Adam Brody Visits Wife Leighton Meester at Work on 'Single Parents' (PHOTO)

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The O.C.-Gossip Girl crossover we never tire of is back in action this week!

Adam Brody drops in on real-life wife Leighton Meester for his second Single Parents appearance on Wednesday, October 9 as Derek, the wildly unreliable ex of her Angie. And we have your first, exclusive look at the still-shaggy, puppy dog-eyed loser from the outing, fitting titled "Derek Sucks."

From the looks of it, Derek has obviously earned that burn in the title, because it's a proven fact that whenever anyone who walked out on his ex and their kid shows up with a guitar, they are just the absolute worst.

Still, we'll allow it if it means getting Brody back on our screens and gives Meester the chance to play Angie as a spiraling mess trying to make sense of the guy's true motives for resurfacing.

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And speaking of downward trajectories, the episode also finds Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) and Douglas (Brad Garrett) attempting to embark on a second—and hopefully more successful—date following last week's dinner out that crashed and burned due to Douglas' heart attack.

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Single Parents, Wednesdays, 9:31/8:31c, ABC