March 06, 2012 3:29pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'Happy Endings': Dave and Alex Face the Morning After (Exclusive Video)
The team behind Happy Endings seems dead set against any predictable romantic turns for the core group -- especially where Dave (Zach Knighton) is concerned.
Breaking up at the alter in the pilot, and ignoring subtle hints of lingering feelings since, Dave and former fiancee Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) wound up in bed together at the end of last week's episode.
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The development comes just a few months after the story seemed to start moving in the direction of Dave pairing up with Penny (Casey Wilson). At the time, showrunners David Caspe and Jonothan Groff told The Hollywood Reporter that the dynamics in a groups of friends were always subject to change.
"I don't think people should freak out that we're radically going to throw over Penny's character or Dave's or Penny's relationship with Alex," Groff told THR. "We just like having the reality that in a group of friends everything at some point get considered from a different angle."
This angle may be a familiar one.
In a clip from Wednesday's episode, exclusive to THR, Dave and Alex go over the events of the drunken night before. Dave chooses to confront the issue head-on, while Alex seems to be in denial and Skylar the mannequin does her best to mediate.
Watch the clip above, and see the full episode on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
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