Back to the recap. Allie walks up the stairs to her home and packs her bags as Allie's mother says in a VO that throwing Allie out of the house was probably one of the most difficult things for her to do. Allie's mom goes on to say that, selfishly, she just thought she was going to go out of her mind if Allie stayed and that she needed her space. Her "space" being defined by "a space within which Allie does not exist." "That was a heartache," says Allie's mom, starting to cry. "That was really tough...um..." The camera cuts away from Allie's mom, as she's obviously getting very upset.
"I feel like we're lost," says Allie in her brother's car. "I feel like we have nothing. I feel like everything that we've ever worked for has completely been cut." Allie twists her split-ended hair in frustration. "If she could truly understand everything inside of me, I don't think we'd be fighting quite like we do." Allie calls Brett on the car phone and asks if she can sleep over at her house.
Brett consents, I guess, because Michael drives Allie up a driveway, which I can only assume is Brett's. However, Brett's house is an exact replica of my friend Millicent's childhood home in Northbrook. This makes me think that either Brett lives in the same Northbrook subdivision that Millicent lived in or Allie's actually becoming a lodger at Casa de Marlborough. I think Millicent might have mentioned something to me, though. The fact that I might be able to identify the neighborhood where Allie is staying isn't really important, to say the least, but it makes me feel like I know something that many others don't, so I feel all special now and stuff. I'm glowing, as Wedge can attest. "She's glowing," he says laconically, munching on a Claussen pickle. He's a charmer, that Wedge.
Meanwhile, in another sector of Home Life Problems-R-Us, Pueblo's sister is swinging on a swing and asking Pueblo to push her. Pueblo does so as he tells us in a combo VO/video interview that his mother's second marriage was pretty short, and her current third marriage didn't last much longer. Stephanie is the product of that short-lived second marriage. "When I see Stephanie," says Pueblo, "I kind of see myself. She makes me proud. That's, like, cool. How many things in my life make my proud?" Pueblo picks his sister up off the playground and laughingly carries her off. Yeah. Pablo's a tool. Yeah, I can't stand him. And, yeah, this little segment makes me like him. Not enough to erase my entire history of Pablo's A Total Fucking Tool, but enough to make me perhaps realize why, sometimes, Pablo's a total fucking tool.