In the store, Bill walks up to a guy standing in front of a big, LCD flat-screen TV thing. Whatever it is, it's a high-end appliance, the kind that prompts marital referendums in Best Buy on a Saturday. And the guy standing in front of it totally looks like the type who prompts the neighbors to begin muttering, "He was such a quiet guy, never suspected a thing " so it appears genuine enough on the news not to hurt any property values after the inevitable shooting spree/discovery of twenty dismembered missionaries in a freezer/political assassination.
Anyway, the guy asks some weird and hostile questions about how much the TV costs, and Bill's trying to be very pleasant about the whole thing while telling him that hi, the store's giving the TV away in a drawing. The guy draws out a folded piece of paper and says, "I downloaded a Consumer Reports thing on TVs. I'm actually looking for this particular one?" Bill takes it, which is both a credit to his honest nature and a drawback to doing business, because this guy's a front man for Roman's cult, and the church is calling for an audit of the books -- all of them. Bill's just been served.
Cut to Margene on the scale, checking out the numbers as she talks on the phone. It's Lois on the other end. Lois wants to talk to one of the grown-up wives or, failing that, Sarah, but Margene bravely plows ahead: "I'm so glad you called me, Lois!...I've wanted to talk to you since the party...I don't really think we got off on the right foot. I feel you don't approve of me. Like you don't like me. I think, if you'll just give me a chance --" This is the point where Lois tires of rolling her eyes and making yap-yap-yap gestures with her free hand, and just puts the phone down on the counter. So funny -- and yet, so cruel. Poor Margene. All she wants is to be respected, but she has no sense of when to pick her battles.
Fortunately for Margene, Nicki comes right on in at that moment and unloads Wayne, Raymond, the moon costume, the directive to buy tights (but not the $20 bill), and the blue jeans. The need to pick up Sarah gets lost in the shuffle, and poor Teeny's costume delivery gets knocked back from 3:20 to 3:30. Nicki cites a vague, unspecified family emergency, then rolls right over Margene's protests that she can't sew. Margene's sweating over all this, not only because Nicki's dumping everything on her, but because Ray and Wayne have begun raising hell, and the living room's just gotten ten degrees warmer.