No previouslies, which is odd in a show that has so many ongoing storylines. Instead, we open on Nick and Lisa in couples counseling. She's bitching about how Nick's essentially the Darlings' nanny, since they're a bunch of babies living in the world's largest playpen. And his nanny duties leave nothing, which she emphasize with "and I mean nothing," which seems to imply he's not really fulfilling his marital obligations if you know what I'm saying. And if you don't know what I'm saying, I mean sex. Nick makes a case for himself, saying how supportive he's been of her wanting to open an art gallery (he'll prove to be a hypocrite about this later). Nick's phone rings during the session, and it really annoys Lisa (she'll prove to be a hypocrite about this later). Nick promises that after Patrick's campaign and Letitia's trial, everything will be better. The therapist tells them that, even though things are bad, the fact that they're being honest about their unhappiness is good. I am not sure that's true, but I'm not a therapist, and I don't even play one on TV, so I won't try to diagnose soap opera characters. Nick gets another phone call, this time from Brian Jr., and he thinks he better take it. Because, seriously, who can resist Brian Jr.?
At a shiny table at the Darlings', Andrea and Brian are screaming at each other while Brian Jr. sits there watching. Andrea says Brian kidnapped their son; Brian says he didn't; she says Brian planted the idea; Brian says "the pygmy" has a mind of his own. After all of that progress last week, they're back to screaming at each other? That's unfortunate. I have to say, though, that not many people could pull off screaming and calling their child a "pygmy," and make it endearing. Somehow Brian manages. But Brian Jr. interrupts his screaming parents to tell them that he wants to be with both of them, and that's why he called Nick, who's standing at the end of the table watching Brian and Andrea with judgment and disgust. You know, because his relationship with his daughter's mom is the picture of health. Brian Jr. wants to stay in New York while he has some time off school in Brazil, so he can split his time. Andrea doesn't think Nick's a fair arbitrator, but Nick says he's not partial to Brian. He's partial to his nephew, because he had to live through his own parents' crap. He tells them they're both adults and need to act like it, and figure this out. Then he leaves. I'm not sure he did too much, lawyerly, there, or uncle-ly either, since he walks off and lets Brian and Andrea continue to scream at each other in front of Brian Jr., who you can tell is so sick of it all.