If I'm sticking with my "Star Trek" movies theory for "Bored to Death," where I enjoy the even-numbered episodes but not the odd-numbered ones, then I guess "The Case of the Missing Screenplay" would be "The Search for Spock." Not only is it third in the series, but it's the only odd-numbered one that kinda/sorta worked for me. Even though they ditched the faux-private eye schtick for the week, there were amusing cameos from Oliver Platt, Jim Jarmusch and Denis O'Hare (as the pushy shrink). Not a highlight, but not as true-to-the-title as the pilot, either.
What did everybody else think?