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Max is worried about his own resolve when his sponsor, who had seemed to be the model of self-control, ends up falling off the wagon after 22 years. While struggling to have faith in himself, Max, who has long questioned the existence of God, is surprised by and ambivalent about Lester's sudden intense desire to have Max join a Temple so he may be Bar Mitzvah'd -- something Lester believes his late mother, a Jewish convert, would have wanted. Meanwhile, Andrea wonders if she made the right decision after reluctantly agreeing to continue as the thesis advisor to Theo, the seemingly contrite visiting male student who made an unwanted advance toward her. And, Judith doesn't know what to tell her husband, Gil, when he finally shows her the first few chapters of the book he is writing -- and she finds them to be less than inspired.

Name Type Role
Dawn Prestwich Writer
Nicole Yorkin Writer
Gena Shaw Guest Star
Diana Ruppe Guest Star
Jennifer Van Dyck Guest Star
Adam Grupper Guest Star
Brian d'Arcy James Guest Star
Kristen Schaal Guest Star
Ann Dowd Guest Star
Stephanie Carey Guest Star
Kellee Stewart Guest Star
Martha Millan Guest Star
Brad Raider Guest Star
Erin Breuggemann Guest Star
Terry Alexander Guest Star
Stacy Highsmith Guest Star
Don Scardino Director