Finally, a second reason (Katie Korossy's "Partners Again" was the first), not to loathe 'Partners.' Thank you, KAM, for thinking of this between-commercials-scene, and then for writing it so very well.
My goodness, thank you! This is such a lovely comment. I was so grateful for the chance to take another look at this contentious episode, and I'm honored that it gave you reading pleasure. Bless you for sharing these fiction journeys with me.