Over at Justin's, the breakfast of shame is filled with Awkward. Rebecca is acting cold, which she brushes off as due to a lack of sleep last night. Justin tries to high five himself, but misses and instead offers to make her some revolting coffee-esque beverage involving chocolate and cinnamon. Of course THAT is Rebecca's favorite drink. Rebecca's phone rings and when she sees it is her dad she answers quickly even though she ran out on him last night and now is eating breakfast with her ex and has her dirty underwear tucked in her purse. Like, yeah, good time to talk to your dad. David reports that Holly was in bad shape last night after Rebecca left and kept forgetting things and took ten steps back from her recovery. Then, when he woke up in the middle of the night she was gone. Clearly this call was just to make Rebecca feel guilty. Job well done! David says Holly is still missing and he called the police. Rebecca has the sads and no clean underwear. Just sayin'.
Sarah is hosting the Bitchy Wives Club at her house. They are well coiffed with super smooth shiny hair (bitches), white teeth, and have both sweaters sets AND pearls, which seems like overkill by the costume department, because we KNOW they are bitchy wives because their last names are HYPHENATED. They have also apparently completed the master class in undermining, because they are continuously commenting on how "cozy" and "lived in" Sarah's house looks and ogling Luc while praising Sarah for exposing her children to different lifestyle choices. As if living with a French underwear model is not going to look AWESOME on Paige's college applications. Sarah just smiles and takes it because she cares about prep school and Cooper's future enough to just grin, bear it, and not punch anyone in their khaki-covered vagina. Also, Sarah has not finished the costumes, but blames it on her perfectionism. As the bitchy bitches leave, Luc calls one a putain, which if I remember from The Little Prince correctly means either whore, bitch, or field of wheat. Sarah shrugs, she needs to get Cooper into that school and no field of wheat is going to stop her.
Nora finally responds to Sarah's cries for help and has her pinking shears packed and is headed out the door when the doorbell rings. It's Holly. She wants to know if William is there, because she needs to talk to him. Nora calmly explains that it's simply not possible. Holly pushes past her and demands to see William. Nora reminds her that William's dead, she's been in an accident, that she's been trying to get better. Holly gets more and more upset and starts crying in confusion and frustration. She doesn't know what's going on, but she knows she needs help. She begs Nora to help her.
Rebecca and Justin are making simultaneous search and rescue phone calls. Rebecca is talking to David trying to figure out places to look. Justin is calling the police again, which I'm sure they really appreciate, when Nora calls on the other line. He almost hangs up on her in exasperation when she blurts that Holly is there. But! They can't come fetch her, because she made Nora promise that everyone would give her some space. Nora's going to call David, but for now Holly is just sitting put and drinking some soothing organic chamomile.
Up in Ojai, Kitty is helping Jack screw things. In the least exciting way possible. But let's see how many more construction-based double entendres we can squeeze into this storyline! Kitty is screwing up the sanding and Jack (who even in a beater t-shirt is no Senator) comes over to show her how to use nice long strokes instead. Kitty feels uncomfortable so close to a sweaty man who clearly has a thing for crazy people and suggests he talk to a friend who has a shop in Soho (bullshit) that sells handcrafted wood products. It's right next to Prada, between Top Shop and Muji. Like, shut up, writers, no one in Soho sells hand-carved wood products. She also thinks he should talk to her friend the book editor. Jack gets all deep on her (ew, no) and asks if she is trying to find herself or find him a new line of work. She mutters something about finding herself and then he kisses her. She looks wide-eyed for a minute and then goes back to sanding. Jack, she's been widowed for TWO WEEKS. TIMING!!
Sarah has somehow convinced Kevin, Saul, and Saul's not-boyfriend REVEREND CAMDEN (!!) to work in her sweatshop. They have all gathered around Sarah's dining room table in a sewing circle, because ALL GAY MEN KNOW HOW TO SEW. This is proven true when Rev. Camden gently suggests that Kevin use a cartridge stitch when affixing velvet, while Kevin protests that his basting and gathering approach is working fine. Rev. Camden tsks tsks and mutters under his breath about working in the costume department at the Paris Opera. Saul totally saw that opera! They have SO much in common that even their socks match. Then tragedy strikes: Cooper declares he is quitting the school play! Noooooooooooooooooo.
Meanwhile, Holly has locked herself in Nora's bathroom. She won't come out. She tells Nora that she just can't go on living like this. She has lost so much. She doesn't even know her own daughter! Nora clucks encouraging words about giving herself time and being patient, but Holly wails that she just can't go on living like this. Nora's eyes get very wide and she starts pounding on the door demanding to know what Holly is doing in there. She pounds more and more franticly while Holly does not answer. Nora tries a different tact: Holly Harper is not a coward and the doctors claim if she keeps fighting she will improve. Holly still doesn't respond, so Nora points out that she will hurt the people who love her if she offs herself. The people who love her even if she doesn't remember them. Even Nora loves her and would not at all be pleased if Holly killed herself in her bathroom and not just because of the mess either. Holly opens the door, still in her blazer, blank faced, just staring at Nora. Nora who was just freaking the heck out looks surprised to see such a picture of calmness and asks what Holly is doing. Holly has no idea. She doesn't even know how she got there. She could have killed someone! That would be a dramatic twist. She thinks Nora needs to take her to a hospital.
Cooper is in a full-on tween tantrum. He doesn't want to be in the stupid play with stupid Shakespeare in stupid tights. Sarah points out that Will Ferrell wears tights in Blades of Glory (also, Elf) and he is so totally a role model so if he can wear tights, Cooper can too. Cooper adds that he doesn't want to kiss a gross girl. Even Will Ferrell would kiss the child playing Juliet in the school play. Mostly because it would violate several laws. Sarah wisely determines that kissing the girl is the real issue going on and tries to talk some sense into Cooper. Clearly, kissing is in the French man's purview, though, and Luc comes in to give him some kissing tips. Namely, you have to kiss from the heart. Much like Pepe Le Pew. And with that tidbit tucked into the waistband of his tights, Cooper is back in the play. Crisis averted! Everyone back to sewing.
Kevin reports the glorious news that the play is back on and can I just say that these people CLEARLY need actual hobbies if the biggest thing in their life is a fifth grade production of Romeo & Juliet. I mean, ham radio operating? Podcasting? Philately? Maybe Kitty can introduce them to the wonders of woodworking. Kevin suggests that Saul tell Rev. Camden the good news (I think he's already heard it, what with being a reverend and all) but Saul would prefer to diss Scotty's experimental soup. Kevin realizes that he is avoiding the subject and demands that Saul tell Rev. Camden because it is obvious that Rev. Camden is wild about him. Saul finally confesses that he hasn't told the good reverend that he is HIV positive and is worried it will put a damper on things. Scotty and Kevin look all kinds of uncomfortable but still encourage Saul to tell Rev. Camden.