Bill then proposes a cash settlement: $50,000 and Roman calls off the goon squad. He then asks, "Your real estate ventures -- how are they doing?" Roman replies, "They're not germane to this conversation," but Bill begs to differ. He points out that right now, Roman's facing a small, quiet lawsuit, but "the Attorney General's office tells me they would just love to use it for the base of a broader investigation into fraud at UEB -- subpoenas, investigators, auditors. They're waiting for my phone call -- and this information." Bill tosses a fat file on the desk. Roman has the audacity to sound outraged that Bill might be blackmailing him. Bill replies, "The initial loan has been repaid, Roman. In full. And then some. I'm offering a sum of $50,000. You give me a general release and stop the harassment." Roman effectively tells Bill to shine off. Bill is unfazed and says cheerily, "It's a good offer. You should take it. And a message for your son: he had better never ever come near my homes or my businesses again." Now Roman's really pissed, because if he can't intimidate Bill, he has no leverage.
Nicki has easily disassembled Margene's garbage disposal. It needs a whole new unit. Margene figures Barb can get them one at the store, but Nicki petulantly points out that Barb's not around right now, and this business of Barb making the family buys at Henrickson's Home Plus isn't exactly an efficient system. Then Nicki asks Margene, "Do you think she's happy for me? About the baby?" Margene replies, "Of course! She loves babies. Sometimes I think she wishes my boys were hers." Nicki replies, "Sometimes I think they wish the same thing." Damn, Nicki! Project much? Just because your own sons seem to prefer Barb is no reason to insult Margene's parenting. Nicki announces her intent to get the disposal.