Alicia's toughest case, however, is her teenage daughter, whose rampant but not very well informed idealism has created problems at school and some challenging conversations with Alicia. As usual, Alicia is both patient and non-judgmental (though permitted to dismiss organized religion with a flip "doesn't work for me") and, at episode's end, seems to have successfully defused at least a few of her daughter's potential explosions.
In the meantime, Eli, Peter's campaign manager, has stumbled in to an extremely tentative relationship with a Mexican woman, seeking citizenship, who once worked as a nanny, illegally, for one of Peter's political opponents. The Mexican woman, now an investment whiz, will, if exposed, gravely damage the candidacy of her former employer, but Eli, divorced and a father, is beset by ambivalence toward a woman he has come to respect and possibly desire. Keep tuned for this one. And hope for more appearances from Gerry Stiller, who appears briefly as a judge suffering from sleep deprivation.
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