Jenny McCarthy returns to 'Two and a Half Men'; Same Courtney, new con

mccarthy-cbs.jpgThe more things change on "Two and a Half Men" the more they stay the same.

Jenny McCarthy returned Monday (Oct. 10) as the nefarious con-artist Courtney, and this time her mark is Walden Schmidt ( Ashton Kutcher).

When last we saw Courtney, she was on her way to lock up after grifting Charlie out of $50,000. With Schmidt, she's found the Moby Dick of potential con victims.

She quickly worms her way into the Malibu mansion and into Schmidt's life by shaking what God and her plastic surgeon gave her. And Schmidt, who is looking for love in its sincerest sense, falls under her spell.

But lucky for Schmidt and his wallet, Alan ( Jon Cryer) has seen Courtney in action. He solicits the help of Bridget ( Judy Greer) and thwarts whatever money-syphoning plan Courtney had.

Schmidt returns the favor by letting Alan live in the beach house for as long as he wants.

And thus, things are back where we started from, just without Charlie Sheen.

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