At the Home Plus office, Don catches up to Bill and tells him he thinks the Weber Gaming deal is going south, because the owner, Reese, stood him up for a meeting. He wonders if Roman bid higher, but Bill doesn't see how Roman could manage without a UEB vote. Don reluctantly agrees to try and get Reese to come into the office. To call off the deal? Well, since that would be the smart thing for Bill to do, I think we can count on it not happening.
Wayne is in his natty little school uniform, playing with his little brother Raymond, several very large Star Wars Lego® assemblies, and a rosary. It's this last item that freaks Nicki the hell out. She angrily asks where it came from. "School gave it to me," Wayne says. Completely uptight, Nicki tells the boys not to play with it. "It's dangerous." And then she goes over to the kitchen trash bin. Just as Nicki is theatrically opening the lid and dangling the cross over the open can, Margene comes in and asks Nicki what she's doing. "I'm disposing of this," Nicki says, like it's a radioactive turd. Margene is kind of horrified, but she holds onto the flies-with-honey approach for as long as she can. Which isn't actually all that long. "You can't throw them in the garbage, Nicki," she finally says. Nicki demonstrates that she in fact can, leaving Margene to fish it out of a puddle of discarded goulash. "Mama's not mad at you, sweetie," Nicki says tenderly to Wayne. "Mama's mad at the necklace." Well, that's okay, then.
Barb looks like she's just on her way out the door to class, but she finds Joey standing on her doorstep, asking to come in. Even though Barb knows Bill's pissed at Joey, she agrees.
Inside, Joey brings Barb and the rest of us up to speed on what he's been up to since Lois turned up at home sans Wanda: "The hospital wouldn't say when they'd release her. And I kind of caused a disruption." Which I'm sure worked out splendidly, in a facility full of burly orderlies, chemical sedatives and a wide selection of restrains. He wants Barb to talk to the hospital about springing Wanda, but Barb actually thinks that a little stay there might do Wanda some good. Joey sits down, complaining that he doesn't ask for that much: "A job, and me, and Wanda, and the baby." He just wants life to be simple. You know, like he is. That's the cue for Barb to mount her hobbyhorse about getting him and Wanda off the compound. Joey says that never worked for him, either of the two times he tried it. Barb offers to talk to Bill about helping out, but Joey doesn't want Bill involved. I can see where he's be mad at his brother for not appreciating the way Joey rolled over on him after Bill helped cover up an attempted murder for Wanda. Barb says they can get Joey and Wanda out of the compound without Bill. "You're an amazing person," Joey says matter-of-factly. Barb gives what I'm sure she thinks is a modest smile, but it comes off more like a silent, I surely am.