In the Life in Pieces episode “Crytunes Divorce Tablet Ring,” several secrets and major announcements are revealed. While Matt (Thomas Sadoski) drops a bomb at his and Colleen’s (Angelique Cabral) book party, his parents John (James Brolin) and Joan (Dianne Wiest) let their 35-year-old secret fly. It involves Joan’s old friend Carol.
Carol is portrayed by Nora Dunn. The Saturday Night Live alumna (The Sweeney Sisters with the late great Jan Hooks was one of her best) is known for her recent roles on Entourage (Dr. Marcus), New Girl (Schmidt’s mother Louise), Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Amanda), and Bones (Tess Brown), among others. The Life in Pieces two-episode season finale will air March 31 at 8:30pm and 9pm on CBS.