Dial Meg for Murder
Meg goes to jail for hiding her boyfriend.
Season: 8 Episode: 11
Total Episode Count: 137
Prod. no.: 7ACX12
First Aired: January 31, 2010
Guest Starring: Chace Crawford, Allison Janney
Featuring: Meg Griffin, Brian
Also Appearing: Peter, Lois, Chris, Stewie, Joe, Rupert, Mayor Adam West, Tom Tucker, Diane Simmons, Connie DiMico, Gina, Doug, Herbert, Mort Goldman, Satan, Consuela, Rodrigo, Luke, Drunk Billy, Jeremy, Janine, Goofy, Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy
Director: Cyndi Tang
: Michael RundleWriters
: Alex Carter
, Andrew Goldberg Storyboarders
: Kurt Dumas
, Jonathan Gebhart Plot
Peter gets more than he bargained for when he joins the rodeo. Believing himself ready after practicing on Meg and Chris, he finds himself over-matched when he runs into a bear of a bull. Brian makes the acquaintance of the editor for Teen People and picks up a gig writing about the average American teenage girl. Following Meg as his subject, he finds she's sneaking off to the Quahog Adult Correctional Institute to converse with an inmate she made friends with as a pen pal.
Brian rats her out to the family and they don't want her to talk with him again. Later, he escapes and comes to Meg but Peter finds out and alerts Joe. He is captured and Meg goes to prison as an accessory for the escape. When she returns, the family finds she is harder and meaner. Fed up with the years of mistreatment, Meg decides to hold up Goldman's pharmacy to get the money she needs to leave. Brian intervenes and finds Meg believes no one cares about her. Brian shows her the story he wrote about her, proving that he cares for her just as she was. She is touched by his kindness and returns to normal relations with her family.