Barb lets herself into their room at the White Birch, and marks and grades papers in a pretty nightgown. Bill knocks "shave and a haircut," and she quickly scoops all that unsexy second grade work away, then looks through the peep hole and lets him in. They get all cute and hot and heavy. I love it when Bill and Barb make out. It's like everything is fine.
Later, Bill tells Barb about Grace Ann and the whole HOME PLUS IS US deal, and then they spend a few minutes figuring out when they can fit in another dirty-yet-wholesome getaway. They both write down the date -- tomorrow night -- in their daybooks, and get dressed. "Sometimes you think something, and sometimes you dream it," says Bill poetically, "But in that moment I saw it. I saw it all coming true, like it was meant to happen." His phone rings with a message from Nicki, and he regretfully tells Barb that she's ovulating. Barb takes a while relinquishing her night, and they talk about what a saint that makes her, but I mean, they totally just did it, so I don't see what the problem is. She should be handing out her nights all the time, out of guilt if nothing else. It's way more fun to meet your lover in a random motel room then snuggle up with your husband under a hideous comforter, especially on taco night. They say goodbye, and he smiles at himself in the mirror as he adjusts his tie, feeling very much like a man. Barb comes running back in, and throws him on the bed. Aww.
Alby drives up somewhere in a Hummer. It's dusty and gross, so I assume it's Juniper Creek. Yep, he stands outside the UEB offices and checks out the many dump trucks and bulldozers suddenly all over the place. He looks worried and creepy, but like, more than usual. He watches some men leaving the UEB, and then enters Roman's office. "Papa. Was there a meeting?" Roman sits him down and tells him that Bill is no longer his assignment. Alby fights him on it, of course, because he's a creep and likes to scare little girls and choke teenage hotties, but Roman just tells him he doesn't need to understand. Plus, new assignment: "Go home, pack a small bag, and tell your wives you'll be gone for three days." Alby has wives. That weirds me out! Of course he does, I mean, but whoa! Alby's continually confused and upset through the whole scene, but of course he acquiesces, and they smile creepily and somewhat filially at each other.
Margene takes somebody's children down the middle of the road in a red wagon toward the park. Neighbor Pam drives up and they chat awkwardly -- Pam because she's a weirdo, Margene because she doesn't want to get in trouble with Boss Lady -- and Pam cutely tempts her in a wonderful line reading I can only approximate: "Pears! Bartlett's! They're SOO delicious!" Margene protests she's "not a big pear person," like even eating Pam's LDS pears will get her in trouble with the ward bishop and bring all of Utah down on the Hendrickson's like a ton of bricks. Margene tries to do her best Barb non-confrontational avoidance tango, about how Pam should drop by "later," and then notices two missionaries at Nicki's door. Pam knows them by name: "Jacob Taggart and Aaron Collum? I'd introduce you but I think their hands are full with that one." Margene is worried, because she knows what a horror Nicki is with the people that she loves, much less strangers.