Nora feeds her grandchildren ice cream so that they will like her better than their mom. Paige doesn't want to talk about ice cream, she wants to know if Kitty is sick. Nora doesn't even pretend to consider Sarah's wishes on the subject and just flat out tells Paige that Kitty has lymphoma, but will be fine. Nora, that sort of behavior would get you crucified on the UrbanBaby message boards. I'm talking about the feeding the children ice cream thing, of course. I don't really blame her for telling Paige and Cooper the truth about Kitty, because what else could she have done? Told them to ask their mommy? That would never work.
Kitty and The Senator are ascending the service stairs at the Reagan Library and she is simultaneously hoofing it up the stairs and complaining about the helicopter ride. She must be feeling better. Not to be annoyingly nitpicky, but I don't understand how they could land a helicopter and then go upstairs to a library. Whatever. They open a door and...they are not at the Reagan Library. They are on a rooftop that looks suspiciously similar to another rooftop. Kitty is confused and The Senator explains that it is a celebration. A small and private celebration with nary a Buckley fan in sight (well, okay, two Buckley fans). Okay, hold up. Kitty couldn't tell the difference between a downtown office building and a library built in the middle of luscious gardens with a reflecting pool and a chunk of the Berlin wall and an Air Force One hangar? Here's a picture. Would you be confused? Maybe Kitty is not doing as well as she thinks. So Kitty and The Senator stand on an abandoned rooftop staring out at the city of Los Angeles, with an intimate table for two in the corner, and The Senator explains that it is a celebration of Kitty getting through her first cancer treatment and for her and her white blood cells fighting a good fight. She laughs that he never does anything half way, but in typical Walker fashion, she looks a touch disappointed.
The Dancing with the Stars reunion tour came to a screeching halt at Walker Manor. Rebecca and Justin show off their dance moves and everyone applauds appreciatively. Saul asks Sarah to dance and she chooses the tango. Luc does not think she can possibly do the dance justice, but semi-professional Rebecca can. They launch the forbidden dance and Justin gets semi-jealous of his semi-professional fiancée dancing with a fully-Frenchman. Luckily they only do an abbreviated version of the dance and Sarah, Saul, Scotty, and Kevin pile onto the dance floor for tango lessons. While we were spared a spat between Justin and Rebecca, we are not so lucky as to escape the evening without one Walker meltdown. This time it is Scotty who is overly sensitive and when Kevin opts to be the man in their tangoing twosome, Scotty takes it personally and then blows it way out of proportion. He really is a part of the Walker family (wiping tear from eye). Luc explains that the woman and the man are equal both in the dance and in life, which garners cheers from Sarah and Rebecca, but Scotty is all in a huff. He decides that Kevin has made all the decisions in their life together and he has had enough. He makes the decision to leave and Kevin, finally, follows him. You didn't really think they could have a dinner party without one hissyfit did you?
Sarah tears herself away from her little French friend and, frankly, she is brave to leave him unguarded with all those Walkers around. Well, Saul. She is brave to leave him alone with Saul. She comes home and Nora immediately asks her how Kitty is doing and Sarah shrugs, she wasn't home when Sarah left. Nora goes stony and silent and looks thunderstruck. Actually, she looks exactly like my kid does when he is taking a poop in his diaper. Like, whoa, what the heck just happened? Sarah tells her to stop worrying because Kitty totally deserved a night out. Nora shakes it off long enough to break the news to Sarah that Paige asked about Kitty and Nora told her about the cancer. Sarah can't believe Nora did that. She wanted to handle it, but Nora sent her over to "handle Luc". Ooh dirty! Nora justifies her actions and I still think she is right. Paige flat out asked her and Nora answered simply and honestly. Nora then loses some serious points by evilly telling Sarah that she better tell her kids about Luc because she will! Way to undercut your righteousness there, Nora. You were right! You should have left it at that. Sarah glares at her mother and cuts right through to the meta-message: Luc isn't the problem, Kitty is. Nora doesn't like anyone having fun while Kitty is sick. She is a good old-fashioned party pooper. Nora growls at Sarah, grabs Evan, and leaves.
