'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist': Joan tells Zoey to keep family as a priority, fans say she's episode's 'MVP'

This week, Joan returned the favor by being there for Zoey when she needed it the most on 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist'


                            'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist': Joan tells Zoey to keep family as a priority, fans say she's episode's 'MVP'
'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' (Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)

Joan (Lauren Graham) won the hearts of fans and viewers after she opened up about the loss of her own mother and stood by Zoey's (Jane Levy) side when she needed it the most. 

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Season 1 returned on Sunday night (April 26) for an all-new episode titled, 'Zoey's Extraordinary Mother'. Last week we saw a lot go down in Zoey's life. Max (Skylar Astin) decides to stay with the sixth floor and help them with The Chirp. Zoey's father's health is deteriorating. She and Simon decide to take it slow. 

Back again this week, Zoey and Simon's (John Clarence Stewart) romance was put on hold, as it was more of a family situation this week. With Mitch's (Peter Gallagher) health getting worse by day, Zoey and her family decide it time they start to prepare for his demise which is approaching. 

Zoey has always looked out for her friends and family throughout the season. One among the people who Zoey helped is Joan, her boss at SPRQ Point. This week, Joan returned the favor by being there for Zoey when she needed it the most. She realizes she's having a hard time concentrating on work because of her father's health. So Joan gives Zoey the rest of the day off. 

Joan and Zoey's relationship evolved over this season, and tonight their conversation left fans emotional. After giving Zoey the day off, in the evening, Joan invites Zoey for drinks. That's when she opened up about the death of her own mother, and how she coped with the loss. She also helped Zoey understand the importance of family over work. 

"Work might seem like it's the most important thing, but you will never get this time back," Joan told Zoey. Watching how much Joan's character has developed over the past few episodes. 

Taking to Twitter, fans affirm that Joan was the "MVP (Most Valuable Player)" of tonight's episode. "I really love how Zoey and Joan’s relationship has evolved into such a supportive REAL friendship," a fan wrote. While another shared, "Joan was the MVP of this episode. Love Joan!! #zoeysplaylist 1x11." 

"Zoey and Joan are everything and I really need more girls nights! #ZoeysPlaylist," a fan said. Adding to that another said, "Wow gotta love how supportive Joan is for Zoey! #ZoeysPlaylist." 

"'Zoey you’ve been there for me. Now I’m going to be there for you.' As much as Joan is a hard ass, deep down she cares. #ZoeysPlaylist #femalefriendships," a fan said. 

"You've been there for me. Let me be there for you WE LOVE SUPPORTIVE JOAN BENNETT #ZoeysPlaylist," a fan added. 

Next week, 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' will return for its season finale only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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