Julia is sitting on the steps into the living room, staring into space. Claudia comes in and asks about the mail, but Julia doesn't hear her. Claude tries again and Julia snaps out of it. Claudia asks if Julia was thinking about Ned, then apologizes for bringing him up. Julia says she was already thinking about it anyway, and that she keeps expecting to see him around every corner. Claudia says she can't live like that, and Julia says she called Maggie (Ned's ex-girlfriend and Julia's ex-roommate) and got Ned's address. Why would Maggie have Ned's address? Julia says she might just go to his apartment so she can see him and get it over with. Claudia can't believe she would do it, and Julia says she has started over there a bunch of times, and then stopped. Griffin walks in and wonders what they're talking about, and Claudia is evasive. Griffin thinks Julia has a new boyfriend, and says they can talk about it in front of him, but Julia admits they were talking about Ned, and that Ned is living a few blocks away. Okay, I don't know much about San Francisco, but it looks like the Salingers are living in a nice neighborhood. How could Ned afford that? He should be living where Bailey and Sarah used to live, I think. Griffin is all upset about Ned being back and Julia tells him the info she got from Maggie, including that Ned is seeing a psychiatrist. Julia thinks it would be better to see Ned on her own terms instead of running into him unexpectedly. Griffin disagrees. Julia says she isn't physically afraid of him, and Griffin says that Ned will start up with the head games again. Griffin begs Julia to promise him she won't see Ned. Julia just stands there. You know, what did Julia ever do to earn such loyalty from Griffin? Divorce him?
Charlie comes home carrying a huge bouquet of roses, and apologizes for being late. Kirsten walks into the room, all dressed up. It was quite a dramatic entrance, and I think the director was going for stunning, but he took a wrong turn at skeletal and ended up at scary. Charlie gives Kirsten the flowers, and says that after this morning he thought he would have to buy her a pony. Was his transgression that morning really that bad? I mean, if he forgot their wedding anniversary, that would be one thing. Anyway, Kirsten says something about the roses being "Don't hate me" roses. There's a knock at the door and Kirsten opens it to find Daphne and Diana standing there. Hugging and exclamations of surprise abound. Wouldn't Daphne notice that they are all dressed up, and realize she was interrupting something? Anyway, Daphne says she came up a week early as a surprise. Charlie asks how long she's staying, and Daphne says maybe for good.