Oh, goody, now it's time for Dustin Teaches Kail About The Gay. Kail helpfully reminds us that she comes from a small town and doesn't know any gay people, so you'll forgive her if she doesn't approve of the homosexual lifestyle. In the yard, Kail asks Dustin whether Robin (of "Batman and..." fame) and Barney (the giant purple dinosaur) are gay. Dustin's like, "I think that might just be a rumor? Also, they're fictional characters?" I love him sometimes, I really do. Kail asks Dustin about "gaydar" and says she'd have "never guessed" he was gay. HA! Hee hee hee. Oh, that Dustin. So butch, with the flailing limbs and the shirts unbuttoned to his navel. Though I guess when lined up next to Joe.... But for real, though, Kail says she has a hard time recognizing a gay person unless they're wearing "their full makeup. Then it's a giveaway." Jesus fucking Christ. Anyway, Kail DRs that even after meeting and (seemingly) befriending Dustin, her views haven't changed. But Dustin is one of the good ones, I guess, because he makes her forget, for long stretches of time, how he's totally going to hell. Dustin DRs that he hopes he can open some doors for Kail, and look, I appreciate the concept of losing your prejudices through personal interactions, but come on. Kail owns a television. Kail has a brain. Kail already has enough information to make an informed opinion about gay people. She's just made the wrong one. I think the best you can hope for with Kail is exactly what she just said: make her like you enough that she forgets how she disapproves of who you are at your very core. Which he's done, so: congrats, Dustin!
Dick interrogates Zach about the now-defunct Mrs. Robinson alliance. Zach essentially tells him that he'll do whatever Nick says, which is a load and a half, but it's not clear whether Dicks buys it or not. Zach DRs that Dick tried to put him on edge, but "I'm used to [punches the air in front of him] battlin' people like that." Well, sure, in his career as a graphic designer, I'm sure Zach is no stranger to the fisticuffs, whether real or metaphorical. Dick then grills Nick, who also comes clean about the alliance. My thought would be that since Nick told this to Daniele last week, Dick should have a bit more faith in Nick than in Zach or Mike. But Dick brings up the not-unreasonable point that getting rid of Nick means he can get rid of the source of Daniele's internal struggles, not to mention a guy who could possibly fuck her over in the long run. Nick assures Dick that his intentions are pure, though, again, I kind of hope they aren't. I'm not pulling for a Mike Boogie-style In The Company Of Men takedown, but I do like to think that Nick's more playfully flirting than actually, you know, falling in love. Then again, my suspicion is that, while Dick probably is interested in protecting his daughter, he really just likes to have an excuse to get all dramatic and vaguely-threatening towards someone, and now he gets to act that way towards Nick.