Rose is wearing another ugly ensemble which makes you wonder whether the wardrobe department hates her because she got to make out with Jon Hamm and they didn't. It's a black mini-skirt and a red shirt with black swooshes and a chain belt slung low on the hips. None of it is doing her any favors at all. After the aborted dinner, she is starving and is pillaging the pantry for food scraps. Nora warns her off the olives, because they've been in there since the first Bush administration. Nora apologizes to Rose for the Walkers' behavior at the dinner table. But, that's the Walkers for ya. If Rose doesn't like it, she is welcome to hop back to Seattle. Rose smiles, unmoved by the speech. Nora claims that the subtext to all that hollering and screaming was them trying to lure Tommy back to the fair shores of California. She just wants Tommy to come home! And what better way to do that than by alienating his fiancé? Rose, being a seemingly reasonable human being, albeit a Civil War reenactor, pretends she was just thrilled to sit at the infamous Walker dinner table she had heard so much about. Then Nora softens and offers her some leftover lamb. But then she hardens right up when Rose apologizes for asking about the photo. Nora tenses and doesn't want to talk about it, but Rose perseveres. Nora claims Brody was just an old high school chum. Are we sure Brody was a popular name in the 50s? I am thinking more Josh Schwartz era.
Nora gets momentarily gooey when talking about Brody, but before any elaboration, Tommy and Sarah come in and claim they are starving too. Wait, so they started fighting before the entrée was served? Choices, people! Sarah tells Nora that she and Tommy made up and Tommy gleefully crows that there might be a job at the radio station for him. Then Sarah reminds him to ask Rose and she's all on the spot and has to say yes. Oh joy! They are moving back to Pasadena. I wonder if Rose is going to bring her wig with her.
The next day Nora has put on her finest blazer to meet her new granddaughter. She settles next to Saul who has helpfully looked Brody up in the phone book. His name is Nick Brody, by the way, which makes a lot more sense. Nora doesn't want to meet Brody and she is NOT obsessed with him. Kevin comes in and tells them that Olivia is almost ready to meet them. He adds that they talked to the social worker who confirmed that a lot of kids fall through the cracks and they are going to have her tested for illiteracy. Nora tears up because Kevin sounds just like a mom... er, parent. Then Scotty brings Olivia out to greet her new family. I guess Scotty is the primper in the family. Saul and Nora tentatively but genuinely sweetly greet Olivia. If only they had been this kind to Rose. Olivia thanks Nora for the phone and Nora nods because if you are going to be in this family you have to have a phone and preferably learn three-way calling. Then Olivia introduces Saul and Nora to Zemulon the product placed gecko. Scotty and Kevin beam like two happy dads as they watch Olivia, Nora, and Saul become a family.