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American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior: Breakthrough

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April 9, 2012

Before we get to the show, I hope you saw The Celebrity Apprentice last night. I have been doing a weekly recap of that show for one and only one reason: Paul Senior. And while he was in a feud early on with George Takei, it was last night where he made his greatest contribution. Here he is, acting in a commercial in a dramatic role, really stretching his chops in a role that is very foreign to him, a father.

This is why you must watch that show. Amazing! He looks so normal, so calm, so un -Paul Senior that words fail me. But you guys are never at a loss for words. Leave me your best comments and captions for that picture and I will come up with some sort of prize for the best.

 American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior Breakthrough
After receiving a puzzling text from Mikey, Senior calls Junior to make amends. PJD starts a build for Newmont Mining while OCC unveils a bike for CIMA Green. Then, Junior asks Senior for a face-to-face meeting, sans cameras.

A puzzling text from Mikey? I don’t believe it, he is usually so well-thought out.

Anyway, the last time we saw Paul Senior he was not wearing a sweater or reading a book, he was stalking his sons. He went to Mikey’s “art” studio, no Mikey. Went to Paulie’s house, no Paulie. Where in the world will Carmen I mean Paul Senior show up next? Let’s watch.

OCC is still working on the double build for CIMA Green, a pair of street-legal bio-diesel bikes.

Meanwhile, Vinnie and Mikey (yeah, what a representative)  are taking a client meeting in Nevada with Newmont Gold Mining Corp, a gold refinery. They got to see gold poured into bricks, worth thousands of dollars. They were way down underground, in a mine. If your only experience with mines is with trapped miners from south America, this is way more high-tech. Mikey and Vinnie got to set off some explosives, and Mikey and dynamite is a scary combination.

Over at OCC, Senior called Rick in to decipher a text from Mikey: “U lie, stay away  from me please.” Very mature. I feel sorry for Rick getting dragged into the middle of that. Senior manages to come across as sad and sympathetic but then you need to remember this:

PJD’s mining bike is going to incorporate tools and mining equipment. Paulie wants a rugged, tough looking bike.

Meanwhile, if it were not for cell phones where would the Teutuls be? Paul Senior left Paulie a message saying that he had tried to see him and, more importantly, that he loved him. How will Paulie respond? The episode description seems to have given it away: Junior asks Senior for a face-to-face meeting, sans cameras.  No cameras. Smart move.

Meanwhile, a mystery at PJD: who broke the hydraulic press? Vinnie suspects Cody and Petey. Cody denies any knowledge but he implies it is Pete. My own mystery: who is this Petey kid? But who is on the case? Mikey. After all, there is nothing else for him to do.

BTW: It is 9:45 and as usual, the big tease remains just that, a big tease. As usual discovery builds a show around some sort of family tension and then ignores it for most of the show.

Also BTW: You might want to stick around because next is the debut of the new Jesse James program, Outlaw Garage. Seriously, you knew his appearance in the build-off had to lead to that.

9:51. Commercial break. Still have not seen Paulie’s reaction to Senior’s message.

9:54. The bio-diesel bikes get unveiled.

9:57. Paulie finally listens to the message. He decides to see his father in person. About time. anyway, he leaves Senior a message and it just begs the question, do any of them ever answer their phone?

NEXT WEEK:
American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior A Meeting is Set
OCC starts a 1970’s themed build for MyPillow while PJD puts the finishing touches on a bike for Newmont Mining. Then, there is promise that all the family drama could finally end as Senior and Junior agree to meet in person.

BUT THE BIGGER NEWS: Deadliest Catch premiers tomorrow!

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