Looks like Julia is going to be a lesbian now with Portia de Rossi as her girlfriend when she guest stars, according to E!. They also become victims of a violent crime, with the pair getting kidnapped and raped. The ramifications of that will be a multi-episode arc.
Sounds interesting about the kidnapping, but the lesbian thing is going a little too far I think. Reminds me of The OC when Marissa went bi for a few episodes.