Everyone's on antidepressants, suffering from Post Romantic Stress Disorder - especially Daphne, who's just been severely chucked by lily-livered Donnie. Being unhappy is embarrassing, and therefore intolerable, so everyone's secretly on the happy pills.
After a lot of soup, a soupcon of unseemly relationships, a few deaths and an abundance of life-affirming triumphs, 'pro-joy' is mooted by Pierce as the way to go. But is it really?
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