The next morning's breakfast is a bit subdued in Barb's absence, despite the fact that Nicki's parading around in her apron like a perpetual understudy who's finally getting her big chance to shine. Shut up, Nicki. Bill's cell phone rings, and it's Lawyer Lee, who's found someone he knows who knows people at the First Lady's office. He's a career counselor at the Utah Attorney General's office, and he's willing to meet with them today. "I just wish you'd let this cool down more," Lee reiterates. Bill's still not in the mood to drop it. "Your lifestyle's illegal, you know," Lee points out. Bill asks if that means he should pack a toothbrush for the meeting with the guy from the AG's office. He's shooting for levity. Lee is only too happy to inform him that he missed. Does Lee have an actual office of his own, or does he do all of his lawyering from that conference room with the sweet Tabernacle view? Not that I would blame him.
Barb's at a college campus, looking into taking some classes to apply to a possible master's degree. "Empty nest?" asks the nosy lady at the registration desk. Barb doesn't answer, because this is a ten-second scene and the clock just ran out.
Margene is sitting at the playground, watching her kids and Nicki's be adorable, and she gets an idea. She calls Barb on the cell phone and asks what she's doing. "Shopping," Barb lies. Margene shares her idea, which is to go make friends with Pam and Carl again and find out what they know. Her determination to fix this on her own is awfully cute, but it takes Barb about three seconds to determine that Margene hasn't thought this out at all and is already way out of her depth, even before she's gotten her feet wet. "This goes so much deeper and so much further back than just dinner with the neighbors," Barb condescends. "I know," Margene assures her. Margene totally doesn't know. She's still trying to be relentlessly cheery as she asks if Barb is coming home tonight. "No," Barb says firmly. Margene's voice gets rather less chirpy as she says, "Barb, I don't know if I can be married to Nicki and Bill if I'm not married to you." Barb just hangs up. Again. And now Margene's got a dial tone in one ear and a fussy baby in the other. That'll teach her to have ideas.