Nick and Karen are in the car on the way to rescue Kiki when she asks why Brian's not coming. He's not his half-brother's keeper. Karen's phone rings, and she answers it, looks shocked then smiles and acts normal, all, "Okay. Thanks. Bye." Nick asks who it was, and she says it's her New York doctor who did her physical, just calling to confirm that her lady parts are good to go. She looks worried.
Watley joins Patrick at a table in a restaurant, and jumps in asking if Tripp's running low on whipping boys. Patrick tells Watley it's quite the opposite, and he thinks he understands what Watley meant earlier. Watley's all, "You do? Really?" Patrick says of course, since he's been subjected to a lifetime of bullying from his father and he can't be the only one. Patrick knows Tripp won't apologize, but he hopes Watley will accept his. They shake hands and Watley accepts and laughs. Patrick hopes this means they can move forward. So does Watley, and he reaches out and rubs Patrick's hand. Patrick's all, "The hell?!" Watley thought Patrick understood what Tripp had on him. Patrick's all, "You have a wife and children." Watley, "And you have a thing for transsexuals." Patrick says, "Yeah, with female parts. I'm not gay." I like how they've dismissed Carmelita as Patrick having a thing for transsexuals, as if it wasn't her he loved. Watley apologizes for the confusion, says he's still not changing his vote, and leaves. Patrick mutters that that went well. I love John Schneider for playing against type for that one.
Nick shows up at a house on a green-screened lake and makes Karen wait in the car. Kiki greets him with a hug. Lisa looks surprised to see him and asks why he's doing this. He says it's his weekend. Kiki can't believe he drove all the way here for her. Some hunky guy comes out the front door and tells Lisa it's "ten minutes to dinnertime, Babydoll." Lisa introduces them, and Nick takes Lisa aside. He asks what the hell this is and she says he's her client. He says unless she's a prostitute, he's more than that, what with "Babydoll." She says they're getting along, and that they've been separated for two months so she's allowed to date. Nick says she didn't tell him she was taking their daughter and she took her across state lines. She says she's not on the stand. She tells him to talk about getting in bed with your clients. He says he's not going to cause a scene, for Kiki's sake. But he says they both know the most Lisa can hope for now is 50 percent custody, which is what he's wanted all along. Nick tells Kiki since she's having fun, he'll leave her here and see her when she's back in the city. They hug and she tells him she loves him. He leaves.
Simon exits a building in New York. Nola approaches him and asks what he said to Jeremy about her. She shows him a black eye. Simon asks what happened, and she says Jeremy came screaming at her about plotting against the family, and then he hit her. Simon sends his guy to go start the car. He assures Nola he didn't tell Jeremy to do that. Not at all. He tries to leave, and she calls him back. He tells her he's under a lot of pressure she knows nothing about, so if she wants to make it easy, she should stay away from Jeremy. He walks away and his car blows up. Nola: "That was meant for you." Really, Nola? Powerful observational skills there. Were you a lawyer or something?
On the plane on the way back, Brian's thoughtful. Nick asks if Mei-Ling lightened his mood. He says she changed it and asks if Nick wants to hear all the dirty details. He says she came to the motel, he invited her in, she took off her coat, they sat on the bed for twenty minutes, seventeen of which he talked about Andrea. And that was it. He says he couldn't go through with it. He tried with those last three minutes, but "the monster wouldn't come to life." Nick thinks it's for the best, and that Brian's one step closer to committing to something, someone he loves. Brian asks what about Nick and Karen. He says it would be weird for him and Karen to have a kid, but it wouldn't be the worst thing that ever happened. Not exactly an endorsement, now, is it?
Nick drops Karen off at her bed later. She says it was exhausting, and thanks him for the lift. She tries to crash out, and he tells her he knows what it was like wanting a child -- that he and Lisa tried for four months. He remembers lying in bed wanting this little person who wouldn't show up. Karen tells him that him knowing how she feels is a real consolation. He says he's trying to tell her he loves her. Her face softens. He goes on that he's open to being her baby daddy. She stammers, "You're open to it?" He says he's open to it, if they take things slow. Karen: "Like going out?" He says maybe they'll get there sooner than either of them thinks. She gets teary. He asks what's wrong. She says nothing, but that was really sweet. He kisses her, tells her to get some sleep, and leaves. She cries into her bed. Letitia comes in and asks what's wrong. Karen: "I'm pregnant." Letitia can't believe how efficient those sperm banks are. She says it isn't the sperm bank. The doctor who gave her the physical called and told her. Letitia: "With Simon's baby?" Karen says yes, and they hug and moan and cry.