Roman's got Joey in his office without Joey's pet prosecutor for protection, asking him if the course of action he's on will really protect him. Joey shrugs. Good boy. Don't engage. But Roman's got Joey when he says that he can protect Wanda, in exchange for Joey's voting Roman's way on certain UEB board issues. "There are rewards for following God's path," Roman wheedles, pushing a thick book across the desk to Joey, advising him to "check this out." Joey does. It's an album with photos and stats of young women. Joey closes the book -- with its cover marked "Bridal Registry" (although it's pronounced "Eeew") -- and slides it back across to Roman. Roman adds that there are "penalties for deviating from the path." He tells Joey that if he fails to "righteously guide [Wanda], she must be reassigned to a righteous man more up to the task. My son Albert, maybe? Or perhaps your father, Frank." This is clearly hitting Joey where he lives.
At the end of the day, Wendy walks out to her car in the parking lot, wearing her running shoes with her business suit and carrying her briefcase and heels. As she walks along, a giant black Humvee hovers into view behind her. Looks like one of Roman's fleet. But what could it be doing here? Wendy plays it cool, but she wastes little time unlocking her car when she gets to it and climbing in. But before she can back out of her spot, the Hummer glides into position behind her -- and stays there. She's trapped. Wendy watches it in her rearview mirror, wondering what to do next. After a few seconds, the Hummer proceeds slowly onward. Wendy starts her car and backs out of the spot. As she gets parallel with the lane, she sees in the rearview that the Hummer is back behind her, and it's coming towards her at a fair clip. Wendy throws the car into drive and hits the gas. But she forgot to straighten out her front wheels first, and she careens into another parked car, where her airbag inflates and knocks her unconscious. The Humvee drives slowly on, its work done.
And I think I just figured out what Nicki and Adaleen were talking about earlier. Of course Nicki sees an opportunity for herself in the events that led to Barb's departure, but that doesn't mean her fierce protective streak towards her family isn't engaged. Plus she gets to fuck someone up, so where's the bad?
Sarah has gotten herself not to work, but to a group meeting. Except it's not much of a group, because she has all the lines. Sitting in a circle of chairs in a large church, she introduces herself as Laurie. "I know this is a group for ex-Mormons, and I'm not really a Mormon anymore. I mean, my father and my mother...they became...fundamentalists. Polygamists. My little sister thinks it's normal and I don't, and I'm thinking about leaving...this whole thing." Into the stretching silence, she says it's not like a compound, but more like "regular LDS," except they have to hide from everyone. Everyone is staring at her raptly as she concludes, "I just feel like I’m living the most dishonest life of anybody in Sandy, Utah. Anybody have any response to that? Nobody does. It's not like anybody ever talks to a microscope slide, after all. You just stare at it, very closely. Much as the entire group is doing to Sarah right now.