Back at the compound, Roman is sitting behind his desk examining the proofs from last week's photo session with a magnifying glass. The photos show him conversing with the state troopers that Alby called down on him, but I think he's searching the crowd of white-clad Creekers in the background for at least one missing individual. Roman asks Adaleen if there's any word on where Alby's hiding, just to let us know that the creepshow hasn't been seen since warning Nicki about the impending raid. Roman's having some hair issues as he tells Adaleen that they have no choice but to cooperate with the state in Joey's trial. "Bring me the tape of Bill's confession," he orders. Adaleen thinks that's a little drastic, considering it's their daughter's husband they're talking about sandbagging. But Roman has already moved on to a new topic, namely, wondering what happened to Rhonda. "I don't know," Adaleen says wearily, in a tone that indicates they've been over this several times. But her surprise when Roman blames her for Rhonda's departure indicates that this is a new wrinkle. He accuses Adaleen of not being welcoming enough, as would befit a fiftysomething first wife when dealing with a teenaged addition to the marriage. Adaleen looks surprisingly thoughtful at this, in violation of traditional etiquette in this situation, which would call for her to kick Roman in his shriveled nads.
Over at Nicki's house, Rhonda is regaling Sarah, Teeny, and poor, helpless Lester, who can't even run away, with the tale of how she got away from the compound. She's referring to Roman as "Old Roman" now, as opposed to "the prophet." Rhonda drama-queens, "I'm lucky someone didn't kill me and throw me in a ditch." Hey, it's never too late. Sarah says she's glad Rhonda left, and she seems sincere, even if it is fairly apparent that she wishes Rhonda had run somewhere else. Anywhere at all, really. Rhonda takes Sarah at her word and makes her a tempting offer: "Take me shopping and I'll buy you something nice. I have twenty-four dollars in food stamps." But before Sarah can take her up on that, Rhonda realizes that Nicki has just gotten home, so she goes into the kitchen to harangue her. "What are food stamps?" Teeny asks Sarah. Sarah looks like she's going to spare Teeny the sarcastic comment about polygamists and welfare fraud that she inflicted on Scott a few weeks ago.