Over at the shrine of playgroups, no screaming is going on, but things are nonetheless intense. Julia passive-aggressively confronts Joel about his rock star status. It must be very hard being married to an attorney. She asks if Raquel hit on him. "Did Crosby tell you that?" he asks. "He didn't have to," she says, "I inferred." Joel says no, she did not hit on him. "She's never hit on you?" Julia asks, taking the lawyer stance. Joel goes quiet. Oh, man. He says that once, a few months ago, Raquel came over to pick up Harmony, the girls fell asleep, and they got to talking about her marriage. "I listened, and she misinterpreted," he says. Julia's eyes bug out. "And...?" she asks. "What? She kissed you. Did she kiss you?" Joel looks like he wants to fall through the floor and, since we just don't know him well enough, yet, I'm not even sure if he's telling the truth. I think he is, though. He says Raquel did TRY to kiss him, but he shut her down immediately. Julia rightly flips. First, Joel didn't tell her any of this, and then he let her think she was crazy for feeling jealous of Raquel all this time. He says he did it for Sydney -- Harmony is her best friend and he didn't want her to lose her buddy. Julia makes an executive decision: she wants Raquel out of their lives. Except, Joel sad-bastardly reminds her, that will mean Harmony is out of their lives, as well. Julia says that Sydney is five, she'll make new friends which, though sad, is quite true, right? "What if I was at work every day," she asks, "with a guy who hit on me?" Damn, girl, look in the mirror -- surely you are getting hit on! Anyway. Joel gives her the puppy eyes, severely, but she won't budge. She'll tell Sydney herself, she says, but tomorrow. They embrace like someone has just died and hold hands.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B | 1213 USERS: C+
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