And then Nicki's sitting in her parked car across the street from Heather's house, staking the place out. Rhonda and Heather's mom are out front gardening, while Nicki waits for her opportunity to do…something really stupid. This comes when the Tuttles' house phone rings and Heather's mom goes inside to answer it. Nicki gets out of her car and approaches Rhonda, who isn't at all happy to see her. All fake-sweetness, Nicki says they've been looking everywhere for Rhonda, and she needs to leave with Nicki. Standing there in one of those topless gardening hats with her Creeker pompadour towering amusingly over the opening in the crown, Rhonda accuses Nicki of lying to her. Which time? Nicki tries to blame April Blessing for using Rhonda. Rhonda says her story needs to be told. Nicki's like, hey, about that, did you know that Bill owns a television station? This is too sweet a prize for Rhonda to dismiss out of hand, but she's skeptical, and Nicki's nervousness isn't helping her maintain the deception. So Rhonda opens her mouth and lets out a piercing Invasion of the Body Snatchers scream, sending Nicki trotting back to her car. "She's trying to take me!" Rhonda hollers, bringing Heather's mom running back out to the yard. Nicki jumps in her car and makes her getaway. Well, that could have gone better. Wait, what am I saying? Given the alternatives, that was probably the best possible outcome for all concerned.
Margene sits at the diner with Barb, stressing out about Nicki's lateness. Finally Nicki joins them, saying, "Someone lost a mattress on the 215." Barb realizes what that means, and looks up from her perusal of the menu to accuse Nicki of having gone downtown to mess with April Blessing. "You are better than her and you should rise above it," she lectures. "It's like talking to a fortune cookie," says Nicki. Meanwhile, Margene's got this expression like, could you guys please not fight when I'm about to secretly introduce you to your next sister-wife? Ana shows up at their table right then, of course, and she and Margene happily greet each other by name. Margene introduces Ana to her "friends," Barb and Nicki, and Ana nods knowingly at the oblivious sister-wives. Margene invites Ana to sit down next to her in the booth. "We're not quite ready to order yet," Nicki says uncomfortably. Apropos of noting, Margene tells them that Ana's from Serbia. "That's the former republic of You-go-slavia," she clarifies. Barb feigns interest, and Ana deadpans, "Oh, yes. The bombings, the refugees. My village was burned." She has Barb and Nicki's attention now, all right. "Joke," she adds lamely, but Margene is the only one who laughs. Nicki orders the tuna salad sandwich sans celery, crisply handing back the menu. Margene looks at Nicki like she just peed on the table.