Daphne and Kirsten are going over some paperwork at home, while Victor plays with Diana. Kirsten corrects Daphne's mistakes with Wite-Out while Daphne yawns and looks really uninterested. Finally, Kirsten suggests that she'll fix the mistakes and go over them with Daphne later. Daphne quickly agrees and runs down to play with Diana. Daphne puts the square block in the square hole for Diana and Kirsten suggests that she should let Diana figure it out herself. Victor says, "Otherwise, how will she learn? Right, Kirsten?" and gives her a pointed look. Kirsten and Daphne both realize he is talking about them, and get back to work.
Bailey comes into the bedroom and I get to see those cool lamps again. Did you all check them out? Anyway, he turns on the lamp because Sarah is reading in bed. She reads him a passage from Cyrano that she thinks is romantic, and says she thinks her mother fell in love with her leading man during the play. Bailey suggests that maybe they were acting. Sarah says no, because they were wonderful with each other, according to Mindy. I'm thinking they still could have been acting, but what do I know? Bailey agrees with me, but Sarah interrupts him to say that she was born a little more than nine months after the play opened, and this guy could be her father. She looked him up on the Internet and found an address in New York City. Bailey asks if she found a phone number, and Sarah says she doesn't want to call, she wants to go in person because it will be harder for him to ignore her. Apparently, she took stalking lessons from Ned. Bailey yells, "You're considering going all the way to New York?" and Sarah says that she isn't just considering it -- she's already bought her ticket. Hey, this sounds exactly like that new show Time of Your Life! What a coincidence!
Julia is looking at pictures when Bailey walks in and asks what she's doing. Duh, she's looking at pictures! He grabs her notebook and starts reading from it, and she grabs it back. He asks if her notes mean that their dad liked to control their mom, and if that's the angle for her book -- "Dad was like Ned and Mom was like you, and that's why you got abused." I'm thinking that's pretty much it! Julia says, "What if it was?" Bailey says it's one thing for Julia to think about it, but this is going into a book, and their mom and dad will be villains to thousands of strangers. I think he's being a little optimistic about Julia's book's sales potential. ["Ha!" -- Wing Chun] Julia says that no one is the villain, and that's the point -- not Mom, not Dad and not even Ned. Bailey says that it's a nice way to let herself off the hook. Julia says she's just trying to make sense of everything. Bailey says that she shouldn't pile it all on their parents and maybe she should stop digging in the past and look in front of her for answers. One thing I like about this show is that they usually have pretty good continuity. For example, Bailey was clearly thinking about how his father was an alcoholic, and Bailey had to take responsibility for his own drinking problem and not blame it on his father.