Walkers Al Fresco (see how handy?). Kevin and Chad dine by moonlight, and I'll say that the candlelight does the both them a whole lot of justice. Kevin gives Chad a copy of Letters To A Young Poet, and Chad magically quotes from it, handing us our episode title and saying the book is his "due north." They talk about the various difficulties of love, how Chad's never found it easy and how Kevin essentially either runs from it or finds it in the most monumentally unavailable men who may or may not be named "Chad." Chad smiles at Kevin and says, "You have no idea how available I am." I like Chad well enough, but I will say that he could have given William Walker a run for his money, manipulation-wise. I'm not saying it's malicious, but he's certainly mastered the push-pull on Kevin's emotions. He tells Kevin he's finally figured out who he wants to be, where he wants to go, and who he wants to be with. At this last one, Chad puts his hand on Kevin's. Right out in the open, there! Of course, it's a pretty classy restaurant, so the chances they'll get spotted by Perez Hilton are virtually nil, but it's a nice effort. Kevin shakes his head and looks at Chad, and you can actually see his resistance melt away. He was fighting a losing battle anyway.
Kevin gets home and answers his phone to find a drunken and jilted Michelle on the line. She tells Kevin she's calling because she likes him and she wants to warn him: this isn't the first time Chad's left a girlfriend for a dude. "He's gonna get real close to you and then he's gonna be tortured. And then he's gonna find some girl...like me...and you're never going to speak to him again." Kevin's pretty empathetic with Michelle, surmising that Chad seriously hurt her. "I'll be fine," she insists. "It's you I'm worried about." She hangs up and leaves Kevin with the age-old question: "Will my closeted boyfriend stay with me and stop retreating back to the warm embrace of the vagina?"
Whedon Family Therapy. Joel Grey is asking Joe how he feels about Sarah's off-camera revelation that she almost had an affair. They continue to argue, about Sarah being angry at Joe all the time, about Joe feeling like he gave up his old rocker lifestyle when he settled down and now that's apparently not enough, about Sarah feeling that they're too young to have effectively frozen each other out like this. It's heartbreaking, really, to listen to what they're saying. They love each other, yet they see their marriage slipping away from them, and they haven't the first clue how they can possible hold onto it. Joe finally turns to Joel Grey and asks why he can't help them. "You sit there, doing nothing! We're drowning!"