At the office, Bill receives another gift basket and grateful phone call from Hollis, thanking Bill for tipping them off about Roman's coal mining operation, which no longer has its cheap undocumented immigrant labor thanks to Hollis. Bill turns Hollis on Roman's irrigation pipe company, which employs tween Creeker boys for free. Hey, might as well get some use out of the little perverts before you kick them out. Bill's cell phone rings, and he tells Margene to hold on so Hollis can finish kissing his ass. "Thanking you for your wise counsel, respectfully, Hollis Greene," Hollis signs off, but then adds, "By the way [as opposed to P.S., like you'd expect]," and asks about Bill's spam filters for some reason. I think this is how they're showing Hollis's twisted way of considering Bill his new BFF. Bill says he'll get back to Hollis on that, and takes Margene's call.
While watching Nicki vacuum a rug in her back yard (because vacuuming it inside will kick up some of the dust, and just shaking it outside gets dust on your clothes, and this way she can easily transition to vacuuming the whole yard), Margene tells Bill about the plan to freeze him out, and admits that it was Barb's idea. "And Nicki's going along with it, but she can be turned," she adds. Speaking of which, Margene asks, "Why don't you please Nicki?" Bill's a little freaked out to be talking about his sex life with one of his other wives, but Margene insists that Nicki really wants him to take her clam digging sometime. Bill's about ready to hang up, and before letting him go, Margene says that he didn't hear any of this from her. For all the good it's going to do.
Ben is carefully rooting through Barb's jewelry box. He seems to find what he's looking for, but Barb is coming and it's too late to escape unseen, so he just sits down on the edge of the bed with a hangdog expression like he's been waiting to talk to her. Which totally works. God, she's easy sometimes. The fact that Bill is so often completely flummoxed by her demonstrates more and more what an idiot he can be. Barb sits down next to Ben and says that even though they don't go to church any more, the values are still important. She tells him to talk to Bill if he needs to. Ben doesn't think he can, since he doesn't think Bill considers him "worthy." Barb is shocked that Ben feels that way. "Mom, I'm still the same person," Ben tells her. "I'm not ruined inside. I promise." Barb gives him a tearful hug and says she knows. Careful, Barb -- hugging an unmarried non-virgin like that is a good way to get damned, I bet.