Rhonda comes up to Teeny and disapprovingly tells her, "Sports games shouldn't be played by girls. It interferes with the menses. Says so in the Bible." Teeny, bless her, asks, "What's wrong with you?" Well, I'm already several pages into this recap and only ten minutes into the episode so please, Teeny, don't get me started.
In the background, Margene is sweeping her front porch. She sees Barb come out to get her paper and pssts her over. She tells Barb that something's up between Nicki and Rhonda. Of course, Barb has to already know everything, so she acts like this isn't news. She psychoanalyzes, "The real problem is that Nicki has never been able to stand up to her father." Margene has more immediate concerns in mind, namely Nicki's calling Rhonda a monster a few minutes ago, and Rhonda "trying to fight back from being sent back to the compound," according to Margene's interpretation of events. But before they can discuss this further, Margene spots her ex-friend Pam coming across the street. Barb disappears into her house with a "So long, neighbor!" wave, leaving Margene to deal with Pam alone.
"Your hair got long!" Pam says to Margene as an icebreaker. Margene says she's growing it out. And doing a bang-up job, too, since it can't be more than a month since the Season One finale in the show's timeline. Pam gets to her point, which is that Barb told her Margene was pregnant. "She said you didn't want to tell me because you thought I'd judge you too harshly for your proclivities." As if the word "proclivities" isn't kind of judgmental all on its own. I mean, do you ever hear anybody saying to somebody else, "Nice proclivities"? No, you don't. Margene looks over at Barb's house -- this is clearly news to her. Pam starts launching into a speech about how she has compassion in her heart for Margene. "Thanks," Margene says, pretty mildly given that a police car has just pulled into view across the street. "I really gotta go now," she says calmly, just so Pam doesn't think there's any causal relationship between her ending the conversation and the fuzz rolling up. Pam doesn't look entirely convinced.