis Greene and they track him...to a supermarket in Harlem.

George can't resist being seduced by his pot-smoking singing teacher, Josephine, who is coaching him to sing "To Dream the Impossible Dream." He warns her that he is emotionally unavailable. Their tryst is interrupted by a call from Ray who tells George he has been falsely accused of shoplifting and needs his help (but is really luring him to the grocery store stake-out).

George is furious to see Jonathan at the supermarket, but when he realizes what Greene is up to, he joins the sting operation. Later, George presents Antrem with the video evidence of Greene's supermarket spree. Antrem claims ignorance and vows to call the New York Times and get a retraction of the positive review that hurt George on Jane.

George and Jonathan make up, vowing never to break up again.