Anger Management Recap: Season 1 Episode 3 ‘Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation’ 7/5/12

Anger Management Recap: Season 1 Episode 3 'Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation' 7/5/12

Tonight on FX is an all new episode of Anger Management. On tonight’s show Charlie challenges his group to do thirty-six hours of sleep deprivation therapy. If you missed last week’s double premiere episode called, “Charlie Goes Back To Therapy” and “Charlie & The Slumpbuster”, we have a full and detailed recap for you here.

On last week’s episode the premiere, Charlie returned to therapy after an unpleasant encounter with his ex-wife’s new boyfriend. Later, a forgettable woman from Charlie’s past showed up as a new patient in his group therapy.  Charlie Sheen stars as Charlie Goodson, a former baseball player who lost his job due to rage and is now a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management.

On tonight’s show Charlie challenges his group to do thirty-six hours of sleep deprivation therapy so that their “inhibitions come down and the truth comes out” – except the result turns out to be the exact opposite.

Meanwhile news was released today that Comedy Central UK has acquired exclusive British broadcast rights to the Charlie Sheen-starring series Anger Management.

Anger Management which premiered last week on FX drew 5.47 million viewers, becoming cable’s most-watched primetime scripted comedy series premiere in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demo.

Tonight’s episode is going to be another hilarious Charlie Sheen moment, that you won’t want to miss, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of FX’s Anger Management tonight at 9PM EST!  While you wait for our recap hit the comments and let us know what you thought of last week’s premiere of Anger Management!

Tonight’s recap: Off to group therapy we go, Charlie style.  He is discussing the benefits of sleep deprivation therapy and how peoples walls naturally come down when tired.  He is trying to get Nolan, Ed and the rest to join him for a weekend deprivation workshop.  They are less then thrilled and contemplating whether or not alcohol is allowed.

Charlie’s daughter Sam is freaking out because she had to empty her pockets before an algebra test and now everyone saw her assortment of good luck charms which include a pouch of baby teeth.  Kate strolls in as Sam goes to her room and Charlie and Kate are contemplating the smartness of him doing this sleep deprivation study in his home.

One of his patients is filming a segment about his deep rooted anger and they call him on his fakeness. Everything he says is a lie and he “acts” for his video time.  They are beginning to show signs of exhaustion with darting eyes and bouts of euphoria.  One patient is trying to score a pizza date in the kitchen with Lacey, the resident hottie.  They sit down and he begins talking to his fork.  Charlie comes in and Lacey kisses him several times and is aggressively pushing for a hook up right there.  The quote of the episode comes from her, “I’m going to get a tattoo of you someplace special and if you grow a beard it’ll be perfect.”

 Charlie escapes by hauling her and everyone else into group.  Lacey continues hitting on Charlie in front of everyone.  She says she uses love to get sex because love is meaningless but sex lasts forever.   She realizes she has anger issues from when her dad left when she was a kid.

While in the moment the experiment seemed to go badly, it actually did break down some walls.  That counts as progress, right?