Alice's mother comes to New York to tell Bram that Alice is now living there, unaware that the two of them are living together. And Bram is upset that Alice lied to her mother.
Bram favors alice's date writing over her own; Katie asks Paul to help her move furniture; Bram has gourmet chef Theresa over for a romantic meal.
After neighbor Martin Fitzgerald passes away, Bram discovers that the old man kept a pristine copy of the first edition of his bestseller. Bram attends memorial service to steel the book.
Bram's rival Vernon Landry completes a new book, so Bram convinces a magazine writer to interview him on his own supposed new novel.
Passing it off as his own work, Bram tricks Alice into reading a student novel written by a beautiful model who he'd like to seduce, but not read.
Alice tries to shed her squeaky-clean image by picking up a stranger in a bar and spending a night on the town.
Facing financial difficulties, Bram tries to make a quick buck by hosting a poker game, but loses his assistant, Paul.
Alice moves in with Bram; Alice interferes with Bram's attempt to seduce a sexy neighbor, he retaliates by getting rid of her cat.
When a struggling writer (Traylor Howard) learns that her literary hero (Alfred Molina) is also her father, the two of them strike up a shaky relationship.