The twelth and final season of Two and a Half Men was confirmed on March 13, 2014. The number of episodes has been confirmed as 16. Season 12 was confirmed to be the series' last on May 14, 2014. On July 17, 2014, it was confirmed that Walden and Alan would have a fake marriage to adopt a child. The season aired from October 30, 2014 - February 19, 2015. The show title is also similar to the 12 seasons of the show (with the season number 12 as half numbers being shown in the show's title).
Summary[edit | edit source]
Walden has a health scare on Halloween and decides he will marry Alan to adopt a child.
Plot[edit | edit source]
At the executive session panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on June 19, 2014, CBS President Nina Tassler announced the story arc for the season. During this season, which has been described by CBS President Nina Tassler as a season long event to conclude the show by Chuck Lorre, Walden (Ashton Kutcher) will experience a health scare in the opening episode and, "he wants to find a way to add more meaning to his life, so he decides he wants to adopt a child and in doing so, he starts the process and realizes that it's very difficult to adopt a child as a single, straight man," Tassler said. "So once and for all he decides, 'I'm going to propose to Alan (Jon Cryer) and we're going to get married and adopt a child as a gay couple."
Show producer Chuck Lorre explains the future gay wedding as bringing the show to a full circle. Lorre says that the marriage is about raising a child with 'great deal of love' and not their sexuality. "You're going to see two men who are not gay but are going to raise a child with a great deal of love and attention. Their sexuality is irrelevant to loving and caring for a child, which maybe that's the big story that we wind up telling: taking a kid out of the system and giving him a home. What's better than that?" he added. He promised that there will be a wedding and hoped no offense will be taken. Lorre said that "this seems like the next logical step. Not romance, not sex, raising a child." Jon Cryer was skeptical about the story line when he first heard it but was won over by the story line when it was explained to him and insisted the show is not cheapening same sex marriage instead they will do it 'tastefully'. He also said, "Obviously we've cheapened plenty of things over the decade that we've been on the air. But that is something we're not intending to do." Cryer had nothing but praise for the storyline and the season, saying "it will be a heartfelt journey...there might be more of a heart to this season than ever before.”
On December 5, 2014, it was announced that Two and a Half Men's last episode, would be aired on February 19, 2015.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Main[edit | edit source]
- Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt (16 episodes)
- Jon Cryer as Alan Harper (16 episodes)
- Conchata Ferrell as Berta (16 episodes)
- Edan Alexander as Louis Schmidt (11 episodes)
- Amber Tamblyn as Jenny Harper (3 episodes)
- Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper-Melnick (1 episode)
- and Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper (4 episodes)
Recurring[edit | edit source]
- Maggie Lawson as Ms. McMartin (10 episodes)
- Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey McElroy (6 episodes)
- Deanna Russo as Laurel (3 episodes)
- Melanie Lynskey as Rose (3 episodes)
- Michael Bolton as himself (3 episodes)
- Ryan Stiles as Herb Melnick (2 episodes)
- Rose Matheu as Lily (2 episodes)
Guest-Stars[edit | edit source]
- Clark Duke as Barry Foster
- D. B. Sweeney as Larry Martin
- Mimi Rogers as Robin Schmidt
- Angus T. Jones as Jake Harper
- Jennifer Bini Taylor as Chelsea Melini
- April Bowlby as Kandi
- Judy Greer as Bridget Schmidt
- Emmanuelle Vaugier as Mia
- Missi Pyle as Miss Pasternak
- Sophie Winkleman as Zoey Hyde-Tottingham-Pierce
Uncredited[edit | edit source]
- Chuck Lorre as himself
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|Image||Title||Air Date||#||Summary||Title quotation from|
|The Ol' Mexican Spinach||October 30, 2014||12.1||Following a health scare on Halloween, Walden decides to re-prioritize his life with Alan's help.||Alan|
|A Chic Bar in Ibiza||November 6, 2014||12.2||When Walden asks Alan to sign a pre-nup, Alan gets offended and has second thoughts about getting married.||Alan|
|Glamping in a Yurt||November 13, 2014||12.3||Alan and Walden have a meeting with an adoption social worker that hinges on them being convincing as a loving couple. Meanwhile, Lyndsey returns after 60 days in rehab.||Alan|
|Thirty-Eight, Sixty-Two, Thirty-Eight||November 20, 2014||12.4||Walden and Alan meet a birth mother who's considering them to adopt her baby.||Alan|
|Oontz, Oontz, Oontz||November 27, 2014||12.5||Walden decides to foster a 6-year-old boy, but begins to doubt himself when they don't bond like he expected.||Walden|
|Alan Shot a Little Girl||December 4, 2014||12.6||When Alan realizes Louis thinks he's cool, he starts breaking Walden's rules in order to stay that way.||Louis|
|Sex With an Animated Ed Asner||December 11, 2014||12.7||Alan and Walden befriend three moms at a kids' gym, but things get complicated when Walden becomes attracted to one of them. Meanwhile, Alan goes out for a girls' night with a group of moms.||Walden|
|Family, Bublé, Deep-Fried Turkey||December 18, 2014||12.8||Walden and Alan are determined to convince Louis that Santa Claus is real.||Walden|
|Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy, Lyndsey||January 8, 2015||12.9||Walden discovers how challenging it is to be intimate with women with his foster son, Louis, is in the house. Also, Herb asks Alan if he can go on a date with Lyndsey.||Alan|
|Here I Come, Pants!||January 15, 2015||12.10||Alan takes it upon himself to help Walden keep Louis after the social worker discovers he and Walden are not really a gay couple.||Walden|
|For Whom the Booty Calls||January 22, 2015||12.11||Walden joins a group for adoptive fathers, and finds it to be a nice escape from Alan.||Alan|
|A Beer-Battered Rip-Off||January 29, 2015||12.12||When Alan breaks up with their social worker to get back together with Lyndsey, Walden worries it will affect Louis' adoption.||Alan|
|Boompa Loved His Hookers||February 5, 2015||12.13||Walden fears if he breaks up with Ms. McMartin, it will jeopardize his adoption of Louis. Also, Alan hesitates when Lyndsey asks him to move in with her.||Walden|
|Don't Give a Monkey a Gun||February 12, 2015||12.14||After they sign their divorce papers, Walden offers Alan the gift of his choice, but when Alan chooses something selfish and impractical, it puts his relationship with Lyndsey on the line.||Walden|
|Of Course He's Dead||February 19, 2015||12.15||Charlie Harper is alive. Or is he?||Alan|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This is Amber Tamblyn's second season on the show.
- The season will feature the 250th episode.
- Walden and Alan adopt a 6 year old boy named Louis.
- This is the only season not to start in September.
- The finale is the only time CBS aired 2 episodes of the show in one night.