Holly is taking a call from Dennis York. Oh that's right. The last time we saw these two Dennis York gave Holly an offer she could almost refuse and she had 24 hours to think it over. Now, according to Kitty and the logic of the writers of this show, it has been close to a month and she still hasn't given him an answer. Dennis York is finally on to her wily ways and has called her up to point out that she is either not interested in his offer or is trying to figure out why he is offering so much. Well, big fat DUH, Dennis. It is hard to tell which of these two is more business savvy. Holly wisely blames her lawyers for the delay. A month late, Dennis decides to put down his foot. Holly has to meet him tonight or he will start looking at other options. Is there another major Ojai shareholder to approach? Whatever. I can barely bring myself to care about this storyline. It just seems so unlikely that Holly would leave her (highly-unqualified for whatever it is she is doing at Ojai) pregnant daughter at a company while Dennis York unfurls his dastardly scheme. And, yes it is awful that Holly lost her savings to fake Bernie Madoff, but she still has a job and a salary. Does she really need to retire THIS second? Anyway, after Dennis's retarded ultimatum (I mean retarded in the slow sense, so spare me the emails, Sarah Palin) Holly just has to go to the office and stand up David for their day of coupon clipping and cat-food eating or whatever it is the destitute do these days. He does not take it well. He points out that she wants to work when she could just cash out and hang around him all day. He then points out that this is not about Dennis York, it's about William Walker and about hanging on to something that was never hers in the first place. THANK YOU. I've been waiting for someone (other than me) to say that for a LOOOOooooooooooong time. I mean, TRUTH, right? Holly gets huffy, obviously, and storms off to go to work. She will figure out The Secret of the Ojai Fruit Company if it's the last thing she does. And she'll do it without Bess, George, her lawyer father, of her helpful housekeeper Hannah Gruen.
Kevin is late to work, so when he finally walks in The Senator is not really interested in small talk and just starts listing candidates for positions in Kitty's campaign. But The Senator really wants to talk about the primary that took place in Pasadena last night. Kitty is a little concerned about her chances in the general election, if she can't win over her own family. Well, she is a Republican. Would they really cross party lines just to vote for her? The Senator is ticked off and despite Kevin's mawkish look, he is determined to talk to Nora about supporting her daughter. Before he runs to Pasadena, though, he wants Kevin to know that he is Kitty's numero uno when it comes to campaign managers. Kevin doesn't look particularly surprised. And neither should you.
Yonder in Pasadena, The Senator has sojourned to Nora's kitchen to ask for her support. Nora is too distracted with her new job as guest chef at Scotty's restaurant. The mayor will just be there to smile, she is the real cook. I know I asked before, but WHY WOULD SCOTTY INVITE HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW TO BE GUEST CHEF?? I mean, really? Why not bring like, Michael Chiarello or Mario Batali? Oh right, they aren't Walkers. Also, it could imply that Scotty had friends or connections outside of the family. THAT would be unforgivable. Oh forget it, I'll drink the Kool Aid: I would love to go eat at Bobby Flay's restaurant when his mother-in-law was cooking! Nora finally realizes that her tax dollars are paying The Senator to loiter around her kitchen pestering her so she asks him to go, like, be senatorial elsewhere. Cut a ribbon or something? Read a bill, maybe? But The Senator won't quit wasting her tax dollars and go until she admits that she voted 'No' and to reconsider. Kitty needs her mommy. Nora is rather hard-nosed about it and even though she swears it wasn't her vote, she still thinks Kitty should suck it up and run anyway. Anyway, OBVIOUSLY the mayor can't make it, so, man, aren't they lucky they have a Senator in the family! He volunteers for kitchen duty and while Scotty is thrilled because Senator trumps Mayor, Nora is not. Can you imagine working in a kitchen with Nora? Total bitch in the kitch.
Kitty is feeding Evan something pureed and green while Kevin watches with a disdainful look. Suck it up Daddy-O, because soon that will be you trying to shove a semi-liquid down the throat of an unwilling and moving target. And, no, they don't let you strap the kid down like it's a foie gras goose. Kitty is bitching about Nora's "no" vote and Kevin looks uncomfortable. Because OBVIOUSLY it is his vote. Kitty wipes Evan down and shoves him in an off-camera "playpen" while Kevin tries to convince Kitty that the no vote was no big thang. Somehow Kitty turns it around to be a forum on Kevin's fears of going to his high school reunion. Kevin has no interest in reliving the worst four years of his life, but Kitty in some sort of sadistic bent (like maybe she watched an entire Saw marathon while she was in the hospital) is determined to make him. In order to minimize his horror, she offers to go with him. Because nothing says "I turned out AWESOME" like bringing your sister as your date. Sometimes this show seems like just a redux of The Brady Bunch.
