Bill's going to a gaming convention in Nevada in connection with Weber Gaming to meet up with his new clients, but Barb begs off, still not on board with the whole idea yet. Margene is only too happy to go in Barb's place, in order to (a) enjoy a hotel/spa weekend; (b) have a turn at being Bill's public wife; and (c) have the honeymoon she and Bill never had. But then they end up running into friends from Bill's other life, and Margene takes it hard when Bill demotes her to "secretary" and calls Barb down to the rescue.
As the only wife left at home, Nicki tries to throw an engagement party for Joey, Wanda, and Kathy. The sixty grand she stole from the UEB office helps make that happen, but something else from there gets in her way: Alby, who's pissed at her for skipping his testimony meeting last week, forcing her to host the party at home. Alby's got other balls in the air as well. The first is his insistence on bringing Roman home to die, although he claims that's not his aim. The second is an offer from Frank, who thinks his sons sold him out to Lois and has decided to get his revenge by offering to spy on them for Alby in exchange for Kathy. Yes, that would be Joey's Kathy. And of course Alby takes him up on it. Alby shows up at the party, accuses Nicki of the theft, and accidentally goads her into spilling the beans about Weber Gaming.
On the Rhonda front, she may finally have overreached, threatening to out Heather, falsely or not, as Sarah's lesbian admirer. And Sarah's restored friendship with Heather has an unintended consequence, which is to make her vulnerable to the meddling of April Blessing.
Back in Nevada, Bill proves to his potential new clients that he's not "squeaky clean" by outing himself to them. Barb's freaked out, but Margene sees a chance to be "Mrs. Henrickson" in part of Bill's life. Things end on an ambiguous note, with Barb not speaking, Bill in bed alone, Roman soaking up a potent cocktail of painkillers and sedatives injected into his IV by Alby's wife, and Rhonda singing "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." on TV, in an extremely unconvincing way.
The sun rises over the Juniper Creek compound, and Adaleen has just noticed that the cash that used to be in the office is gone from the open cardboard box that was once its home. After how many days? She'd assumed that Alby had deposited it, but of course we all know that any deposit of that money was made by Nicki -- into her car. The phone rings, and Alby's creepy-ass wife grabs it before Adaleen can reach it. Alby tells some guy to go pull all the security logs and front gate sign-in sheets, which causes Adaleen to catch up to where Alby already is, which is the realization that somebody done robbed them. Her action plan: "We need to find them and skin them alive!" Or cut them off from the family again, as the case may be. Alby sits at Roman's desk, looking rather out of place there with the peeling blue-sky wallpaper behind him. It's not quite as presumptuous as donning Roman's hat would have been, but it's close. Mrs. Alby #1 gets off the phone and says to Alby that Roman is up and talking. Adaleen goes limp with relief. She's the only one in the room who does; Mrs. Alby #1 is looking at Alby like, Way to go, loser, and Alby is careful to keep his expression neutral. Because he likes being the boss so much, what with tens of thousands of dollars disappearing during literally the first five minutes of his watch. If he keeps up this kind of leadership, and lasts as long as Roman did, he may ultimately succeed in losing as much money during his entire tenure as the U.S. government does in a week.
Nicki's on the phone with Wanda, telling her how happy she is that Joey and Wanda are taking on a second wife, but that this "shacking up" simply won't do. Not that she's being judgmental; she just sees this as an excuse to help with the bonding party that Kathy's mom is throwing at her house. Which, in turn, is just an excuse for Nicki to use Wanda as an illicit merchandise mule. With all the cash Nicki has now, she's once again able to afford her old vice: mail-order catalogs. And in order to avoid suspicion at home, she's having all the crap she's ordering delivered to Wanda's house. She makes the excuse that it's Bill's idea, and the other wives will just get "jealous." Of course Nicki's lying, but if I were to find out that someone in my family had liberated sixty grand from a scary cult, I don't know if "jealous" would describe my feelings. Wanda confirms that Nicki will be there to help set up for the party tomorrow, but Nicki has already moved on to the next thing in her life, which is the sight of Ben currently sneaking into the yard over the back fence. Nicki looks shocked, pissed, and not remotely jealous.