Bill's feeling overwhelmed with work and the Weber Gaming deal, so he asks his wives for a night off per week, and Nicki takes it personally. Barb's not thrilled either, and decides to cut Bill off. Except Margene doesn't get the memo, and then there's all manner of jealousy and twisted group dynamics, with the upshot that while Margene and Nicki still get some action, neither Barb nor Bill are budging. Until Barb agrees to two nights off per month, spent with his children. The Henricksons' old bishop betrays Ben's confidence by showing up at Barb's house and revealing that Ben's been visiting him; as a result, Ben is forced to confess to his parents that he and Brynn have been doing the nasty. He tries getting out of trouble by asking Brynn to marry him, and she actually agrees. Until, that is, Barb sits her down for a heart-to-heart about the travails of a first wife, and she breaks up with him. Bill eases Ben's broken heart by making him a priesthood holder. Frank has found Lois's stash and cleaned her out, but he wants more. So Lois ends up betraying Bill, which results in Frank showing up at Home Plus asking for a cut and threatening to expose where Uncle Eddie's piece of the earnest money really came from (and it's not the Laundromat). Still, Bill continues to play both sides of the Greene/Grant conflict, but he blows it badly enough that he has to call in the ATF to save his own ass from the pissed-off Greenes. Hollis, Selma, and most of the rest of their cult flee across the state line. But two were left behind, which is more than enough to shoot Roman and leave him bleeding on the sidewalk. Dead or not dead? The preview for next week isn't much help.
I normally don't recap the previouslies, and this week I'm really glad I don't. This week's are nearly four minutes long and cover every major and minor storyline of this season so far, including where they spill over into last season. Even storylines that don't get touched on in this episode are pretty well flogged. It's almost like a series finale package or something. But don't go anywhere, because I checked, and we still have four episodes to go after this one.
Which starts thusly. It looks like Bill pulled an all-nighter, or tried to. He's crashed out on a sofa somewhere, with what looks like the detritus of a long night of studying spread out on boxes before him. He's awakened by his cell phone, and when he answers, Barb's voice comes through as clear as if she's in a Steven Soderbergh movie, or indeed right there in the room. Which she in fact is, along with Bill's other two wives, all of whom are wearing their bathrobes and identical annoyed expressions which they are currently pointing at him. It's nine in the morning, and sunlight is pouring in through the windows of the unfinished basement where he sacked out for the night. Nicki's the most hurt because it was her night, and Barb says she almost started calling hospitals. Bill defensively gets up from the couch, complaining about all of his work, and heads upstairs, saying he's late. Dude, what's the point of becoming your own boss if you can't sleep in once in a while?
At work, Bill is dealing with both an "I slept on the basement couch last night" neck-ache and needy employees on his way to his office. He's having trouble remembering the name of the new assistant (Leslie, not Lisa), and Don's stressing out about Christmas ordering deadlines coming up, acting like his usual needy self over it. As they enter Bill's office, they find a large gift basket waiting on his desk. "Hollis and Selma Greene are fond of corporate gifting," Bill explains, setting the basket on the floor next to his trash can (but only because it's too big to actually go into the trash can). "Hollis and Selma Greene are products of a limited gene pool," Don remarks nervously. But Bill is sure he's on top of everything; Roman will get rid of the Greenes and Weber Gaming will be theirs. "We are this close to the promised land," he self-jinxes. His cell phone rings, and it's Nicki, who really wants to talk right now. She's wondering if there's some particular reason that Bill skipped out on her night -- and why the last night he accidentally skipped out on was hers as well. Could it be because she's horrible? Bill denies any kind of intentional slight, but he says he'll come home for lunch and they'll talk about it then. Maybe he should invite Don, who, instead of departing in order to avoid overhearing what is clearly a personal conversation, parked himself across from Bill's desk to listen in. If Don offers any unsolicited personal advice, the scene ends before we get to hear it. Not to mention any business advice, which at this point Don could probably express in full with just ten words: "Drop Weber Gaming drop Weber Gaming drop Weber Gaming now."