But Jerry finds himself competing for his new pal’s time with Elaine, who has caught Keith’s eye."Well I’m not surprised," said the voice on the end of the line when informed yesterday that Professor Stephen Hawking is divorcing his wife Elaine."Not surprised at all - I just wish it had happened a long, long time ago."The voice belonged to a nurse who used to care for Prof Hawking; she parted company with him, reluctantly, after Elaine became the second Mrs Hawking in 1995."She is the reason I left. It’s impossible to reconcile the way she treated Stephen with the ethics of our profession.When Kramer and Newman finally meet Hernandez, the truth of the spitting incident is revealed.George meanwhile latches on to yet another scheme to keep his unemployment benefits flowing - dating the employment counselor's unmarried daughter.Because for years there have been shocking rumours of violence and abuse against the vulnerable scientist - mental as well as physical - supported by his own children no less.There is unlikely to be any reference to these allegations in divorce papers lodged by both parties at Cambridge County Court, however.George thinks that she is just using Jerry as contingency plan.
Elaine and Keith Hernandez are still seeing one another and Jerry can't quite come to grips with his emotions.As strange as Kramer can be, perhaps he thought it best to not let anyone know he lived there and never changed the name.In the first scene of this episode, Jerry comments George about the button on his shirt.Next month, he will receive the Royal Society’s most prestigious prize - the Copley Medal - won by such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.Conspicuous by her absence at the ceremony, of course, will be Mrs Hawking, 55, who is thought to have already moved out of the marital home. There have been suggestions that he has found a new girlfriend but a source close to the family has strenuously denied to the Mail that the break-up was caused by Prof Hawking having an affair. What's more, it is also rumoured that Mrs Hawking has become "close" to another man, a former carer, believed to have been appointed by Elaine, who used to look after her husband.The girl calls and asks Jerry if she can stay at his apartment for the night, when she arrives she asks to stay for another night.