It's Pam from across the street, and she's come over to ask Barb her opinions on surrogate motherhood. Barb's about three words into her noncommittal answer before Pam agrees, "What could be wrong with it?" Sounds like she's come around on the issue, after seeming all offended when Margene first told her weeks ago. Barb mentions that surrogate mothers aren't easy to find, because she doesn't know that Margene gave that cover story to Pam. Pam's like, duh, what about Margene? And Barb is like, duh, indeed, and Pam's kind of shocked to realize that Barb didn't know. "I mean, there's only a handful of them in the state, and it's hard not to think that living right across the street isn't a sign or something, don't you think?" Pam gushes. Barb snaps herself out of her current Margene-murdering fantasy -- I bet they're pretty finely tuned by this point -- to find herself having an actual conversation with her neighbor from across the street about her husband Carl's sperm. Pam says they talked about adoption, "they" including God in this case, but Pam got outvoted. "And Carl is concerned, if I don't have his children, where will his spirits go? To an atheist or a meth addict?" This is only the first of several occasions where this episode lets us know that it's not only people on the compound who hold some religious beliefs that might seem unusual to outsiders. Just wait until later. But we've already moved on from religion to money, as Pam drops the figure of $50,000 dollars. "Don't rush into anything yet," Barb says, to Pam's confusion. She's not the only one who's confused. Why is Pam talking to Barb about this instead of to Margene? Does she think Barb is Margene's agent or something? Not that Barb wouldn't be kind of awesome at that job. In fact, I think I just decided on my dream arc for Season Three. Free Margene and Barb!
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