As the responsibility for Owen forces Bailey to consider moving back home, Julia wants Griffin to give their marriage another try.
As Griffin reluctantly agrees to a date with Julia after spending the night with her, Bailey is pressured to acknowledge their own mutual attraction when his new restaurant manager, Lauren, accuses him of avoiding her. And while Claudia makes it clear that Kirsten is interested in giving their romance another try, Charlie doesn't know what to make of the news that she's thinking about leaving the country.
As Bailey sues for custody of Owen, Ned continues to stalk Julia.
As the arrival of a subpoena reveals that Bailey is suing for custody of Owen, Kirsten starts looking for a place of her own to live, unaware that Griffin is interested in the same apartment. Warned against doing anything that would tear the family apart, Bailey suggests they avoid going to court by hiring a judge to hear their case privately. Meanwhile, Julia balks when Ned attempts to use his disabled brother as a way of luring her back.
As Bailey seeks legal advice on how to gain custody of Owen, Griffin forces Julia to listen to his warnings about Ned.
As Bailey seeks legal advice on how to gain custody of Owen, Claudia tells Griffin that his suspicions about Ned's abuse were right all along. And though Griffin is reluctant to get involved, Claudia enlists him and Maggie in a plan to talk some sense into Julia. As Griffin's efforts to speak with Julia are set back when their car runs out of gas, Ned turns to Maggie for answers. And while Maggie adamantly refuses to tell him anything, Julia stands fast in ignoring Griffin's warnings.
As Julia and Ned enter counseling for their problem, Bailey ponders taking over responsibility for Owen.
With Charlie in Los Angeles, Owen's teacher calls Bailey about his problems at school. And when Ms. Lo suggests Owen needs extra help to overcome a learning disability, Bailey offers to be a classroom volunteer without consulting Charlie first. While Ned suggests breaking up, Julia persuades him to join her in counseling to address his physically abusive behavior. But, as Julia refuses to join a battered woman's group, Dr. Kessel's pointed questions begin to strike a raw nerve with Ned.
Jeanie discovers she is HIV positive but refuses to disclose her status to the hospital. Her former lover, Dr. Peter Benton, tests negative.
Jeanie discovers she is HIV positive but refuses to disclose her status to the hospital.
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