Julia is planning a dinner with her family to make her big announcement. Justin wonders why they can't just tell them one-by-one, as they see them. Julia says she wants to make a big deal out of it because she needs the attention and praise. Well, really she says it is a big deal, and she wants to make an event out of it. She doesn't want to have a series of heart-to-hearts and weigh the pros and cons. She wants to stand up at Salinger's with a smile on her face and say she's going and Justin's going with her, and she's excited and they should be excited for her.
At dinner, Claudia asks what all the mystery is about. Julia says she has an announcement, but she wants everyone to order first so she can build the tension. Bailey says before she tells her news, he has some news for her, but everyone else already knows. He tells her about his college deal. Julia can't believe it, because that's her news. She got a job in DC and Justin already transferred to Georgetown, to which I give a big whatever, because that's just not possible. Bailey says he thought she and Justin were engaged, and Julia says, "Engaged? What are you, clueless? Justin just got separated a month ago." Claudia says they're all leaving, since she's going to Juilliard. Julia's all, "What about Stanford?" Charlie tells everyone to wait, and says he talked to Bailey about him leaving. Julia asks if Bailey gets to go just because he talked to Charlie first. What is she, four? Oh wait, it's Julia. I should know better. Bailey says his thing is all set, and Julia says hers is too, and Claudia says hers is too. Owen stops the conversation by asking who's going to stay with him and Charlie if they all go. Everyone looks down at their plate and feels guilty. Check, please!
Bailey is sitting on the porch swing. Julia joins him. Julia says they have a problem. Usually when one of them leaves, they close the circle and wait for that person to come back, but this is different. Bailey says he understands she has a great internship, but she could get another one next year, due to her great résumé. What great résumé? She wrote a book that never got published, she went to college for two years, and she had a job for like a week in a museum. Has she ever had a real job? Bailey has a much better résumé, if that's what we're talking about. I think he means Julia is smarter than him, plus she's not a convicted felon. So, there's that. Bailey says he needs help, and luck. He has a guy pulling strings for him, and he'll never have the chance to get a degree from an Ivy League school ever again. Julia says she told her internship yes and made arrangements with her school. Bailey says he's always the one who backs down and gets stuck at home, and he can't give in this time. They both sit in silence. I think in this instance, I have to give the advantage to Bay. His argument is certainly more convincing.