Holly convinces Rebecca that she has to tell the other Walkers about Justin using again, for Justin's sake. Cut to the gathered family (plus Holly, minus Tommy, who has taken up residence between Lena's legs) staging an intervention at the Walker Manse that features Justin nastily running down everything that's wrong with his family members until Kitty finally manages to get through to him. Of course, it's Justin, so he's still able to use his super-special powers as the baby of the family to get Nora convinced that he can go through withdrawal at home rather than in a rehab facility, above the objections of almost everyone else. But stay at home he does, which means the gathered Walkers (plus Tommy now, but minus Rebecca, who Justin ran off) have to sit on him until he stops trying to make a break for it. By the end, Nora is finally able to stand up to him, and Justin's looking like he'll pull through.
Elsewhere, Holly tells Saul that Tommy can be found at Lena's, which leads to an incredibly uncomfortable series of interactions back at home, where Saul is pissed at Tommy for acting a fool, Kevin is pissed at Saul for suspecting the worst about Tommy, Tommy is pissed at Kevin for asking him about Lena when he's got Scotty on the air mattress back at home, and Kevin is pissed at Tommy for even bringing that up. Saul ends up storming out, after another Gay Or Not Gay argument with Kevin, telling Nora that he can't keep pretending that her family is his family. Kevin ends up admitting that Jason never returns his calls (bad reverend!) and that he likes having Scotty around because he's lonely. Tommy ends up breaking up with Lena, again, and the countdown to her going all Fatal Attraction on him and Julia starts now. And finally, Saul returns the next morning and tells Nora that he had been in love with a man for many years. Nora wishes he'd told her years ago, and when she presses him for details, he just gets evasive and leaves.
Also, there's some boring political stuff having to do with Robert and his daughter and Travis and Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago, all of which ends in Robert firing a quarter of his staff for...some affront to his idealism. And then Kitty tells him that she wants to get married right away after all, so they can get started on having children. Robert lies to her that that's what he wants too, which means we've got a doomed wedding to deal with in two weeks. Awesome.
Previously, Kitty miscarried, which was sad for everyone, but slightly less sad for Rob, which could end up being a problem. Lena began sleeping with Tommy and enabling Justin's drug addiction, making her an industrious addition to the cast, if not an overly popular one. Kevin gave Scotty an air mattress to sleep on, then hounded Saul about going to all-gay mixers and a lifetime spent in the closet. And Rebecca left the Walker Manse, so disillusioned was she with Justin's surreptitious pill-popping.
We open on Kitty's early morning wake-up call at the Walker Manse. It's Robert, who too-cheerfully informs her that it's 8:30 AM, Central time. That would be 6:30 AM Kitty time. Your fiancée just went through an ordeal, sir! Now is not the time to be waking her up at ungodly hours. Kitty relays a weird dream she had involving Robert and her school cafeteria. Probably because his skin tone reminds her of the chili con carne. Robert's calling because he can't handle his schedule on his own, and he needs to bitch to Kitty about being overbooked. He also asks who this "King of Pork" is, whom he's scheduled to meet later on. Is he in any way related to one Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago? Kitty, admirably refusing to let Robert draft her into being his on-call girl (not like that) all day, says to ask a staffer, "Melanie," who should be there any minute. On cue, in walks Melanie, with another random staffer whom Kitty also manages to peg over the phone. The King of Pork is, unsurprisingly, a pork industry lobbyist, and Kitty says to make sure Travis vets him. She tells Robert to be patient, don't fire anybody, and (she's too nice to add this, but I will) leave her the hell alone. Once Robert hangs up, in walks Travis with news of a scheduling snafu: it seems Robert's daughter is on her way to visit today rather than on Saturday like Robert thought. And since he can't cancel his meeting with the King of Pork, Travis says he'll just have to bring Sophia along. It's a barbecue, he says; "She'll love it." That's about when I told my TV that Sophia was totally going to turn out to be a vegetarian. Let's see if I was right!
The Harper Home For Heretofore Hussies. Rebecca and Holly are sitting down for a morning coffee-n-confessional. Rebecca, who looks like hell and obviously hasn't slept much, tells her mom that Justin's on drugs again. Not for his leg, like Holly thinks, but for whatever else you'd possibly use drugs for if not for completely above-board reasons (what?). That's partially why Rebecca moved out; also because she felt useless and didn't know what to do. All of the anger Rebecca had about this last week is gone and is now replaced by sadness and a kind of agitated helplessness, where she wants to do something but doesn't know what. Holly suggests she start with telling Nora, particularly since -- and she says that Rebecca doesn't know this, but I can't imagine that's true -- Justin overdosed last year. Rebecca totally doesn't want to tell anyone -- Justin would never forgive her. But Holly says she owes it to Nora (and Justin) to tell her.