Bailey comes into Claudia's bedroom and asks for her help with some errands. She asks why he can't get someone else to help, and he says Victor is off this week and Julia can't help because she is with Griffin and his protractor. I don't know why that means she can't help, but I'm just reporting what Bailey said. Bailey lists off the errands that need to be done, including taking Thurber (the basement-dwelling dog) to the vet. Claudia asks why Thurber has to go to the vet, and Bailey says he's been lying around a lot lately, and he didn't even eat a piece of bacon when it fell on his nose. Claudia says she has to finish her test and get it in the mail. Bailey asks why she's taking the test that means you finished high school, and Claudia tells him she's decided to skip her senior year and go right to college. Bailey asks her why she suddenly wants out so bad. I would like to take this opportunity to ask the writers to make some long-term plans for Claudia instead of jerking her character around every week on a whim. First, she wants to go away to boarding school. Then she wants to come home. Now she wants to go away again, with no reference to the fact that she already went away to school once and it didn't work out. Wouldn't it make sense for Bailey to bring that up here? Anyway, Claudia says she's sick of high school and all the gossip and cliques. Bailey asks why they haven't discussed this and Claudia says, "We just did." Meanwhile, they still haven't established who will take Thurber to the vet.
Julia exits an office building where Griffin is waiting for her. Julia's hair is growing out a little bit and it's looking somewhat better, but still not great. Julia says that she missed the editor by twenty minutes. Griffin suggests they try to find her, but Julia doesn't see how they can. Griffin reveals that he made a friend while smoking, who told him that "Elaine" (Julia's editor) won't make any decisions without consulting a tarot card reader first. Sounds like a reasonable way to make business decisions.["I once worked for an editor who not only made book decisions based on tarot readings, but also did readings for others. True story. -- Wing Chun] Anyway, this smoker overheard Elaine making an appointment for a reading the next day on Union Street. Griffin suggests that Julia arrange to bump into Elaine, since if she's so superstitious maybe she will see it as a sign that she should publish Julia's book. Griffin wants to come with her, since he doesn't have anything better to do. If they are going to continue to pay Jeremy London to be on this show, I wish they would come up with a better storyline than "Griffin follows Julia around some more."