Two couples, Jennifer and Max and Barry and Patty, are not doing very well. Even though their jobs are to help people, they do not seem to be able to help themselves. Max accidentally says that a few months ago, he was so scared about making a commitment with Jennifer that he fantasized about killing her. Then Barry arrives without Patty. Max invited them both tonight, but he forgot to leave Patty's name on Barry's answering machine. Patty eventually shows up, and both relationships, as well as the relationship between the two brothers, Max and Barry, collapse. And the brother's mother, Lydia, watches it all with amusement.