The reporter, whose name is Phoebe, is sitting on the Salinger's living room couch with Julia. She's played by Kimberly McCullough, who you may know as Robin from General Hospital or Eli's girlfriend on Once and Again. I haven't seen her on Once and Again, but I did watch her for years on GH, and boy has little Robin Scorpio grown up. Well, sort of. I mean, she's older and all, but she's got a really annoying Punky Brewster type hairstyle. Because she works on the web, she's hip, trendy and unprofessional. Anyway, in the fine Tori Spelling tradition of tertiary character praise, she says she wants to get the gushy part out of the way first. Phoebe tells Julia that if she had half the strength of Julia, she never would have let her boyfriend Henry get away with sleeping with her roommate and then blaming it on Phoebe. She admits that she hopes a little bit of it rubs off on her so she can go home and "kick his two-timing butt." Julia wants to make sure all the men reading the article are blinded by her beauty, so she asks about the photographer Phoebe mentioned. Phoebe's all, "Oh, yeah!" and pulls out a disposable camera to take a picture. Did I mention that she's unprofessional? It must be because she writes for a webzine instead of a "real" magazine. Anyway, Phoebe tells Julia to smile "like the hero she is," and Julia gives her a weak smile with eyebrows drawn together for that extra-special slightly constipated look that is all the rage in Milan this year. Phoebe starts off the interview by saying she already knows all about Ned, but she wonders what Julia is like now. Is she stronger, or does she still have "doormat moments," like Phoebe does with Henry. Because it's really professional to make the interview all about you. Julia starts to answer, and the doorbell rings. Julia excuses herself and opens the door to find Justin. Apparently, Julia's vibes don't work across international borders, but they do work across state lines, because Justin announces that he broke up with Laura. Did they ever get married? Justin explains that he came home to talk to his parents, and also to see Julia. There was an inexplicable force pulling him back to San Francisco, and driving him to her house, and telling him that Julia is the greatest woman in the world, and Laura is a big loser, and he should drop everything in his life and worship Julia, Julia, Julia. Well, he didn't quite say that, but he might as well have. Justin wonders what Julia thinks about getting back together, but before he can finish the sentence, Julia slams the door in his face. She turns around to find Phoebe totally eavesdropping, because in case you didn't get it, she's unprofessional. Phoebe continues the tertiary character praise by saying that Julia is really good.
Party of Five
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Party of Five