Something has happened to upset the delicate balance which R and L maintain in their relationship. L is feeling stifled, like he doesn't know who he is anymore, and he needs some perspective. R is looking for some excitement, she is tired of knowing what to expect from her life. She begins a love affair with K. K graduated college a year ago, with degrees in screenwriting and French. He's been in and out of the country and dramatic relationships with various women for the better part of the year. In the end, R is tired of not being the center of K's universe. She and L get back together, promise to change, and settle back into the same habits. K moves to Egypt and marries a French woman.