Ross finds Claudia outside the performance hall. Claudia asks if she could ever be as competitive as she was before she quit. Ross tells her that she knows she can't, but he doesn't understand why it matters now. Claudia says that Ross promised her that she would play Carnegie Hall, and Ross reminds her that she made the decision to be a normal kid, and that it was the right decision. Claudia kind of stares at him and then leaves.
Charlie and Kirsten leave the store. Charlie is all high on life until Kirsten discovers that all of their newly-purchased drugs are expired, and Drug Guy ripped them off. A drug dealer who lies and cheats? What will they think of next? The door to the store is locked and they start pounding on it. I know that when I'm in a bad neighborhood, having just gotten ripped off while purchasing illegal drugs, my first instinct is to attract as much attention as possible to myself. Not that I've been in that situation, understand. Anyway, Kirsten notices that there is a police officer next to their truck, and that a boot has been placed on the tire. Charlie begs to just be given a ticket instead of the boot, but the officer says that Charlie has unpaid parking tickets. Charlie almost tells her how he just lost all his money, but instead begs for mercy. She says no. Let me get this straight. We're supposed to feel sorry for them because they just lost all their money buying illegal drugs to try to make another child when they've already got two kids at home? Plus, poor Charlie can't even pay a stupid parking ticket? I am so finished with this storyline.
Julia comes into the shed to help Griffin change his dressing. Griffin is packing things up to move out, because if he can't work, he can't pay the rent. Julia says that it was his decision to pay them back, but that regardless, they don't need the money right now. Griffin says that he is selling his equipment and moving out of town to take a job so he can pay the money back. Julia says that he shouldn't treat this like another business relationship because it's not. Griffin helped Claudia at boarding school, and he helped Julia with Ned, so he's part of the family. Julia finally makes sense for once when she says, "If you didn't want us to take care of you, you shouldn't have taken care of us." Finally a little piece of sanity on this show.