Claudia comes in the kitchen where Victor is talking on the phone. He is telling "Val" that she can't hide from him, and he'll come down there if he has to, but when he sees Claudia he gets off the phone quickly. Claudia asks whether everything is okay, and Victor says it is. Claudia explains about how she saw Victor when she got off the bus. Victor doesn't get what she's trying to say. Claudia basically says she thinks he was buying drugs, without using the words "buying" or "drugs." Victor pulls the race card, saying that she thinks it was "a crack whore selling to the Puerto Rican guy." Claudia says that she doesn't think that, even though she kind of does, and that since he takes care of her brother, she deserves to know what's going on. Victor says he has given her no reason not to trust him, and that if having no privacy is a condition of his employment, then he won't be working there anymore. Wilson Cruz does a good job with those impassioned speeches. You kind of have to on this show.
Julia is watching Adam write, and wants to know why he's so quiet. Maybe because he's writing? She wants to know why one minute he's picking fights with the professor and then the next minute he's being sweet, and that the school is going to suspend him. Because he yelled at a professor? Wow, that's a strict school. Adam feels like he doesn't belong there, because he's a rebel, man, a rebel. Julia is just living in a square world, conforming to the bourgeoisie, and buying their scene and Adam wants to go out on the road and howl at the moon, because he's a lone wolf and he can't run with the pack. Well, maybe I got a little carried away. Julia says he thinks she's a lemming for listening to the professor, but at least she can commit to something. Oh, like your marriage? Adam says, "Oh, like your book?" and then reminds us that the book is about Ned (because Ned is coming back next week, so they had to say his name at least once this week to remind us about that storyline which has remained unspoken since Ned left the show). Adam basically says that Julia slinks around begging for scraps of approval, but she needs to believe in her own work, and that maybe he could commit to things, but that he is committed to himself. He's true to his art, man. His art is pure. I'll stop, because I could go on all day.