And yet they still have dinner! Many awkward glasses of wine later, Abbie takes it upon her therapist self to stage an intervention. Rule No. 1 of an intervention: We don't come from a place of judgment, we come from a place of love. Abbie interprets this rule to mean that it's perfectly okay to call Cate and Baze morons. Mrs. Bazile steps in with a gentler touch, saying the families have some concerns. Cate's mom chips in that they're not ready to be parents. And her wine glass is literally filled to the brim. Amazing. Cate throws it in her mom's face that she's a drunk who's been married four times. Mr. Bazile throws dirt onto the pile with his officiousness and judgy wudginess, driving Lux to a blatant and desperate attempt to extract herself from the table by offering to get some water. And I quote, "You can never over hydrate!" Then she runs out. So they all go back and forth for a while about how ill-suited Cate and Baze are suited to parenting. Somewhere along the way Cate's mom generously offers to help out with Lux, and things gets personal when Mrs. Bazile insinuates -- then outright says -- Cate's mom was a shitty parent. Cate jumps to her mom's defense by pointing out that the Baziles produced Baze. In his greatest moment of self-delusion yet, Mr. Bazile self-importantly proclaims that he and his are the only people in the room qualified to be parents. He starts rattling off why everyone in the room besides him sucks, hitting the pinnacle by accusing Cate of not telling Baze she was pregnant. She looks at Baze with hurt in her eyes, and he comes clean that he actually knew.
Not content to leave his son down in the dirt, Mr. Bazile takes this as proof Baze didn't actually grow up and announces he's taking the bar. Baze finally lets out 32 years of building resentment. He dresses his dad down for never believing him. He says he lied 16 years ago, and he lied yesterday, because he was scared and didn't want to disappoint his dad. Now he knows there was never another option. He says the only reason he came to this forsaken dinner was to regain his only means of supporting his child, which is what dad's do -- except Mr. Bazile never supported him. Mr. Bazile shoots back that he supported Baze every day of his life, but Baze says he didn't do it in the one way he needed. He supported him financially but most of the time just made him feel worthless. Oooooh, and then he gets riled up. He rips off his (clip-on) tie and undoes his top button. He says that he wanted to become a dad to Lux because he didn't want to turn his back on her -- "the way that you..." He trails off. So his dad starts barking at him all the accusations that he totally knows he deserves but figures if he says them meanly enough they'll just sound like Baze is whining. He really gets off on it, but his tirade is interrupted when Cate hears the roar of a motorcycle in the driveway. She and Baze run off, leaving the two families to share a delightful dessert service.