Fade up on the Brown House. Ephram sets the table for dinner, as Irv tells us, "The winds of change -- sometimes they're a gentle breeze; a welcome relief; sometimes a brief gust quickly forgotten. But other times, they blow in like a foul and devastating gale, blazing a path of destruction, which leaves us holding on for dear life." Delia sullenly watches her brother work. Treat enthuses, "Mmm! Something sure smells good!" Something also smells like bullshit. Pan over to the kitchen, where an older woman pulls something out of the oven, claiming it's a "Hammerhill specialty." Delia looks on in disgust, as she should -- the pan contains "Tuna Surprise." Heh. "Surprise! It's disgusting!" Or, if one were Jessica Simpson: "Surprise! It's chicken!" Ephram asks Treat if this was really the best he could do. Treat: "Wasn't given much notice, was I?" Hey, is it really Ephram's fault that he got involved with the babysitter and now everything's gone to shit? Oh, wait...it totally is. Delia gets ready to chop vegetables for the salad. Mrs. Hammerhill stops her. Delia: "But I always get to chop!" Mrs. Hammerhill tells her, "Not on my watch. Knives and children don't mix." Delia complains that Madison always let her chop. Treat explains that Mrs. Hammerhill has different rules. Which, if he had any balls at all, could be changed at the parent's discretion. He goes on to say, "Since Madison's not coming any more..." Delia glares accusingly at Ephram and says, "It's not MY fault Madison's not coming." Ephram pouts. Mrs. Hammerhill tells Treat that the casserole will be done in ten minutes, and she'll see them tomorrow. Treat invites her to stay for dinner, but she says she doesn't dine with her "charges." Treat: "'Charges'? Oh, we're really not that formal around here." Mrs. Hammerhill notes that that's readily apparent. Shu'p, Hammerhill. She tells Delia that she'll meet her at the bus stop the next afternoon. Delia's all, "No, you really don't have to. REALLY. It's just one block!" Hammerhill pulls that "maybe in my day, so dangerous in these modern times" crap, and brisks her way out. Ugh. Treat snarks to Delia, "Well, at least we don't have to worry about Ephram dating her." Delia is not amused, and we fade to the credits.
Diner. Treat whines to Nina about his sad life. Nina reminds Treat that he's not the one who just broke up with Madison. Treat says he wishes it were, so he could just "knock back a bottle of Glenlivet" and be done with it. Nina assures him that Ephram will be all right soon enough; she advises him to sneak a few extra boxes of Kleenex in his room for late-night crying jags. Aw. Patch walks in for his lunch, pointedly ignoring Treat and taking his lunch to go. When he leaves, Nina asks Treat, "So is that what happens when you two see each other on the playground?" Hee. Treat says Patch could have spoken to him just as easily. Nina tells him to just apologize already, because the two of them are happiest when they have each other to kick around. And make out with. Treat says he won't apologize for doing what any other doctor would have done under the circumstances, and if Patch wants to stay mad, he doesn't care. Nina's like, "Whatever, DOCTOR."