Bram tricks Alice into reading one of his student's novels.
Alice tries to show Bram that she is not always a goody-two-shoes.
Bram loses his assistant in a poker game.
When 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.