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Airdate: March 2, 2008Peter and Lois have been having marital troubles lately, with Peter preferring to out with his friends rather than go on quiet outings with his wife. Brian, meanwhile, has won a literary contest and has been invites to accept an award at Martha's Vineyard. He decides to invite Peter and Lois in hopes of easing their marital stress. When they arrive, Peter quickly enjoys himself getting drunk and spending even less time with Lois. Lois finally snaps at Peter when he misses Brian's acceptance speech and arrives right after completely intoxicated.Since Peter has already made plans for himself, Lois decides to spend the day with Brian and they have a wonderful time together. As they get ready to spend the evening together in her room, Brian starts having fantasies about declaring his love for her and kissing her. That night, Brian tries to keep himself together, but he loses it and attempts to kiss Lois. An angered Lois then kicks him out. When Lois tells Peter what happened the next morning, he confronts Brian at a bar, where Brian calls him out, telling him he's not good enough for Lois, with Peter calling Brian out for not having any long-term relationships with women he dates. The argument quickly escalates into an all-out brawl between the two, but Nathan Lane (whom Peter had accidentally married) breaks the fight up. Peter and Brian reconcile and they promise each other not to let Lois come between their friendship again. Later, Brian comes to apologize to Lois and she says that even though she does have feelings for him, she chooses to remain faithful to Peter.Meanwhile, while Peter, Lois and Brian are away, Herbert is hired to babysit the kids and as usual, he tries to advance onto Chris. While he reads Chris a bedtime story, Chris finally asks if Herbert's a pedophile (though the episode ends before the viewer gets a "yes" or "no" answer).
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