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.
Bailey is still hooked onto the elderly aunt, who is babbling about Regis Philbin. Bailey snares a guy who is passing by to take his place. The old guy from the receiving line grabs Bailey and insists that he get in the family photo. Holly apologizes, and asks Bailey to humor them. Just before the picture is taken, the old guy says to Bailey, "This will be you and Holly a year from now if she has her way, huh?" while the song "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang plays in the background. I must point out that this is the most realistic depiction of a wedding reception I have seen on television, from the overbearing family to the musical selections. The picture is taken, but neither Bailey nor Holly smiles at all.
Julia spots Elaine Editor sitting on a couch and fakes a chance meeting, and introduces herself. Elaine Editor totally busts her, since it happens to be her own party and she knows that Julia is not on the guest list. D'oh! Julia asks why she's been dodging her calls. The editor pulls out a magazine (that just happened to be sitting right there) and shows Julia a story about a book being published that tells essentially the same story as Julia's did. The editor reveals that the other author was signed two weeks before Julia was. Julia doesn't get it, and asks if the other book is better than hers. The editor says that it's not necessarily better, but it's too similar. Julia says that hers is different because it's HER story. Maybe Julia could love herself a little bit more. The editor says that Julia just missed her moment. It was nice of her to keep from mentioning that Julia is unoriginal and a terrible writer to boot.