I really have no idea what to make of this episode and how it fits into this season. There's this "sleepwalking" angle to overall tone of the show nowadays. Nate is about to crack under the pressure of being a family man. Lisa is so totally not what Nate needs in his life. Had to love how they integrated the funeral of the "young" father who died in an auto accident over 25 years ago, leaving a huge hole of uncertainty in the lives of his young bride and son for all these years, with how Nate feels about his life now. Keith is about to crack under the stress of his employment situation and his relationship with David. David's impulsive past comes back to nibble on his backside just a little bit (with, of all people, the guy who also plays one of those Time Travelling dudes on Enterprise). Rico's trying to make some management changes by bringing in an intern who turns out to be slightly creepy or sheltered. Claire is now her art prof's personal gopher/driver/etc, and she painted Russell with the dreaded "Just Friends" label. Ruth's fondness for Bettina shows up as Bettina leaves to go help out her daughter. Ruth's strange meal schedule with the new intern is just bizarre thinking. Marking time is now Ruth's new pasttime as she waits until she can enter her own kitchen for meals based on the schedule. There are cracks in this plan as she warms up to him. Brenda's reappearance was so subdued and empty. It was like she was on prozac or something to mellow her out. If this season is truly "real" I am not sure how I'll feel about these character developments because they are just really really bizarre.