When we last dropped in on Jonathan Ames – New York writer, romantic, unlicensed private detective – he was taking a pounding in the boxing ring while still licking his (more painful) breakup wounds. Now that his second novel has been completed (and rejected), Jonathan is augmenting his income by moonlighting as a creative-writing teacher, while taking on some new, desperate clients, ranging from a kinky policeman to the publishing rival of his sexagenarian pal, George Christopher. How he solves anything is a mystery.
01 - Escape From the Dungeon!
Jonathan is hired by a cop with an S&M fetish, George is told to make do with less and Ray fails a yoga test.
02 - Make it Quick, Fitzgerald!
Jonathan gets a job working for George’s rival and Ray vows to win back Leah.
03 - The Gowanus Canal has Gonorrhea!
George gets sobering news, Jonathan is kidnapped.
04 - Ive Been Living Like a Demented God
Jonathan is hired by a junkie professor, George tries to cheat a drug test and Ray profits from his super comic character.
05 - Forty-Two Down!
Jonathan’s good intentions involving a poet/limo driver backfire and Ray meets with Kevin Bacon.
06 - The Case of the Grievous Clerical Error
Leah hires Jonathan to find “Little Ray” and George faces an uncertain future as he heads to surgery.
07 - Escape From the Castle
A dermatologist embroils Jonathan in a Romeo-and-Juliet scenario at an Asian health spa.
08 - Super Ray is Mortal
Ray is imperiled by a mad stalker, George makes a stand at work and Jonathan has another battle with his nemesis, Louis Greene (John Hodgman).