Griffin and Julia arrive home and Griffin asks if they should "watch the millennium on TV." I think he means watch the millennial celebrations. I'm not sure how you would watch the millennium. But we've already established that Griffin is not quite a brain trust. Julia says she's just going to go to bed and read about the celebrations the next day. She plays her answering machine messages, and there's one from Claudia telling her about Thurber, and saying that if she wants to say goodbye, she should get to the vet's office before midnight. Griffin says that she might not have time to make it, but Julia says she has to try. Griffin comes with her.
Charlie and Kirsten arrive at a party at the furniture warehouse, I guess. Kirsten points out how expensive the party must be, especially for a business that is nearly going under. Then, because they can't let a whole episode go by without reiterating that Kirsten actually does eat, contrary to her appearance, she yells out, "Ooh, shrimp!" and takes off. Gus the boss comes up to Charlie and encourages him to party it up. Gus seems to have been partaking of what Matt from The Real World would call "adult beverages." Charlie asks Gus how much the party cost. Gus says that his employees deserve a reward for their hard work. Charlie says that they also deserve a place to work in a month. Gus reads my mind and asks Charlie where he gets off telling him how to run his business. Charlie says he doesn't want to be a foreman anymore, because he doesn't want to tell everyone that they're losing their jobs. If Charlie was smart, he would just wait until the business goes under, and then buy it at a really cheap price and run it himself.
Julia and Griffin are stuck in a cab driven by Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid. I swear to God, I think that was him. Mr. Miyagi tells them that he doesn't understand what all the fuss is about, since most of the world isn't even on the same calendar as the United States. Griffin spots some fireworks and says that they are "perfect." Julia is brooding because she didn't find the answer to her question at the party, like the tarot card reader said she would, and now she can't get to see Thurber, so maybe her answer is "give it up already." I can see her point, because it's not like every writer in the world doesn't get rejected by publications, usually numerous times, before becoming a success. Oh, except that they do, and she should just get over herself.
Claudia suggests to Bailey that they not tell Owen about the dog. Bailey doesn't want to lie. Claudia suggests that they make up some story about an animal hospital or a dog farm to tell Owen. Bailey points out that Owen wouldn't buy it, and would have all sorts of questions they couldn't answer. Claudia says that Owen is only six, and asks if they can't "spare him this. Why does everything bad that happens have to be out in the open?" Bailey just stares at her, and then asks her what she's talking about. Claudia says she wants to let Owen be young a little longer, but Bailey wants to give Owen a chance to say goodbye. They enter the waiting room where Owen is feeding Diana. If they really want to give Owen a chance to be young a little longer, they wouldn't saddle him with the adult responsibility of watching over his infant niece, don't you think? Anyway, Bailey starts to explain about Thurber as we fade out.