Kevin and Justin are sharing a room at the La Quinta and Justin is trying to talk some sense into Kevin. If by sense you mean trying to convince him to forgive Tommy and support him unconditionally. I'm not sure if that is any more sensible than Kevin's outright anger at Tommy for abandoning his wife and daughter, but it is the brand of Walker Kool Aid they are selling today. Justin's mission is interrupted when Rebecca comes flying into the room, immediately ducking under the bed to avoid getting caught in the boys' dorm. When Justin asks for alone time with his girlfriend, Kevin snorts that "he can have the tent, but he's not standing guard." I heart Kevin. Rebecca has a present for Justin and he is embarrassed because he hasn't gotten her a ring yet. He loves the watch that she bought him (complete with second hand for taking someone's pulse), but still doesn't think it is the right time to tell the Walkers about their engagement. Rebecca is surprisingly a good sport about it. So far, anyway. The Walkers gather in the dining hall and squabble and talk over each other as they try and map out a plan of attack for seeing Tommy. Then, suddenly, they do see him. He doesn't have a beard and he doesn't quite break into a smile when he sees them all gathered there, but he manages to hug Nora when she runs to him. The Walker family reunion is interrupted by the crash of a gong, and the angry yoga lady that Nora met when she first arrived intones solemnly: silence is as deep as eternity, speech is as shallow as time. Oh lady, them's fighting words to a Walker! Kevin snorts, this place is as nutty as a fruitcake and everyone shushes him. I give them five minutes before they are kicked out.
The Walkers try to eat silently, but all end up staring at Tommy blankly. He looks more than a little uncomfortable, so Nora tries to break the ice by playing charades. So the next time they play their old neighbors they will totally kick ass! Go Team Walker! Unfortunately, Sarah cheats by writing on a napkin: I'm back at Ojai. Tommy nods in surprise and Sarah makes a very loud shooting herself in the head noise that ricochets around the room and draws a glare from the angry yoga lady. If you run a spiritual retreat, wouldn't you be less angry? And if you were a resident of this place and that woman was supposedly guiding you to spiritual peace and enlightenment, wouldn't you wonder why she had such a big yoga mat up her bum? Anyway, maybe giving the Walkers five minutes was too generous. After their rebuke, the Walkers silently eat and gesture about the food. That lasts about thirty seconds until someone notices Justin's new and expensive watch. They all make angry impatient explain-it-now gestures and Rebecca steps up to the task. She pantomimes taking a pulse and using a stethoscope and eventually Nora figures it out and blurts, "Doctor!" and grabs her heart causing a momentary panic in the lunchroom. She apologizes, but can't help proudly stating that her son just got into medical school to the room at large, before sitting down. Tommy gets called up by the angry yoga lady, who kicks out the entire clan. I lost track, but I think that was only three minutes. Personal best, Team Walker!