Alby's peacefully sleeping with one of his wives when Roman and several of his goons burst into the bedroom. I wonder how many wrong tries they made. Roman's now fully dressed, in his suit and string tie and narrow-brimmed cowboy hat to project his full authority. As one of the henchmen puts a heavy hand on Alby's shoulder, the whimpering wife is ushered out, and Roman tells one of his men to get a suit for Alby out of his closet. He also instructs Alby to go to Meeker and confess to the state police that the whole antifreeze thing was his own idea, and that he was only scapegoating Joey. "The UEB vote is tomorrow at one. This will be resolved by then," Roman insists. Alby's still not down with this. "They'll try and kill me again," he protests. I'd add that he'll probably also get himself arrested. Roman trumps that: "By rejecting my holy authority, you threaten your own legacy, your wives, your property, and your eternal salvation. Capitulate now." Roman and his men file out. Ever notice that Roman uses the word "holy" more often than Robin does?
Barb heads into Margene's house, carrying plastic bottles of blue and yellow paint. As she comes through the kitchen and into the front room, she finds a disturbing sight: Ben, shirtless, his arms spread wide, with Margene on her knees in front of him. It's more innocent than it looks, because Margene's got a tape measure around Ben's waist so she can make Bill a sweater, and Ben's practicing his Spanish verbs, but one could be forgiven for thinking that a different kind of conjugation is going on. Upset, Barb tells Ben to go put a shirt on. "We're studying," Ben says. Barb doesn't care, and blinks angrily at him until he leaves. Margene wonders what Barb is so upset about. "Sarah saw you and Ben up at midnight," Barb says. Margene denies it, pretty convincingly. Barb says one of them must be lying, and says they're going shopping before storming out. "What did I do?" Margene asks in genuine confusion.
As Bill helps Nicki make their guest beds, Bill takes a cell phone call from Margene, So now both of them are wondering why Barb's pissed off at her. Shopping trip, Bill mouths silently at Nicki, who reacts in horror and motions for the phone. Bill is only too happy to hand it over. Nicki says she's sure Margene is innocent, but she needs to know what Barb thinks she did. "She's blaming me for Ben getting a C in Spanish," Margene says. Nicki knows it has to be something much worse than that for such a severe punishment. "You have every right to be offended. They are horrible," Nicki sympathizes. Come on, they can't be that bad. I once made the mistake of allowing myself to be dragged along on a trip to Wal-Mart with Trash, her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother. This was about ten years ago, and I am in fact still there. Thank God they put in wireless a few years back. Nicki advises Margene to play the third-wife card, and to not back down. "[Barb] smells weakness. Now go," Nicki encourages, probably only regretting that she isn't going to be there to see it. Stirring shit up remotely is better than not stirring any at all, she probably figures. Meanwhile, Bill is folding the blankets as he looks down from the window at Rhonda, walking by outside in her white dress. Judging from Bill's suspicious expression, he seems to expect Rhonda to fly up through the closed window and sink her teeth into his throat at any moment. Smart man.