Julia is actually in class for once, with a different professor than the one Adam "humiliated" two weeks ago. The professor is lecturing about Jane Eyre, and she says, "Message: Don't get bogged down by rules and mores. Fly. Follow your urges. Listen to your hearts. That's the way to true prolific freedom and creative fulfillment. Not to mention a very hot love life." Maybe if Adam had taken this class, he wouldn't have had his big rebellion against "the rules." ["Having been an English student, I have to comment that no professor would ever dictate what the message of a novel is. It's a university course, not a book of Cliff's Notes, for God's sake, besides which, just about every novel contains at least one theme about freedom, so that comment is totally meaningless. My point is, this scene, and especially this prof, suck." -- Wing Chun]
Charlie is hanging up the phone and Kirsten walks in and asks who it was. I would criticize her nosiness, but I do this all the time and I annoy myself. Charlie says it was the travel agent, who wanted to let them know they would have to pay a cancellation fee. For what? What travel agent? What trip? How hard would it have been to mention in the crib scene that Charlie and Kirsten were planning a trip? I hate this show. Anyway, Kirsten forgot to tell Charlie that she canceled their trip. Charlie is disappointed. Kirsten thought it would be nice just to stay home and relax. Charlie says that if he is home, the factory can find him and drag him into work. No, they can't! Unplug the phone! Don't answer the door! That is the lamest excuse. Charlie also mentions that they were planning on going to Carmel, and that this was supposed to be their weekend to spend time together. Kirsten finally admits that the reason she doesn't want to go away is that she is nervous to be so far away from her doctor in case something happens. Charlie worries that Kirsten is going to become a shut-in, because she's afraid to leave the house. Kirsten says it's one thing to go out to dinner or a movie, but another thing to go all the way to Carmel. Charlie repeats that if he goes out locally, he can still get "dragged in" to work. I'm picturing the factory workers hog-tying Charlie and dragging him through the streets of San Francisco, and it's actually a pretty satisfying image. Kirsten says the reason she is so worried about her pregnancy is because she has waited longer and worked harder for this than anything in her life, so why take any chances?