The doorbell rings at Manning Manor. Lily finds Judy, Sam, and Jamian standing there. Jamian makes the same rude face he makes at everyone: a mix of suspicion and the certainty that they are insane. Sam looks like he's ready to gnaw off his leg to get out of there, and Judy is entirely, blissfully oblivious to it. Rick comes into the foyer and manages to elicit a smile from the brat. Jessie comes in and says hi, which also seems to put Jamian at ease. Zoe immediately pops in his face, blurting, "Hey, do you know anything about Zoo Tycoon?" Jamian widens his already disturbingly large eyes (he's like one of those kids in the velvet paintings with puppies and kittens, isn't he?) and says he got it for Christmas. That's good enough for Zoe, who ushers him upstairs along with Jessie. Rick and Sam wander off to indulge in beer and banter, leaving Judy and Lily to talk about what a "cutie" Jamian is. Should be a short conversation.
At the table, Judy asks if Jamie wants some lox. He says he hates it, so she returns the forkful to the platter. She suggests some kugel instead. "It looks strange," he says, wrinkling his nose.
Soliloquy Judy cautions herself, "Don't push!" Unless it's that kid, in front of a train.
Judy ignores her own advice, urging Jamian to try a little bit and working overtime to convince him that it's good. She hovers the forkful over his plate, pleading with him that "it's good to try new things."
Soliloquy Judy wonders if she really just said that.
"I said no," Jamian brats. "'No, thank you,'" Sam corrects. Jamian flatly echoes him. Judy puts on her saintly smile and retreats to her own plate. "How 'bout a bialy?" Lily asks. Rick concurs that they're good. Jamian easily accepts, and Judy shoots Lily a dirty look for stepping on her turf. Jamian asks whose house they're in. "Rick's and mine," Lily answers. "So you're his new wife?" Jamian asks. Rick says that's right. Jamian casts his eyes over Lily and looks disappointed. Sam clenches and changes the subject, telling Eli that Jamian is thinking of taking guitar lessons, and asks if he'd be available. Grace smirks that, for money, Eli's always available. Judy turns to Jamian and gushes that she didn't know he was interested in the guitar. She raises her voice three octaves and asks if it's because he had fun playing with Eli over Christmas. Jamian looks at her like she's a moron and informs her that he liked it way before then. "Oh, but it was really cool, wasn't it?" Judy coos. Jamian refrains from rolling his eyes -- barely. Me? Not so much.