Downstairs, Sarah begins her speech, which covers the collapse of the tent as a sign that you can't control everything, and the "great unknown" of marriage, in which two people "who happen to love each other" become something different, a family. A few hackneyed thoughts on family later, Sarah proposes the toast formally to family, to Kitty, whom she loves "completely and totally," and to Robert, and everyone he brings to the table. Robert thanks her in a very canned way, and turns the floor over to Jason to give a blessing. Jason, it seems, is a minister.
As Jason drones on about the assembled family, Kitty is yanked out of the group by Kevin. In the kitchen post-yank, Kevin freaks out at Kitty that Jason is a minister, and Kitty is delightedly scandalized that Kevin "sucked face" with him (and who among us isn't) and swears she didn't know about the minister part. Kevin slurs that she's the worst "communications director" (finger quotes Kevin's) ever, and if Robert wins, she'll be the first First Lady to be impeached. Kitty's like, "Henh?"
Jason is wrapping up the prayer. Focus pull to the front hall behind the guests, where Justin pauses and takes in the scene sadly with his kit over his shoulder, then slips out.
Later, Kitty finds Nora in the den with her feet up, "resting" and trying to equate the tent collapse with "a metaphor for [her] life." Kitty posits that sometimes a tent is just a tent, considers for a moment, and comes to sit beside Nora; she apologizes, for moving out and for the way she told Nora. Nora deflects it, saying that it's her job as a mother to react the way she did. Kitty calls the house a sanctuary -- a word it takes her a few seconds to come up with, like, Kevin's right, her "communications" skills could use an overhaul -- and Nora is pleased. She says that Kitty can understand how she might want to maintain that sanctuary a little bit longer, after the year she's had. It's hard, with both Kitty and Justin going at once. Kitty looks sad, and thanks Nora for letting her stay: "It's...been an awful year, but it's been the best awful year of my life." They share a laughter-through-tears moment and a hug, and then Rebecca comes in and tells them what's going on with Justin, even though she promised him she wouldn't.