Ed's ex (Liz) shows up, and Ed gets to begrudgingly play the dashing knight in shining armor to save the day for Liz. Carol inadvertent pushes Ed to help Liz, and then has to deal with Toby's incessant bashing of Ed in various forms of literary expression until he finally gets the message that Carol isn't "into" him. Eli has to confront the issue of sex with his girlfriend. It's a pretty honest look in how sex can go for a man who's a paraplegic like Eli. Jennifer is very good about the whole transition that Eli has to make in order for him to get over any physical shortcomings that his condition will introduce into their lovemaking. And yes, absolutely no sight of the Burtons, and barely a whiff of Phil or Shirley (but she had a delightful limerick to share) or Molly. I liked the tone of the this episode over the last one because it felt more like an "Ed" episode. Ed has his hands full, though, as Liz represents the old comforts from his past as his impending marriage to Carol looms larger in the foreground.