Episode 15 – Homer Alone
Couch Gag – This time we return to the gymnastics pyramid with Maggie on top.
Plot Synopsis – While Marge spends a couple of days at Rancho Relaxo after she has a breakdown, Bart and Lisa stay with Patty and Selma, and Homer stays at home to take care of Maggie.
What is going on really – We start with Bart and Homer in full Willie Coyote an Road Runner style chase around the house as we see how Marge prepares the house the day with all the jobs she must go through.
When Marge snaps it becomes major news story blocking off the bridge with Homer needing to take her down. Marge goes to Rancho Relaxo to have a deserved break with Homer having to look at Maggie and the house alone. Bart and Lisa get thrown into living with Patty and Selma an experience they will never forget.
When Maggie escapes, overnight Homer goes on a frantic search for her, but Maggie misses Marge going in search all over Springfield for her. With this happening the family learns to look at Marge more.
Final Thoughts – This episode does have an important message but does also show that sometimes the show has too much going on at times. We don’t get enough focus on the certain elements of the character’s decisions of brief look at things.