Finally the therapist gives Justin a "...wow" look before she yells for order, and after she makes a sarcastic comment about their family dynamic, Justin lays it out for them: the rest of them fight and make up constantly, and they live for that shit, and the reason they've always loved him is that he's the cute, happy, non-fighty one, so they never saw him for who he is...except Tommy, who was the biggest hard-ass re: Justin's drug use, and Justin thanks him for that, presumably because it wasn't condescending. He wants them to stop taking care of him and to call him on his shit, "and then we'll fight," the same way the rest of them fight, because he's not a baby. The rest of the Walkers look properly chastened as an unhappy trombone sends us into the break.
The next morning, Kevin wakes a cranky Kitty; he comes bearing coffee (wise move, my good man). He wants to talk about the job. Kitty explains that she couldn't not take it because of Kevin. He knows that; he just wants her to promise that she'll argue with McCallister whenever he's wrong. She promises, and also promises to do so with Kevin whenever he's wrong. A few cracks about gay men at the gym, and we're out.
At the dining room table, Gabe is grumping that Sarah isn't his mother, and Joe is telling him that, in that house, yes she is. Again, seems like that policy would have been made plain to Gabe like ten years ago when they got married, but: okay. Gabe gets pissy about the grounding he's taking, but Joe explains that Sarah loves him like a lioness protecting her cub, and grounding is protecting. And they decided on his punishment together. After Joe says this, he and Sarah exchange a Very Important Lesson look. Sarah outlines Gabe's punishment. Gabe is teenagerily graceless in response. His exit prompts Sarah to observe that Gabe hates her; Joe's like, no, he hates us both, and jokingly asks if she's happy now. She isn't; she says she needs a drink, and asks dryly if there's any vodka left. "Don't make me ground you," Joe snickers. Hee.
Holly comes into the office to find Nora packing up her desk. Holly asks why she's leaving, and Nora admits that she's "had some bad ideas" in her life, but this was one of the worst, "no offense." "None taken," Holly says gently, and apologizes for bringing up William at the board meeting: "It was insensitive, and..." "Passive-aggressive?" Nora supplies. Holly was nervous, "and it wasn't exactly a friendly audience." Nora remarks that she and Holly "had very different relationships with" William; it's not surprising that they talked about his work. Holly says that they didn't have much else to talk about; he kept the family private, and she didn't really want to know anyway -- or so she thought, before joining Ojai, but now she sees the Walker family, the way they interact, and she's envious. She never had that herself. "You always want what you can't have, I guess," Holly says, in a way that seems like she's trying to reach out, to give Nora a chance to act friendly. Nora isn't going for it, though: "Isn't that funny. I never did." Nora "smiles" broadly and picks up her box, headed for the door; Holly blinks, a little hurt. At the door, Nora turns to wish Holly luck, saying it seems like Holly's really got a knack for this stuff. Holly shrugs that she's "just an old working girl who seems to have gotten lucky" -- wouldn't have been my choice of words, I don't think -- and Nora says she thought actresses had assistants to do everything for them. Holly snorts that she was "almost unemployable," so she spent most of her time at temp jobs: "How do you think I learned how to type?" Nora, sounding faintly surprised, says she really doesn't know the first thing about Holly. Holly subtly offers the olive branch once again, saying who knows, maybe they'll become friends someday. Maybe, Nora says: "But...not today." Holly flinches.