Casa Pratfall. Susan brings Julie's laundry into her room, and Julie very, very quickly signs off AIM. Susan doesn't notice this because she is self-involved, and instead just announces, "Mike wants babies." Oh, dear. Welcome to the Inappropriate Parent/Child Conversation Hour. Susan adds that Mike has got that look that men get. Apparently, this looks says, "I'm ready to procreate, point me to the nearest cervix." Susan, dear, no man has ever had a look that said anything involving the word "cervix." Julie asks if this is a problem, and Susan wails that she can't have another baby. She loves Julie and doesn't regret having her, but she found parenting "completely overwhelming," and often wonders how she got through it. "You and me, both," Julie snarks, and suggests that Susan tell Mike how she feels. Susan whines that she really loves Mike and doesn't want to lose him. SUSAN! This is a conversation you have with a girlfriend! Not your teen daughter! Don't ever indicate to your teen daughter that you might do something you're not interested in -- especially when that something is HAVING A BABY -- just to KEEP A MAN. MY GOD. Julie says that Mike might rather have Susan than a baby. Well, I doubt that. The person who wants the baby will always want the baby and then will resent not getting to have the baby and then the couple will get a divorce. Wanting a baby is generally one of those things that is non-negotiable. ["On the other hand, Susan is herself kind of a baby, so maybe that will be Mike's compromise. She often looks like she could use a refresher course in things like how to walk, how to burp, and how not to soil herself." -- Wing Chun] Susan wonders what if Mike wouldn't rather have Susan than a baby. "Well, that's something you need to know," Julie tells her. Susan nods.
Episode Report CardJessica: B- | 599 USERS: C+
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