Bill is at home in Bed with Barb, trying to think of what to do about Ben now that he's all debauched and shit. After a couple of ideas get floated, they give up on the problem for now and just start making out. So clearly leading by example is a non-starter. Just when Barb's top is about to come off, however, she calls a halt. Or at least tries to, as Bill continues kissing her all over while she airs what's on her mind. Which, of course, is Bill's request for a weekly night off. She says that any other married couple would go to counseling if that request came up. But Barb, you're not any couple; you're three of them. Bill doesn't want to get into this right now, preferring to concentrate on getting into Barb. She asks if his new schedule would also mean more time away from the kids. Bill points out that unlike him, she gets "four or five nights a week to catch up," and he's only asking for one. Barb is bothered by the fact that Bill wants it on the schedule. He whines that he never gets to hunt or fish any more, and Barb suggests he drop something else instead of his wives. Bill finally stops the mauling and acts offended, saying there's nothing he can drop right now. Not that he can explain to her that it takes a lot of time to play one creepy cult off of another in order to make sure he ends up as the owner of a gambling company he's buying with stolen money. He says he's working hard to "bring home the bacon and the bacon and the bacon." Hey, Sparky, whose idea was that second and third pound of bacon to begin with? Barb agrees with me, saying that's what he signed up for. Bill insists on the schedule so "no one else gets hurt." Barb interprets this to mean that there is a problem with one of the wives. Bill denies it, and keeps pushing for his night. So Barb decides to give him a night off starting right now, meaning that she's sleeping on the couch "until you're ready to shoulder the responsibilities you signed up for." Oh, come on, Barb. It's good that you're standing up to him, but if anyone's sleeping on the couch, it should be the one who started this.
And then it gets worse, because she's not even properly settled on the living room couch downstairs before Bill follows her down the stairs. But he doesn't follow her, if you know what I mean. Instead, he walks right out of the house without a word to her, heading next door to Margene's. And Barb lets him. And Nicki sees him, as she happens to glance out her window while doing some late-night laundry.