Back on the couch where Addison and Taye are talking, Francie sits down and cheerfully greets them with, "Hey ex-best friend, hey ex-husband." She's now in an awesome little red dress that maybe she had in the car when she drove from the office to the bar? I won't ask, I'll just admire it. They comment that she's drunk and she announces that soon she's going to want to dance, and then flits away. Once she's gone, Addison asks Taye what happened to them. He didn't cheat, they didn't fight, and nothing was wrong. "Honestly, it was bad, what I did. I have no good reason. I woke up one day, and I couldn't do it anymore. It wasn't even a choice. I had a thought, next thing you know, I'm burning it all down. I left her. I don't know why. I don't' know why. What kind of a person does that?" ABC is betting it's the kind of person we all want to learn more about and I have to say, of all of them he's probably my favorite of the new characters. Addison just tells him, "Hell if I know, and I did it too," and they both sit and wallow a little bit.
Amy is telling Kellerman about running into her ex at Whole Foods. In terms of being authentically L.A., forget the surfing -- the unexpected ex sighting at the Whole Foods is classic. His is a tale as old as the sun; he didn't believe in marriage and then after he and Amy broke up he took up with a young thing and married her in four months. She tries to laugh it off but her face finally cracks, and Kellerman explains, "It heads off rejection." She asks him what, and he says, "That's why I like the internet." He can't stand being rejected and she agrees, and they drink. It's really a shame the two of them don't just make out already. Come on, Amy, it's clearly in the stars!
Burke arrives at his apartment and finds his mama sitting at the table amidst a bunch of bridal magazines. She greets him but after taking a moment he yells at her for all of her, "I trust you" talk. He says that's her code for saying, "Learn from your mistakes." Before she can respond he argues ferociously that he's not making a mistake, and that Cristina hates change and doesn't know what's good for her. He leads, she follows, and she's grateful. Well yeah, that worked so well with your tremor, you controlling, manipulative, rageaholic. Mama says that she's pleased, and he interrupts again to say he's going to make Cristina happy, and that she's being a good sport about taking this big step and that she will be happy... it takes him a moment and he adds the telling word, "Someday." There's not liking change, and there's your boyfriend forcing you into marriage when clearly it's not something you've ever led him to believe you want. But Burke has a hard time seeing these tiny subtleties. And Mama, who is smarter than he thinks she is, finally answers, "If you are so sure, why are you yelling at me!" They stare each other down, but he doesn't answer.