Last week, we met Melissa's father and learned about her incarcerated sister. But what about her brother-in-law? Last night's episode was all about the hunt for fugitive Louis Scanlon and the innocents left destitute in his wake. WTF?

If that seems ridiculously heady for a laugh-tracked family sitcom, well, it is. But in this clip, you'll see that the show approaches the topic with its usual silliness and irreverence. Tessa, a former co-worker of Joey's, is secretly helping him track Scanlon, their former employer. Because this is a sitcom, though, the story quickly becomes "OMG, is that your girlfriend?!"

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Strange? Yes. But you have to give the show credit for trying something different instead of jumping quickly into a tired "will-they-or-won't-they" plot with Melissa and Joey themselves.