After the craziness at the end of last week's episode, United States of Tara settled back to prepare for the next part of the season. There is a lot pushing and pulling in the episode--Tara wanting to hold the baby and Dr. Hatteras wanting to do a study on Tara--and both happen at the end of the episode. With Alice behaving, nothing extreme happens, allowing for a more normalized episode. There are some great scenes of Charmaine and Neil, with Tara lingering in the background to hold the baby. The problem is that the alters are not always predictable and even if they follow the written agreement for now, their historical behavior would indicate that they will eventually break the ground rules.
The kids' plots are moving along as well. Kate begins her flight attendant training and isn't bad at it. Still, it looks like she needs more training before she can begin, so we'll probably see more training scenes. Marshall and Noah kiss a few times and Lionel catches on, shedding his cool exterior and telling Marshall how hurt he is.