Nicki walks through the grounds of Wayne's school, taking in all the Catholic iconography around her. And, okay, I was raised Catholic (although I went to public school), and even I think some of that stuff is kind of freaky. The current Pope chief among them. Nicki ends up alone in the chapel, looking and feeling quite out of place in her prairie garb amid all the stone and candles and saints and stained glass. The crucifix atop the altar happens to be one of the more gruesome variety, and Nicki regards it with clear distaste. Two women come into the sanctuary, one a mom in a lavender sweater set, and the other a nun in black pants and vest. The mom leaves, giving Nicki's outfit an obvious O RLY look as she walks past her. Nicki approaches the nun, who is the school's vice principal. She denies having given Wayne the rosary. "Wayne's not a baptized Catholic and we don't consider the rosary a toy." Good thing she doesn't know that Wayne was using it as an X-Wing fighter earlier, then. Nicki isn't ready to let it go, all but accusing the school of indoctrinating Wayne. While she's on the subject, she asks what Catholics believe in anyway. Ohhh, here we go. Once the vice principal realizes that Nicki's rather hostile question comes from a place of genuine curiosity (as well as hostility), she says that what sets Catholics apart is a belief in the Holy Trinity and transubstantiation. Nicki asks what that second thing is, so the sister explains about the Eucharist becoming the body and blood of Christ. Basically what I said in my first recap of this show, but in nicer words. "Why would you ever want to believe that?" Nicki wonders. The nun explains about body, blood, soul, divinity. "Wayne's a lovely child and we're very happy to have him here," she says. Nicki looks like it's taking every ounce of restraint she has to not to respond, "Why? So you can turn him into a mackerel-snapping papist?"
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A- | 915 USERS: C+
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