Premise: ``Old Christine'' (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a divorced mom who has a handle on her career and motherhood -- and a pretty good relationship with her ex-husband -- until he introduces his new girlfriend, a younger woman, also named Christine. Old Christine lives with her son and her brother, and runs a gym, and her life is a constant struggle to keep up with everyone else.
S01, E07 (First Aired: Apr. 17, 2006)
Following Christine's breakup with Burton, everyone expects Christine to fall apart emotionally, but she insists she is fine and looking forward to spending time with her best friend: herself. Christine realizes she really did care for Burton.
S01, E08 (First Aired: Apr. 24, 2006)
Christine refuses to give in to pressure to have a ritzy celebration for Ritchie's birthday and hosts an arts-and-crafts party at home.