Willie and Salina decide to live together; Sylvia Maitland uses the Lawrences' house as a refuge after a fight with her husband.
Teleplay by David Jacobs; story by Glenn Jordan and David Jacobs; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by Richard Kinon.
Season Hubley: Salina Magee.
Byron Morrow: Jeffrey Maitland, Sr.
Robert Symonds: Dr. Herman.
Barbara Cason: Sylvia Maitland.
Seth Allen: paperhanger.
Helen Lockwood: assistant paperhanger.
Michael David Schackelford: Timmy Maitland.
Laura Jaimie Ashborn: Jenny.
[Two paper-hangers come down the stairs, carrying ladders, buckets, and mops] Kate: You're not finished? Paper-hanger #1: We're not? Kate: You are? Paper-hanger #1: Yes! Kate: That's remarkable. I can't wait to see it. Paper-hanger #1: Well, it don't look too good right now, but you're gonna love it when we're finished. Kate: You just said you were finished. Paper-hanger #1: We are. For the day. Kate: Oh, I see. You'll be back on Monday. Paper-hanger #1: Yeah. Right. Kate: Um... May I ask you something? Paper-hanger #1: Sure. Kate: How did I discover you? Paper-hanger #2: Your regular guy retired, remember? And, uh, you let your fingers do the walking. Kate: Ah. Well, bye-bye. Paper-hanger #2: Bye. Paper-hanger #1: Ciao. [exeunt] Kate: I shouldn't complain. I always loved Laurel and Hardy.
Kate: ... Sylvia Maitland has just dropped in to see Nancy. Doug: Well, she's only Nancy's ex-mother-in-law. Kate: She's only Nancy's been-everywhere, know-it-all ex-mother-in-law, and she makes me very nervous. Doug: Well, she may not even come over here. Kate: Oh, yes, she will. She likes me. She thinks I'm quaint.
Nancy: Mother, uh, there's -- there's a bit of a crisis. Kate: I know, I saw her drive up. Nancy: No, it's a little more serious than that. Kate: That's hard to imagine.
Sylvia: And that's your new wallpaper! It's adorable. Kate: Thanks. Sylvia: Whenever I see it in restaurants, I always admire it.