Margene goes out to her back yard and, looking over the fence, finds Nicki and Ginger sitting on the swing set in Nicki's back yard, bonding. And hugging. This is far too much for Margene , who comes through the fence yelling at them to knock it off. Nicki tells Margene that Ginger is staying with her. Margene is beyond pissed; Nicki tattled on her, got her in trouble with her mom, and is now openly sucking up to Ginger. But then, in the field of sibling rivalry, Margene doesn't have a chance against Nicki; she doesn't seem to have any brothers or sisters, while Nicki's probably number in the triple digits. Lots more practice. Nicki tells Margene, "She has nowhere else to go. She lost her job. The casino let her go…She just broke up with her boyfriend. He's moving out of her apartment today. She is a victim of a permissive culture." Margene is almost in tears of fury at the injustice of it all, and Nicki delivers the coup de grace: "One of the advantages of polygamy is that we get to share our mothers." Margene tells Nicki to shut up, and her mom to get out of the swing. Nicki protests, "She's the only mother we have left!" And Ginger chimes in that she likes Nicki. Margene asks how that can be when she said earlier they were all perverted. Ginger says it isn't Nicki's fault, having been born into it. Margene starts trying to bodily haul her mom to her feet. Ginger gets up, but it's to go into Nicki's house, followed by Nicki. "She's not your mother, Nikki," Margene protests, "and if I say she should go, she should go." Nicki just closes the sliding door and shakes her head smugly at Margene through the glass. How Margene refrains from throwing a brick through it, I don't know. I nearly did myself.
Breaking news! Orlean Abbot has been arrested in Albuquerque. Bill, Don, Peg, and the lech and the a-hole are gathered in Bill's office, watching the live news report like it's 9/11 or something. The lech and the a-hole complains about all the bad coverage this is going to generate, and Don adds that he's heard Abbott is being sent to Guantanamo. "I can't believe it's come to this," Bill murmurs.
At home, Sarah's helping Teeny memorize the Gettysburg Address for what I'm sure is a very good reason beyond this season's ongoing Abraham Lincoln motif. Bill comes in to ask for a moment alone with Sarah. "Scott came by to see me today," Bill says for maximum dramatic effect, looming over her as she sits on her bed. "What did he want?" is Sarah's less-than-satisfying reaction. "He told me about Alby," Bill glowers. He asks Sara why she didn't come to him. This is a conversation she's been having with her parents a lot lately. She makes the lame excuse, "It didn't occur to me that I should be frightened of my uncle." Bill sits down next to her and says it's his job to protect her. "How can you protect me from who we are?" Bill says, "I will protect you from any threat. Never forget that you are first in my heart." Sarah looks like she's thinking that's big talk from a guy with three wives and 7.5 kids, but she doesn't say so. Maybe it's a 10.5-way tie.