Lingchi – Goldie grapples with Marty and Eli over creative control; the comics rally around Bill; Nick is forced to make a fateful decision after being given an ultimatum from his agent; Barton and Teddy’s scheming could spell disaster for Adam.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “The Return”
Goldie pitches an idea at her weekly poker game, which Eli believes he can sell. Nick returns after a long and mysterious hiatus, causing friction between Cassie and Bill. Adam starts a new handyman job and quickly learns there’s more to the gig than was promised. A visit from Ralph’s Vietnam buddy forces him to confront things better left buried.
Sugar and Spice – Goldie’s ex-husband shows up and asks her for a favor; a female fan shows her love for Eddie in an unusual fashion; Cassie has a revelation when Bill takes her to an exclusive party at the Riot House; Adam meets his comedy idol; Cassie wrestles with what it means to be a woman in the comedy world.
The Cost of a Free Buffet – Goldie is forced to make a tough decision when her oldest friend visits; Edgar tries to get back into Goldie’s good graces after defying her; Cassie tests some controversial new material; Adam, Eddie and Ron join forces to take down a ventriloquist; Bill tries to keep his father and sister entertained on their vacation.