Stuck Together, Torn Apart
Brian and Stewie become attached at the hand by industrial strength adhesive and must cope while waiting for the solvent.
Season: 3 Episode: 19
Total Episode Count: 47
Prod. no.: 3ACX10
First Aired: January 31, 2002
Guest Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Featuring: Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian
Also Appearing: Meg, Chris, Cleveland Brown, Glenn Quagmire, Joe Swanson, Mort Goldman, Muriel Goldman, Neil Goldman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ross Fishman, Brenda, Howie Mandel, Hugh Grant, Angie, Jeremy the Terminally ill Boy, his mother, Nancy the Postal Lady, Thomas Magnum, Higgins, Gallagher, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Holden Caulfield, Pac-Man, Blinky, Clyde and Funky
Director: Michael Dante DiMartino
: Cyndi TangWriters
: Mark Hentemann Storyboarders
: Young Lee
, Shawn Palmer
, Brent Woods Plot
While the Griffins go to a bulk store, Stewie finds super glue and tries to taste some, but is stopped by Brian, whose hand is instantly joined to Stewie’s. The two spend the rest of the episode trying to hide their predicament until the release solvent arrives. First, they hide the problem from Lois,and blackmails Stewie to not tell or he told him he would show Lois the pictures of Stewie in a wedding dress. Brian, needed to change Stewie's diaper. Then, they are seen in other situations while being stuck, including sleeping together, swimming together, and even bathing together. When the solvent arrives, they wait an hour for it to take effect. However, right before the glue wears off, they help to save a little girl in a well. After they save the girl, they realize that the "girl" is actually the midget's wife.
Meanwhile, Lois runs into an old boyfriend, named Ross Fishman. However, Lois is worried Peter's jealousy will prevent her from meeting up with Ross again. With the help of Brian, she decides to not let Peter control her life, and goes out to dinner with Ross to catch up on old times. Peter’s jealous antics lead them to couples therapy, where they advise placing cameras in the home. After a week of filming, the therapist comes to the decision of splitting up for a short time, to gain perspective on their marriage. While on different dates at the same restaurant, Lois displays her own jealous rage by attacking Jennifer Love Hewitt on a date with Peter and the two decide to live with their mutually jealous nature. It ends with the two finishing their date with each other and punching out any waiter or waitress that comes near them.