Julia and Griffin are at one of the tarot card reader's places. Trudy, the receptionist, greets them. Griffin goes into the back to see if Editor Elaine is there. Does he even know what she looks like? What's he going to do, bust in and say, "Are you Elaine?" Do most tarot card readers have receptionists? Julia strikes up a conversation with Trudy, who says that she can tell Julia is a skeptic. Trudy says her boss thinks she has the gift, but she's skeptical herself. Julia invites Trudy to practice on her, like you didn't know the minute they mentioned tarot cards that Julia was going to end up getting a reading. Trudy tells Julia to think of a question and starts to lay out the cards. Trudy tries and fails to guess what Julia is wondering about, and then realizes she has put the cards upside down. Once she fixes that, she gets more accurate, saying that Julia is wondering about her work, and that she's a writer. She gets stuck on the Hermit card, and tells Julia that either means she could find her answers by herself, looking inward, or at a gathering, looking outward. Julia points out that those are opposites, and asks Trudy to pick which is the right one. Just then, Griffin comes out and says that he got the address of a party Elaine is attending. Trudy says she was going to choose "gathering" as Julia and Griffin rush out. I would like to point out, as someone who has read Tarot cards before, that it shouldn't be that hard to figure out which thing the card means - it all depends on the position of the card. But I digress.
Claudia has opened up the basement doors and let Diana, Owen and Thurber out. Claudia is warming up a bottle in the microwave for Diana, and she yells to Owen that they need to get going. Owen comes in and says that Thurber won't come. Claudia tells him distractedly to drag Thurber over, and starts looking through her application paperwork. Owen comes back and says that Thurber just threw up. Claudia follows him to where Thurber is lying down, looking the same as he always does. I guess you can't expect a dog to act sick on command.
Kirsten and Charlie are at a New Year's dinner, and they are discussing Charlie's boss. Kirsten keeps saying that the boss has to try new things or he will definitely go out of business. Charlie agrees with her, but says there's not a lot he can do to change the mind of his boss. They continue to bicker, and it is revealed that Daphne is also sitting at the table. Daphne keeps trying to get their attention, but they just ignore her because they are completely self-absorbed. Finally, Daphne yells at them to stop it because it's not fun to listen to them, and her new boyfriend Luke is coming to meet them. Charlie and Kirsten apologize. Daphne is nervous about whether Charlie and Kirsten will like her boyfriend. Luke shows up, in an unidentified military uniform, and Daphne introduces him. Aw, he calls Charlie and Kirsten "sir" and "ma'am." That's endearing. Then Daphne and Luke start kissing and Charlie and Kirsten exchange a look. I'm not sure what that look was supposed to mean. Maybe, "Isn't it weird that we are sitting here watching the mother of Charlie's child make out with her new boyfriend?" Or maybe not.