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Better With You: Better with Lying

On the eve of Mia and Casey's engagement party, Maddie gets a feeling that the oh so romantic and charming story Mia has been regaling everyone with about how she and Casey met isn't true; and Mia starts to doubt her sister's story that she and Ben met while building houses for the poor. Meanwhile, Vicky and Joel, who have always said they met chasing a foul ball at a baseball game, have the engagement party at their country club and realize they can save some money at the same time by promoting Joel's campaign for the club's treasurer.

Source: ABC

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 2J5803
Airdate: Wednesday April 20th, 2011
Special Airtime: 08:30 pm

Director: Andy Cadiff
Writer: Greg Malins

Guest Stars
Loanne BishopLoanne Bishop
As Elaine Dickinson
Michael J. SilverMichael J. Silver
As Mark

Co-Guest Stars
Symba SmithSymba Smith
As Hostess
Main Cast
Kurt FullerKurt Fuller
As Joel Putney
Josh CookeJosh Cooke
As Ben Coles
Joanna GarciaJoanna Garcia
As Mia Putney
Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
As Maddie Putney
Debra Jo RuppDebra Jo Rupp
As Vicky Putney
Jake LacyJake Lacy
As Casey Davenport


The scene opens with Casey and Ben in the Putney Summer Home where Casey and Ben are in the basement. Ben tells that they are sleeping on their backs and no spooning. Casey tells that it was cold, but Ben tells that it is not going to happen. He asks how they got in the situation to begin with. The scene flashbacks to six months ago where Casey and Mia are having Chinese food and Mia tells that they are going to be having their engagement party and that they are going to have to tell a good story on how they met. Casey asks what is wrong with the way they did meet and Mia tells that they have to lie. She tells that her parents turn on her boyfriends quickly. She tries to snap, but can’t. Casey tells her that he is the bringer of grandchildren and they are going to love him. She tells that they did like her other boyfriends but one didn’t like dogs and Vicky made him eat at the kid table and the other boyfriend got busted drinking in the park and they pasted a picture of Kelsey Grahmer over his. Casey tells that he gets nervous when he is lying and calls people by weird nicknames. Mia tells that Maddie and Ben met building houses for the poor and her parents met at Yankee Stadium where they were holding the same fowl ball. Casey tells that was a good story. She tells that they have to be better. Casey calls Mia “Ladybug” and says that he is nervous already. Back at the summer home, Casey wishes he never lied...

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Episode Notes
This episode was originally scheduled to air an entire 6 months earlier on October 20th.

This episode was originally scheduled to air on March 23rd.

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