Joan and Adam walk up to her door as Joan says, "This has been, like, the best night of my entire life, Adam." He smiles: "Yeah." She stops on the doorstep and says, "Um well, I -- I know you're going to come inside, but do you think maybe we could do the goodnight kiss thing out here first?" Adam is, of course, agreeable to that. They lean in slowly and start kissing; Joan puts her hand on his shoulder and then touches his chin as Adam brings his hand to the side of Joan's face, too. Then she gently reaches back and curls her hand around his as their lips separate. You know, it's going on a year. Shouldn't these two have discovered tongue by now?
They go inside as Joan calls toward the kitchen, "Mom! The place was so good. I stole a roll for you!" Helen's on the sofa looking grim. She stands and turns toward them. Joan spots Helen and says, "Hey!" She sees her mother's expression and says, "What?" Helen just tries to steel herself: "Honey " Joan: "Oh, God. Is it -- is it Dad?" Helen walks toward her: "No, he's fine. It's it's Judith." Joan looks at Adam. Helen: "It's serious."
Joan, Helen, and Adam arrive at the hospital and find Judith's mother there alone, worried. Joan and Helen sit down on either side of her and Joan asks how Judith is. Fran: "They don't know. They operated, but there's so much internal bleeding. They tried to stop it, but --" Joan hastens to reassure Fran that Judith will be okay: "She'll be fine. It's Judith." Well even a cat eventually uses up its nine lives. Fran tells Helen that her husband's coming back from the conference, but can't get a plane out until tomorrow: "But I'll -- I'll be fine." Helen says they'll stay with her. A doctor comes up and says that Judith's awake and seems to be stable "for the moment," and asks, "Is one of you Joan?" She tells Joan that Judith's been asking for her and that she should only stay a few minutes. Joan looks at Fran, who says, "I was just with her. You go. She'll be glad to see you." Joan gets up and takes Adam's hand, and they walk toward Judith's room. Adam shoots some worried glances over his shoulder at Judith's mother.