Julie has already told Kirsten who Frank is off-screen (given what little Kirsten has to do on this show, cutting one of the few meaty scenes she does have seems a bit cruel), and Kirsten asks Julie how Frank became their accountant as she apparently didn't see the last episode either. Julie brings her up to speed about Frank and BULLET being friends and Frank somehow being a qualified accountant.
Sandy tells Frank that he's not particularly thrilled with the idea of reuniting Frank and Ryan. This is for everyone's sakes -- each time Ryan has a reunion with one of his family members, something bad happens. It's like lighting a match in a powder keg. A powder keg full of people with rage issues.
Kirsten points out that Frank used to beat his wife and sons. "He made no excuses," Julie says. Well, whoopee! He still hit helpless people -- the fact that he has no excuses for this behavior doesn't make this any better. Julie says that Frank only hit women and children when he was drunk, and he no longer drinks. Oh, well, problem solved, then! I think we should also take into account the fact that Frank was in prison this whole time, and, aside from that homemade nasty wine I see featured on those "Inside The Prison Walls" Dateline specials, there isn't much to drink. Nor are there women or children to beat. So it's not so much "reformed" as it is "lack of opportunity."
Frank tells Sandy that the system worked for him. Sandy has to agree with the possibility of this, as it would make his public defender work totally useless if he didn't. He asks Frank why he's reaching out of Ryan now.
Julie answers this question for Kirsten, saying Frank just got out of jail so this is his first opportunity to see his son. "What was he supposed to do, send a postcard from prison?" Julie asks. Um, yeah, actually. Shockingly enough, people in prison do manage to stay in contact with their loved ones on the outside. A few notes to Ryan about the changes he's made in prison and his determination to become a better person might have done Ryan a lot of good and paved the way for Frank's reentrance into his life. Oh well! Julie says she's convinced that Frank has really changed. And Julie is a really good judge of character, so her words should be heeded.