Bailey and Griffin are looking at the truck's engine. Griffin says that a cylinder head may be cracked, and that he can get them to the next town but then they will need parts. Will and Griffin try to get Bailey to realize that they aren't going to make New York City by Thursday, and he should just give Sarah a call. Bailey says he can't call because she doesn't know he's coming. This trip isn't about bringing Sarah her stuff. He's planning on bringing Sarah back home. I felt really sad for Bailey here because he was just so pathetic. Even though he was being a pee Nazi, he is deluded, and that's sad.
Charlie is talking to Daphne about Diana. Daphne says she stopped by because they are out of diapers...and money, because Charlie hasn't given her a check yet. Charlie asks her to get the "drool-proof duckie book" from the bathroom. Daphne babbles about her landlord as she goes into the bathroom and discovers the syringe and the dried snake penis. She comes out and asks Charlie if he's trying to make a baby with Kirsten. Charlie denies it at first, but when confronted with the evidence, admits the truth. Daphne says she thinks it's awesome and tells him that she has found a job, so he won't have to worry about her anymore. From the look on her face as the scene ends, you can tell she is obviously lying.
A mechanic is telling Bailey, Griffin and Will that the part they need will take two days to get there. Bailey accuses him of scamming them. Will and Griffin pull Bailey aside to calm him down. Bailey says that this trip is a long shot, but he doesn't know what else to do, and maybe Sarah won't come with him but he has to try.
At the panel, Evan introduces Julia to the audience. He describes her book and says, "She tries to offer some answers to women like her..." and Julia busts in and says that she doesn't have any answers. Evan tries to continue, but Julia grabs his mike and repeats that she doesn't have any answers. Evan tells the crowd that they can read the sample chapter they were given. Julia grabs the mike again and asks them for feedback, and tells them she would love to answer questions. A few women raise their hands, and Julia asks Evan if she should wait until he's done (finally!), but he tells her to go ahead. Okay, reality check. I have worked in the publishing industry. First, there is no way the author would still be writing a book that is set to be published in mid-winter, which I will assume to be February. It would be done and in final edit at this point. Second, the author would not be allowed to sit on that panel, and there probably would not be such a panel in the first place, since how could a small publisher afford it? And speaking of cost, they also could not afford to print up a sample chapter to give out to the assembled crowd of buyers and booksellers. Thank you for letting me vent.