At Scotty's restaurant, Head Guest Chef Nora and Head Sous Chef The Senator are receiving instructions, including recipes and menus from Scotty. Nora is already buttoning up her chef's coat and has tightened her toque so that it won't fall off when she is throttling The Senator in the throes of a 9 p.m. rush. So, wait, if Scotty has the recipes and the menus pre-planned, what was Nora so frantically researching on the computer earlier? Old episodes of Julia Child? The Swedish chef? Whatevs. Obviously neither Nora nor The Senator are particularly impressed with Scotty's menu choices. I mean it is clear that his restaurant's failure is ENTIRELY due to his inability to use sharp feta or to properly balance cumin. Like, just DIE Scotty. Oh wait, don't. You are one of the few good things about this show. Except for your occasional need to whine and your seeming unwillingness to tell Kevin to GET A GODDAMN HAIRCUT. Also, Scotty let us all down by not killing The Senator and Nora or, at the very least, ME before this dreadful scene unravels. Otherwise, love ya' Scotty! So obviously Nora immediately starts trying to take control of the kitchen, requesting that The Senator step aside from the lamb and maybe try not to fuck up boiling water. The Senator pulls out a cell phone, hits a few buttons, and quietly orders a highly trained Navy Seal unit to take her out right after dessert.
After catching up on her book club's reading of "I, Sadist", Kitty steps out of the car, unlocks her trunk and escorts Kevin to his high school reunion. She sticks a giant nametag on him, tells him to keep his chin up (or else!) and shoves him into the bedazzled gymnasium. She also totally jinxes his chances of having a kid, by saying that he's about to be a hot dad or something. Although "hot dad" probably means something else among the S&M community. The second they walk into the gym, Kitty is the one accosted by fans who can't believe someone so "famous" would come to the reunion of a class she wasn't even in, which is actually pretty reasonable. Kitty tries to pretend she was, like, SO excited to hang out with her super awesome brother, but she sort of stammers and falls short trying to remember why or when Kevin might have been "awesome". The closest he ever got to "awesome" was when he was secretly dating Jason Lewis. Otherwise I'm taking suggestions. The fan girl can't remember Kevin's name and Kitty gives her the stink eye from hell because in Kitty's world, you remember the name of everyone you went to high school with. Kevin looks inches away from pulling out a flare gun and getting sent to detention.
It's evening now, if I didn't make that clear, and Holly is still at work. As darkness falls, David is packing his bags, because that is what grownups do when they have a fight: They Pack. Don't you ever watch this show? Sheesh. Rebecca comes over to drop off some files that Holly wanted and is surprised to see him packing up. He explains that he and Holly had a fight and she stood him up for their walking around thing and she, like, works A LOT. And he is tired of trying to compete with Dead William Walker who is, well, DEAD and can't fight like a man. David was invited to go to Belize and work on a film. And why the heck shouldn't he go? And why should he tell Holly he is leaving? They are in a fight! The rules of normal human decency don't exist after you've had an argument. Puppy kicking, hamster chucking, drinking straight out of the carton of milk, licking the walls at restaurants --NONE OF IT MATTERS. Meanwhile, Rebecca is having a mental health epiphany, like, no wonder I am so fucked up and think Justin and I have an awesomely healthy relationship. LOOK AT THESE PEOPLE. Rebecca tries to talk some sense into David's thick head, but he just keeps packing.
Oh God. I had managed to completely block out the fact that we are supposed to be watching whether or not Sarah gets laid. And she's still all post-partum and has enormous baby-feeding boobies and is all glowy and IT'S JUST WRONG, OKAY? I don't want to play anymore. The things my eyes and I put up with for you people. So Sarah and Roy are sitting in the car after the date and he is just waiting for her to get out of his damn car already, but she won't go without TALKING. What a drag, right? She wants to know if he's just not that into her or something because he hasn't manhandled her or anything and her mom is getting curious. He explains that he wants to be all slow and grown up and not freak out the kids that Sarah is going to be their new mommy and the Walkers will absorb them like the Borg. Sarah's all good with that. Then they jump on each other. In a car. Which is not exactly grown up at all. So they get a motel room. Class.
Over at the house of horrors that is Kevin's high school reunion, the "Rock Lobster" soundtrack is driving Kevin