Cut to Margene and Nicki, discussing it afterwards in Barb's bedroom. Margene doesn't think they should make a big deal of it, but of course Nicki is already looking for someone to blame, and since Barb isn't in the room, her "classic first-wife control freak" tendencies come to mind. Then Barb comes in, wondering what's behind this request of Bill's. Of course, Nicki doesn't repeat the theory she just shared with Margene. Instead, she asks if the other two have noticed anything "off" with Bill. As in, "not on." As in, "not on his wives." Barb denies anything amiss in her marital bed, and says Bill just gets tired. Margene quietly realizes that she's the only one who's consistently getting any, and decides it's time to clear out. Otherwise she's going to be expected to contribute to the discussion of Bill's varying sex lives, which means she'll either have to lie or admit that Bill's been putting it to her so much that she's probably pregnant with octuplets by now. Pointing at each of the three of them in turn, she rattles off the first six days of the week, giving Bill Sundays off, and then heads out. So now it's safe for Nicki to complain to Barb about Margene. She says she doesn't want her nights to follow Margene's nights, and blames her for sucking Bill's member so dry that there's no man-juice left over for Nicki. Although she's a bit less crude about it than I just was. It's all moot to Barb, who isn't about to change the schedule and has in fact decided to make a career of finding out what's really up with Bill. "You fight the good fight, Barb," Nicki incites.
The Henricksons' old bishop – the one Ben paid a visit to a couple of weeks ago -- gets out of his car, and walks up to Barb's house. Yeah, just stopping by. Unannounced. Meddling prick. Inside, he makes some small talk with Barb, politely listening to her excuses about not keeping in touch since they left his ward. Then he breaks the news that Ben has been visiting him, but didn't show up for his most recent appointment. Which is apparently enough for the bishop to totally sell the kid out to his parents. Of course he acts all "discreet" about what was on Ben's mind, saying, "It's not my place to say, but you and Bill need to have a talk with him as soon as possible." And then he reveals himself to be not only meddling but nosy as well, as he says that he looked up the Henricksons' record and they're showing as "inactive." Mormons keep files on each other? Barb starts to make some more excuses about being too busy for the local church that doesn't suit them anyway. And then Margene comes in through the back door with Wayne and Raymond in tow, like she owns the place (which of course she kind of does). She hollers out, "Barb? I'm thinking we should give Nicki Tuesday night." And then she sees the bishop. Good thing she didn't say anything incriminating. Seeing the bishop there, Margene stops short. Barb introduces the bishop to her "neighbor" Margene, and Margene and the kids clear out of there under the bishop's suspicious gaze. What's he so curious about? Sure, neighbors don't usually walk into each others' homes unannounced like that in our world, but the bishop lives in my TV, where it happens all the time. Barb promises to talk to Ben, and signals that the visit is over. But the bishop has to hang around to make sure everything is okay. Barb rather unconvincingly says they're all cool. The bishop offers to let Barb come back to the ward if Bill isn't cutting it as a righteous leader for the family. So, to check off the bishop's sterling qualities: meddling, nosy, and judgmental. Barb gives him a polite but pained smile instead of adding "disfigured" to that list..