Quick spoilers for tonight's "Hung" coming up just as soon as I enter through your subconscious...
On the Ray front, we got to learn that a man who'd be his own pimp has a fool for a hooker, and we got a payoff to the joke from a few episodes ago where Ray gave Mrs. Koontz some of Tanya's Lyric Bread, apparently not realizing what messages were in it. But overall, his half of the episode felt like the show is spinning its wheels a bit on the Jemma storyline. We all know that he's kidding himself, that she's stringing him along, and that it's going to end badly, and at this point it's only a question of waiting to see how bad the end will be.
Tanya's story was more interesting, and I'm not just saying that because I was once state forensics champ in Humorous Interpretation(*). Rhea Perlman as Tanya's intellectual mom is casting against type, but she nailed every judgmental note, and it was nice to see that Pierce's "project" was a success in the end. I thought it was a particularly good touch to have Jane Adams play that final scene as if Tanya were regressing back to the 14-year-old who wrote the ant poem, lying on the bed, feet up, as she pondered what to write about the way the light was hitting the dust.
(*) Hi, my name is Alan, and I'm a geek.
We deliberately didn't get a lot of Ray and Tanya together in this one, but I hope that's only a short-term situation. To me, "Hung" is at its strongest when the two Janes are bouncing off each other.
What did everybody else think?