First aired: 12/5/2007
Nick learns Simon and Karen are secretly together, but refuses to say why it truly bothers him. Karen doesn't attend the family tradition of watching "The Nutcracker" in order to meet a mysterious person. Brian's suspension from the ministry makes him look elsewhere for a job, and Letitia suggests he go to Tripp for guidance. Meanwhile, Juliet has a visitor from the Seychelles, and Carmelita tells Patrick she thinks she's being watched by someone.
(Left) Lisa George (Zoe McClellan, not shown) and Jeremy Darling (Seth Gable) go to her gallery after hours and end up smoking pot and canoodling on the couch. This gets her fired and him dumped by his girlfriend for whom he's been pretending to be a starving artist.
In other news, unbeknownst to Nick George (Peter Krause), Karen Darling (Natalie Zea) is "spying" on Simon Elder (Blake Underwood) for her father, Tripp (Donald Sutherland). Karen's spying includes really close physical contact with Elder.
Note: This concludes the first group of episodes that ABC ordered. At the beginning of the months-old writer's strike, ABC announced that it had ordered "a full season" of Dirty Sexy Money. However, the length of the writer's strike which is now moving from fall 2007 into the 2008 New Year could change the outcome of this and other shows. The decision may be made to cancel them, especially if their status was "iffy" like DSM's is. The only way to know will be to stay tuned.