Sarah's dealing with her divorce, Kitty finds a prenup among Robert's paperwork, and Nora feeling edged out by Rebecca in the "taking care of Justin" derby, so the three of them head off for a spa weekend. What follows are two days of gossiping, meddling, drinking, and being far too loud for the Quiet Room. They end up crashing a wedding reception, which is understandably weird for Sarah, and for Kitty. But there's free booze, so... Sarah ending up telling Nora and Kitty about Tommy and Julia's problems, and though she swears them to secrecy, Nora sneaks off to insert herself into Tommy's business for a moment. Her daughters figure this out and freak on her for her constant meddling in their lives, but of course the second Nora starts withholding motherly advice from them, they cave so damn fast.
Milo's back, and he begins the gradual process of pulling Saul out of the closet by taking him to a gay cocktail party, where Saul runs into Scotty (awesome). Scotty of course wastes no time in telling Kevin, who shocks the hell out of me by directly asking Saul if he's gay. What, no elaborate dance of misunderstandings? I expected a lot more dancing around the issue. Saul gets pissed and denies it, and we learn a little bit more about Kevin's relationship with Dead Dad.
Tommy's been too preoccupied with keeping tabs on Julia to concentrate on work, and he ends up totally cutting Holly off at the knees in an important vendor meeting. Later, he and Lena end up sharing some late-night wine at the vineyard, and when Holly comes in the next day and sees them in the same clothes as the night before, she winds up and lets Tommy have it in a most excellent dressing-down.
Oh, and Justin and Rebecca do the dance of pills and mistrust, as the last episode foretold. And it seems like Justin's on the up-and-up, but then we catch him sneaking pills behind Rebecca's back.
Previously, Justin finally agreed to take pain medication for his leg, but also worried that he'd get addicted again; Sarah and Joe were over for good; Julia took the baby to her parents' house in Arizona so she could figure out if she really hates Tommy or whether she can just come back and be bored by him like the rest of us; Saul's friend Milo turned out to be gay, which totally surprised Saul, who thought their times in Key West all those years were totally normal straight-guy romantic liaisons; and Kevin and Scotty re-connected and decided to play at being friends for a while before their inevitable falling into each other's mouths.
We open at the Walker Manse, where Justin and Rebecca are lounging around, watching what looks to me like a home movie of friends of theirs, but after hearing them talk about the people onscreen for a second ("That's her boyfriend? The one who made her get the boobs?"), I realize it's supposed to be The Hills. They'd have been better off not showing the TV screen at all, because The Hills looks way glossier than that. That being said, the fact that Rebecca's into The Hills is both appropriate and awesome. And it sounds like she's sympathetic to Heidi, which...kind of fits. Anyway, Nora comes in with a plate full of food, but Justin tells her Rebecca got take-out so they already ate. According to my mother, this kind of thing happens all the time and it is very frustrating for a mom. Nora goes to put the food back in the fridge, but turns around to mention taking Justin to his physical therapy appointment. Rebecca says she'll take him, it being the least she can do after Nora's given her a place to live and all. Nora smiles, but inside you know she's all, "The least you could do would be to back off of my baby boy." One more turn towards the kitchen, but Nora also remembers to ask Justin if he's taken his pill. Wait, after all that talk last week about monitoring and dosage levels and now Justin's administering his own pain medicine? If the problem is that Justin is too stubborn and proud to let anyone hand him his pills, I think we'd have done well to have seen that at some point. It's all a little too convenient, given the way the storyline's going to go. But for now, Justin just implores his mother to find one of her other children to meddle with and leave him to his trashily addictive TV. Nora decides that, yes, she can totally find someone else's life to obsess over.