The audience at last night‘s taping of “Two and a Half Men” — the first without Charlie Sheen — saw the much anticipated funeral scene, guest stars, and Ashton Kutcher … but did NOT learn how Charlie’s character dies.
According to sources at the taping of the premiere episode … the audience only saw parts of the funeral scene — featuring Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Melanie Lynskey (Charlie‘s stalker, Rose), and Jenny McCarthy.
We’re told scenes were shot out of order … and in bits and pieces — apparently to preserve certain plot secrets like exactly how ‘Charlie Harper’ bites the dust. Our sources say some sort of “accident” is all that was mentioned in front of the audience — and multiple takes were taped … so no one could be sure what makes the final cut.
As for Ashton … most of the audience liked him. We’re told he and Cryer had good chemistry — and Ashton went out of his way to interact with the audience. At one point he snuck into the crowd and surprised a woman with a back rub.
At least one audience member said Ashton seemed dry and didn’t quite own the character. Can’t please ‘em all.