Cut to the next morning. As Holly comes bombing down the hall in her black boots, Tommy and Sarah emerge from their offices to watch her progress, and when she arrives in "her" office, she finds Nora already there, holding a teeny plant and looking as smug as smug can be. She knows it's "a bit awkward," but with the company "in such a positive place," she's decided to "step up to the plate" and work there. Holly, all toothy disbelief, doesn't believe what she's hearing as Nora prattles on that it wasn't her idea "to double up," but space is at a premium. "Yes...Sarah mentioned that," Holly says, her face clouding. Nora asks if they should get to work, then; Holly, clearly wondering what work Nora is referring to with "they," stares. Nora smiles broadly.
The morning after that, Nora comes in holding two lattes: one for herself, and one to make Holly feel like crap. I mean, "for Holly." Holly's on her phone headset, and Nora thinks Holly's talking to her when she's actually talking on the phone, because Holly knows what she's doing and has real work to do, while Nora's just an overmatched former stay-at-home mom. I just wanted to make sure that you all get it. Do you? Do you get it? There's more in this vein -- Holly explains that she's "just rolling calls"; Nora doesn't know what that means, exactly, but pretends she does -- before we cut to Sarah's office and Nora stage-whispering that she feels like an idiot. Holly is "running a multinational corporation," she complains, while she's just twiddling her thumbs. Sarah, choking back an "I told you so," makes an excuse to leave, sticking Tommy with Nora. He rolls his eyes, looks down, looks at Nora, then looks away. Heh. Nora, following his gaze, notices that "this office is drab -- hasn't anyone ever thought about hanging some curtains?" Tommy leaps at asking if she wants to be in charge of that. She doesn't: "Nice try, though." Tommy gives up and assigns her to shipping invoices.
At Sarah's house, Paige is doing homework and Gabe is doing something sketchy at the counter as Sarah comes in with groceries and thanks Gabe for walking the other kids home. She asks him to take the trash out, and he's like, "Now?" Sarah doesn't pick up on the suspiciousness emanating from Gabe like cartoon stink-waves, just says "please" and starts unpacking the grocery bags; Paige pitches in to help, and although I didn't notice this on first viewing, it seems like maybe she's in on it with Gabe, and is doing a little distracto action on Sarah. Sarah finds an open -- and empty -- vodka bottle on the counter, glares at it, and asks Paige who opened it. Paige gapes. Sarah says it's okay, Paige can tell her: "Was it Gabe?" Paige doesn't know how to respond, so Sarah sends her upstairs, and Paige runs out, probably relieved. Gabe comes back in from trash duty and tries to speed-walk through the kitchen, but Sarah isn't having it; she asks where the vodka is. Instead of the expected "...vodka?", Gabe smartly admits that it's in his backpack, and Sarah grits, "Get it." Gabe glowers beneath his floppy hair. "Now," Sarah says. He hands over a small thermos, which Sarah dumps the contents of down the sink while Gabe apologizes repeatedly and begs Sarah not to tell Joe. Sarah looks at him, conflicted.