And now, a scene from the upcoming movie, The Passion of the Wendy. Only instead of agonizing over what she must do while hanging out in a garden somewhere, she's in the office lounge, babbling at a coworker who would clearly rather be anywhere else. The upshot to the whole scene is that Wendy's steeling herself to have a sit-down with Barb.
Back at the office, Bill is gloating, "We got the files, we got the computer, he can't retaliate. How can he retaliate?" You know, I seem to remember there being something in the Bible about pride going before a fall, but that's just me. When Joey calls Lois, Bill sings into the phone about how they made it in and out of the meeting safe and sound. Lois says tensely, "Well, that's wonderful. Could I talk to Joey, Bill?" Bill gives the phone a What the H? look and says incredulously, "That's it? Just 'wonderful'?" Lois bites off, "Super. Really great. Ah, can you get me Joey?" She is not what you would call a skilled liar. A deflated Bill hands the phone to Joey. Lois wants to know what Joey would like them to do about what she delicately terms "our little situation." Joey asks, "And...how's that going?" The penny has just dropped for Bill; he demands to know what's going on. Lois says with some concern, "He's still passed out, but his breathing's quickening. I suspect he's about to wake up." She seems sort of disappointed by this. Anyway, Lois wants to know what Joey thinks they should do. I suppose when the menfolk in your cult are always talking about how they're the heads of household and you must submit to them, you've got to seize any chance you can to make them suffer for that attitude. Joey's certainly suffering now. When Wanda gets on the phone and mewls about how she didn't want to get Joey in trouble, he's cracking, but the minute Bill asks what's going on, Joey disintegrates and the man-sized pile of dust still holding the phone blurts, "It's bad! It's real bad. I wanted to keep it from you, except you might need to know because it might affect you if he finds out about it, I mean, if, 'cause he might not find out at all." Bill's all, "Huh?" and Lois sharply reminds Joey that she's there with a "Hel-LO," and that's when Joey shouts, flustered, "Yeah, Mom, hold on a sec!"
So then he tells Bill that Wanda poisoned Alby. Bill's stunned expression is truly hilarious to behold. It's like someone just told him Wanda's been breeding prize pterodactyls in the old fish farm tanks. Bill says weakly, "Alby's dead?" Joey says, "No, but it's close. Antifreeze. [pause] Like with Dad. Except not arsenic." Bill dazedly asks, "Wanda poisoned Dad?" Joey replies, "Yeah. Kind of." Bill protests that Wanda called him to tell him, to save Frank, and Joey says, "Well, not really. She called because she felt guilty you never had a chance to say good-bye." Heh. I love how calling the police hasn't even been floated as an option for the backwoods Borgia. Bill picks up the phone and barks at Lois to take Alby to a hospital now. She decides she will after she's done singing, "I told you it wasn't me that poisoned your father, but oh, no, nobody believed me." Bill asked if anyone knows the effects of antifreeze and Wanda coolly replies, "Gets drunk, passes out, then it's the kidneys that go." Bill begins stammering out a plan to cover their collective asses.