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..
Welcome to the grand opening of "Lois' Laundromat." Yes, she has renamed the place, and there's a "Grand Opening" banner, and a few sad helium balloons fluttering in the breeze out front. I've seen openings of envelopes that were grander than this. There's not a single customer in the place, so when a nervous-looking Eddie comes in, Lois goes right up to her brother and tells him about Frank having taken all of her money. Eddie seems pretty nervous about what Frank knows. Lois says she kept Eddie's name out of it, but she's going to need some of Eddie's share to stay solvent. Eddie can't help her; he already gave his to Bill for a business investment. "One, may I remind you, that I gave you a chance to get in on." Despite having turned this into a legitimate business, Lois looks grumpy when an actual customer comes in: "It's Chiquita Banana and her cast of thousands," the polygamist cult member mutters hatefully about a young Latina mother with all of three kids. But she greets them fake-pleasantly enough. Returning to Eddie -- taking a break to shoo the "señorita" away from one of the out-of-commission washing machines -- Lois asks what the business in question is, and isn't too impressed to hear that it's gambling machines. Hey, it's better than pea cans. Lois says she's got bills coming up on the Laundromat, and offers a piece of it to Eddie if he can get his money back from Bill. Eddie refuses; he wants to stay in on Bill's venture. Leaving, he pauses at the door and says, "I'm sorry Frank took your stash. That's between you and Frank. You married beneath you. You married trash. And we've been paying for it ever since." Yes, and in this case, Eddie paid the cost of the gas he burned getting his motor home over to the Laundromat. Which is probably an amount not much less than what Frank took from Lois.