Joe is mopily playing guitar in his living room...oh wait, that's not Joe. It's David, pretending to be Joe. No kissing your own daughter please! Holly comes out of the bedroom to overact in public. She apologizes and then starts hyperventilating as she tries to explain to David that she is flat broke. She got greedy because the returns were so good and she put more and more money in and didn't diversify. She put everything she had, all of her savings, everything from William into the fund. And now it is all gone. David struggles to understand. Holly sobs that she promised Rebecca a perfect wedding and now she is too broke. Oh good grief. Give Rebecca a chance to be understanding! Let her make a speech about how her relationship with her mother and her love for Justin overshadow any need for a Monique Lhuillier gown. Let her well up and hug Holly and say she is so happy to have her as a mother. Don't rob the girl of her Emmy nod! Holly explains to David that Ojai is still struggling from Tommy's screwups and it will take months for mo' money to come in. All she has is her house and her stocks in Ojai. She is back where she started. Guess she better find another married sugar daddy then.
The Senator and Kitty dine on their private rooftop sipping champagne and admiring each other in the candlelight. The Senator explains that he only used the Buckley dinner as a cover story, but he is getting the distinct impression that she would have preferred the Republican hoe-down. Kitty tries to be gracious (but she's still a big old ingrate) when she explains that she wanted a night out on the town where she didn't have to think about cancer. She just wanted to be a wild and free Republican rejoicing in the work of William F. Buckley. She doesn't want special treatment just because she has cancer. The Senator understands and then he apologizes, because in about a minute she is going to get a big old bunch of special treatment. A fireworks display suddenly lights up the night sky. Kitty is stunned and then she gets it. She laughs appreciatively and claps her hands like a little girl while The Senator shrugs apologetically. Later, Kitty half-heartedly admits that she doesn't exactly mind his grand gestures and The Senator gleefully reminds her of the first time he put her in a helicopter. She laughs that it was the first time they had sex... but it wasn't because of the helicopter. He shrugs and tries to wrap his head around a future with only small displays of affection. Kitty appreciates the effort, but all the grand gestures in the world can't fix her cancer and it hurts her to watch him try. They decide that the perfect end to their evening would be to just go home and watch Evan sleep. After they pry him out of Nora's hands, that is.
Kevin and Scotty are still arguing. Kevin is mostly mad about Scotty's use of the tango as an analogy for their marriage -- he doesn't think either one of them should be leading or following. Scotty lets it go, but begs Kevin to consider trusting his intuition. He loves Kevin and he wants to start a family and he wants to start a family soon. He thinks the hippy chick is the perfect surrogate that the universe just dropped on their lap. To turn it down would be rude. Kevin rolls his eyes, but agrees. BUT. She has to undergo every physical mental and genetic test in the book and she IS NOT the egg donor. 'Cause that fashion sense is probably contagious. Kevin and Scotty shake hands solemnly and then hug and fall on the bed. Happy again.
The Senator comes crashing through the doors of Walker Manor with Kitty in his arms. Nora instantly leaps from the couch, grabs her portable EKG, an epi pen, her cell phone, safety goggles, thermometer, and a fire extinguisher just in case. Kitty laughs that she just stupidly mentioned she was dizzy and The Senator swept her off her feet. He carries Kitty upstairs while Nora pouts in the living room because she totally wanted to use her fire extinguisher.
Sarah's children wake screaming in the middle of the night because they know their mother is frenching a Frenchman and not telling them. How can they have an open relationship with their mother without honesty? Sarah drags both kids into bed with her. She asks Cooper if the nightmare was about Kitty's cancer and he says no, it was because Grandma let them watch Candyman. Sarah adds that to a long list of complaints against her mother and tries to remember to find some paid babysitting. Sarah comforts the kids and tells them that Aunt Kitty has the best doctors in the world and will get better. She reminds them not to say Candyman in the mirror three times, too.