Synopsis by Hal Erickson
As an experiment, Paul (Paul Reiser) and Jamie (Helen Hunt) deliberately ignore one another during Fran's (Leila Kenzle) birthday party. As a result, Jamie is briefly reunited with her former boyfriend Alan Tofsky (Eric Stoltz in his first series appearance). The party quickly degenerates into a Rashomon rehash, as Jamie and Alan argue over which one of them truly dumped the other. In keeping with this prismatic approach, "The Ride Home" was filmed with two different closing tags, only one of which is currently available in the Mad About You syndication package.