Out on the road, Nicki shares Margene's road-trip licorice and drops a bomb on her: "Well, happy anniversary to me." Margene's like, "Ooh, awkward." She starts making excuses for Bill and Barb, with everything else going on and Barb's first day of school. "It's kind of a really exciting thing, having a first day of school," chirps Margene, who is, after all, in a position to remember. Nicki's not done milking it, though, because if you're dressed like that, you'd damn well better milk something. She pops in a CD of done-me-wrong country music, which strikes me as just a bit over the top, but Margene just picks licorice out of her teeth with a fingernail and watches the pavement spool by. There's a buffalo crossing the road in front of them and everything, letting us know that they're out in the boonies good and proper now.
Ben's working the Home Plus loading dock in a dorky uniform shirt, and that's where Brynn comes and finds him, asking what he wanted to see her about. Ben steels himself, walks over, and quietly says, "My family believes in the everlasting covenant of plural marriage." Ah. So Brynn didn't know after all. I'm glad we didn't miss that little revelation during the season hiatus. Brynn doesn't know what Ben's talking about. So Ben starts going into the whole backstory of how Barb got sick years ago, and Nicki came to nurse her, and everyone liked her, and Brynn finally gets it. "You're a polygamist?" she hisses. She's a bit freaked. "So how many moms do you have?" "Three," Ben says, relieved that she isn't running away, at least. Still, if he's half as smart as his dad he'll hold off a few minutes before asking Brynn to be his first.
At the University of Utah, Barb sits on a low wall in the quad, sipping coffee from a paper cup and just savoring the experience of being back at school. The only thing missing is that nobody's hitting on her.