Kevin (Matthew Rhys) finds out that the entire family has been talking to Scotty (Luke MacFarlane) behind his back. Still upset and refusing to talk to Scotty over his infidelity, the only thing that will get them in the same room is Paige’s need for debate coaching. Kevin gives an inch and agrees to go, but the debate practice ends up being full of snide comments. Paige walks out, but not without arranging a meeting between the two without their knowing.
Kitty (Calista Flockhart) and Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) find themselves in a rut being out of work, so they decide to start scoping out companies together. This brings up old jealousy and “Shiny” Kitty threatens Sarah. Kitty mentions something that Nora (Sally Field) said to her over 20 years ago, which turns a threatened Sarah on Nora.
Justin (Dave Annable), still working with Holly (Patricia Wettig), takes her to her doctor’s appointment where Annie, the nurse, asks him out. Only after she notices his tan-line of a wedding ring, does he accept. After suspecting David of using drugs, Justin confronts him. David admits and agrees to go to a meeting with him, causing Justin to miss his coffee date with the new nurse.
Later Holly tells David that she remembers her engagement ring and all the feelings she had the day he gave it to her. She also tells Justin that he can no longer use them as a way to hold on to Rebecca (Emily VanCamp). That he must open himself up to new people. He decides to bring the coffee to the Annie and go out on that date with her.
Nora, on her way to a publicity photo shoot featuring her and her daughters, runs into Dr. Carl West (John Terry), the attractive on-air psychiatrist. After his unwarranted advice for Nora to butt out of her children’s life, she walks off in a huff; only to find Sarah and Kitty rehashing the past, and making their problems Nora’s. Nora cancels her photo shoot and ends up meeting Carl at a nearby restaurant.
In closing, Kevin and Scotty make the first steps to work through their problems and save their marriage. Kitty decides that she will take a teaching job that was offered to her. Sarah decides on a business to buy into. A media company….one that happens to own Nora’s radio station.