Addison's having a housewarming party, and guess what? Nobody cares. At least, no one responds to her invitation, including Sam, who has a live-TV appearance to make, encouraging a dumpy guy to embrace his impending baldness. Everyone's inspired, including Addison. More inspiration comes her way at work, where Dell shows her a bulletin board of baby pictures and marvels at Naomi's skill -- even in low-fertility cases, Dell says, she can work miracles.
In Pete's office, a white-haired woman worries about her fiancé, who keeps "falling asleep" and waking up seconds later. None of Pete's tests turn up anything, and the woman thinks the fainting spells must be her fiancé's way of showing he's unhappy about their approaching marriage. She hangs around for most of the episode, observing Pete's flirting with Addy and offering unsolicited advice about his personal life. Eventually Pete discovers that her fiancé's problem is physical, related to all the sex they've been having. He loves her after all! Just too frequently in the same position.
Cooper has some bad advice for a lovesick 10-year-old named Michael. He encourages Michael to declare his love, and Michael comes back with a bloody nose, having been decked by his crush, a boy named Brian (how's that for a twist?). Michael runs away and considers killing himself before Cooper talks him down. This is all really just an excuse for Cooper to declare his own secret love for Violet, and he psyches himself up to tell her how he feels. But Violet is preoccupied by the presence of Cami -- her ex-boyfriend Allan's wife -- at Oceanside, and she drives everyone crazy talking about it until Naomi finally tells her Cami's being treated for a bladder infection (resulting from too much sex, of course). Violet, in full crazy mode, confronts Cami and asks why she had to come to Oceanside, and learns that Cami is insecure about Allan's lingering feelings for Violet. Oh, brother.
A skinny, sickly woman, Rebecca, shows up looking for the doctor who wowed her on TV. She's pregnant, she's desperate...and it turns out she's escaped from the psych ward at St. Ambrose. Enter Charlotte, claiming Rebecca's a big crazy faker. Naomi wants to send Rebecca back to the real hospital, but Addy believes her story, and Sam is moved by her faith in his TV-doctor magic. So they beg for more time, then make like House and figure out that Rebecca could have a GI illness that the hospital missed. They order tests that prove she's not crazy: She has Crohn's disease! Having saved the day, Addison and Sam head back to Oceanside for adulation and find everyone in the lobby, waiting to head over to Addison's for the party!
At Addy's, Pete nearly tells Violet how he feels, but wimps out. Addison tells Naomi she looked up her own chart, and she thinks she has a chance to get pregnant. Sam has inspired her to cling to hope, and she wants Naomi to stop protecting her. Naomi reminds her she's not alone, and they both bask in their tight circle of friends/coworkers/former and future relationship partners.
It's morning in L.A., and some very funky background music takes us to the beach, where Addison is on her way over to Sam's with some coffee. She could have saved herself a lot of barefoot sand-walking if she'd just opened her window and passed the mug over to him, but maybe she's counting this as exercise. "Mornin', neighbor," she says, poking her head through Sam's conveniently open sliding door. She spots him in his shirt and tie and says, "You look fancy!" That is exactly what my four-year-old nephew says when he sees his parents dressed up. I once again approve of Addison's choice of adjectives.
Sam is nervously knotting his tie: "I have to be on live TV this morning," he says, reaching for the coffee. His nervousness is just as controlled and sexy as all his other emotions. Addison says she thought maybe he was dressed up for something later on...some special event... He ignores her hints and continues to stress about how he's never been on TV before, and the nightmare he had in which all his teeth fell out while he was talking. She ignores him (that's what you do when you live uncomfortably close to someone else: you pretend you can't see or hear them, to preserve the illusion of privacy. It's awkward when you're in the same room, though) and rattles on about how she invited everyone from work to the party she's having tonight and nobody responded. I wonder if she sent out an Evite, because you can't really expect people to respond to that. Although it would be kind of funny if Sam checked that box that says "I'm interested in carpooling." He's thinking the same thing, more or less, because now he says, "Addison, I live three feet away from your new home. If you have a party, I'm gonna be there, even if I don't want to be." Well, well, look who's after my job! This snark dispensed, Sam returns to the subject at hand, i.e., his anxiety about being on TV. Addison senses an opportunity to make this conversation about her needs and offers to come with him, "for moral support." He's very happy to take her up on the offer. Does no one but me remember that Naomi got custody of Addison's friendship? Sam was very clear about this in the pi-not. I bet Naomi needs moral support right now, too. But Addison's still trying to send a message: "All you have to do is invite me," she says meaningfully. "I would like you to come," says Sam. "And I RSVP yes," says Addy. "Like any decent person would." Sam is too busy checking the integrity of his teeth to catch her dig at the integrity of his character.