Julia goes over to Ned's apartment. Guess Griffin's loyalty doesn't mean that much to her, huh? Ned says, "It's okay, I'm not going to..." but before he can finish, Julia barges in without being invited. There goes my theory that Julia is a vampire, sucking the life force out of men. Ned tries to play host, asking if she's thirsty or wants to sit down. Julia says she just wanted to see him. Talk about head games - the way she said that made it sound like she really missed him. Ned jokes that she just wants to stare at him. Julia mentions that she found out what he's up to from Maggie, and Ned says Maggie must have talked to his parents. So, that solves that mystery. Ned starts getting worked up because he's Ned and he's angry! He wonders how long "this stuff" is going to follow him around. Julia tells him about her book and he asks if she used his name. Hey, could he have sued her if her book was published? Ned asks if Julia wrote the book for revenge. Julia says she just needed to figure things out. Ned says that it wasn't enough that she reported him and almost got him kicked out of school, and that he's trying to get past it, but no one will let him. Do you think if I liked Julia more, I could hate Ned more? Because, at this point, I do feel somewhat bad for him, especially if he is getting counseling and trying to change, and can admit that what he did was completely wrong. Let me state for the record that I am a strong opponent of violence in general and domestic violence specifically. Anyway, Ned asks if Julia think he deserved to be punished for what he did. Julia does, because she lost a year of her life to him, and she would have preferred to never see him again. In fact, she's not going to talk to him or see him again for the rest of her life, and she walks out.
Daphne and Kirsten are making breakfast, because as stated before, any scene with Kirsten in it must include food, lest we suspect that Paula Devicq has an eating disorder. It kind of backfires, since she never actually eats any of the food, and it just serves to point out how painfully thin she is, especially compared to the far more healthy looking Daphne. Anyway, Daphne says that Luke is wonderful, but he's always being deployed to other bases and leaving her alone. Kirsten asks what Daphne does, and Daphne says there isn't much to do, since the town they live in is more like a "truck stop" than a town. She says "truck stop" with some kind of Southern accent. At least I think that's what that was supposed to be. Daphne says that this time when Luke left, she decided to take off too, and then she wonders how Charlie and Kirsten manage to have this "incredibly strong marriage" when they both have careers also. Kirsten says they make time for each other, like having breakfast together every day. Daphne points out, "Except for today." Kirsten says they try to talk for a while before bed, and Daphne points out, "Except when he gets home at three in the morning." This whole conversation is framed so that it seems like Daphne is asking about her own situation, but it makes Kirsten realize that she and Charlie are in the same boat. It's kind of sad that they went to the trouble to bring Daphne back, only to have her serve as a parallel storyline to demonstrate Charlie and Kirsten's problems.