In order to protect Joy, Earl finds himself in desperate need to take care of number forty-five on his list, „ditched Jessie to marry Joy." When Jessie, Earl's ex-girlfriend, returns to town hell bent on seeking revenge against Joy for causing Earl to leave her and knocking out her front teeth, Earl and Joy seek refuge in a lakeside retreat.
Jessie, however, cleverly weasels the secret location out of Randy enabling her to continue her pursuit.
original airdate--April 06,2006 rating--10.2 million
music--Theme song "What goes around, that comes around" by Nescobar-a-lop-lop @ The Camden Country Band
list--#145 Ditched Jessie to marry Joy.
Flashback: In 1999, Earl began to date a woman named Jessie, but got drunk after three weeks of their relationship and married Joy. Jessie tracked Earl down, and when she questioned why he had got married, Joy became irratated when she was being called whore by Jessie and punched Jessie, knocking out her teeth.
Goof: Earl refers to Jessie's truck as a Suburban, but when seen from the side, it is clearly a Chevrolet Blazer.
Trivia: The first episode where Earl does not complete even one item from his list. He attempts to, but is relieved of it by Joy, who took responsibility for the item in question, and subsequently crossed it off of Earl's list herself. ("Ditched Jesse and Married Joy").
You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things and then wonders why his life sucks? Well, that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting round the corner: karma. That's when I realized that I had to change, so I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and one by one I'm gonna make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.