Almost everyone spends the finale overplaying their hands. Adaleen realizes that Alby has been trying to kill Roman, and spirits him away -- to Nicki's house. Bill is only too happy to have Roman in his power, and the UEB vote on a trustee looks like it's about to go his way too. In fact, it goes more his way than he wants it to, since they appoint Bill trustee and he doesn't even want the gig. Joey, Wanda, and Kathy are also staying at Barb's, and Lois tries to put Wanda up to poisoning Roman, in her continuing effort to have Bill put in charge (whether he wants to be or not). Bill's reticence proves costly, however, as it gives Alby time to rally the UEB board back over to his side. That leaves Bill with no choice but to install Roman back in power, in exchange for a clear hold on Weber Gaming.
Margene's going completely off the reservation; she's not only agreed to have a baby for Pam across the street, she's also invited Ana over to hang, which freaks out absolutely every other spouse in his or her own way, not to mention Ana herself when she learns the truth. Barb reasserts her power by outing the whole family to Pam, and then accepts Bill's offer to join the board of directors at Weber Gaming. Margene's so thrilled by Barb's support that she doesn't even know yet that she's been nailed to the floor.
In other news, Sarah tries to save Ben, and then quits saving herself, if you know what I mean. Adaleen and Barb have a first-wives heart-to-heart, even though Adaleen is technically a sixth wife. The episode ends with a big backyard bash, as Bill looks around at his happy brood and marvels that he actually pulled it all off. Except he doesn't yet know that he didn't, because as soon as Joey drove Roman and Adaleen back onto the compound, Alby had the lot of them arrested. Looks like there are plenty of battle lines to draw for next season.
Bill has assembled the UEB board to tell them that Alby has gone and declared war on his family, like they should care. But I'm surprised to see that they actually kind of do. The members agree that Alby is making them all nervous, but worry about how to fill the power vacuum if they cut Alby off like Bill is suggesting. Bill again brings up his idea of appointing a trustee. He seems to be getting somewhere, so of course now is when Alby bursts in with a bunch of goons and, randomly, his young son to use as a short human shield. Bill tries to play his old "closed meeting" card, but Alby's "compound property" card trumps that, unless, as Alby says, Bill has a "peddler's permit." So Bill gets escorted out. Which should lay to rest the board members' doubts about Alby's high-handedness, don't you think? On his way through the front lobby, Bill locks eyes with Adaleen, but neither of them says a word to the other. Adaleen doesn't even mime destroying a tape for Bill, like I would have.
At Nicki's house, Margene and Nicki are busy making cookies (not a euphemism) as Margene goes on about how she doesn't have anything to wear to the after-parade party, now that she's starting to show. Which, at long last, I have to admit that she actually kind of is. I've read that the third season will pick up about a year later, so that bump will be gone one way or another by then. Nicki basically tells Margene to shut it, only more rudely. See, she's even more impatient than usual about dealing with anything not immediately connected to Nicki, since Roman's life is still "hanging by a thread." Margene's attention is drawn by a baby's cooing outside. It's Joey, Jr., because when Joey packed up his family and ran last week, disappearing without a trace, it turns out that they just came over to Bill and Barb's. So all that suspense over what became of them? Totally over. "I didn't even hear them come in last night," Margene retcons, and mentions that she's glad they're safe from Alby. You know, as long as they make sure to poke all the furniture with sticks before sitting down. "Barb's afraid to go into her bedroom alone," Margene adds. Nicki, probably torn between warring instincts to defend her brother and pointing out that she beats Barb because she grew up with the one-balled psychopath, chooses to say nothing.