Daniel laughs nastily: "You didn't think I'd have a problem with the appropriation of my image? For a marketing campaign I never even signed off on?" All Cyrus did was give you grace. "It's a good likeness," he protests, and though it is, it's not good enough. It makes Daniel feel like a hack; it makes him feel like he's been hacked. The Guatrau loves it: It's sweet, kids will find it comforting. Daniel invokes the uncanny valley; he wants to float above it. The Guatrau consents, but just wants the same commercial done properly this time: With Daniel making the empty promises himself, live and in person.
While the Willow children squabble over homework, Amanda helps Mar-Beth put together her birthing tub. The edges will be soft; her family will surround her, holding her hands and praying to the Lord. Amanda's asked before, but now she asks again: "Any day now, huh? But you don't have a due date?" Mar-Beth didn't want to know if it was a girl, or a boy, or when it was coming, or if it was healthy. The word of the Lord and the price of faith. Amanda can't believe her, and presses her too far, with questions.
"Amanda, I thought I made it clear. I trust in my faith and my family to help me deliver a healthy baby." She can't even imagine that. She's thinking like a doctor, she says; forcing it, without faith. Can't even imagine that much faith. Mar-Beth's face closes up like a fan and she sends Amanda for groceries, annoyed.
Alone with her wife, Mar-Beth can ask about the progress of Clarice's resurrection dreams. Clarice assumes that the GDD still has Zoë's thumb drive, along with everything else they seized. One of the husbands has a mole, at the GDD, so they're looking into it. "You've got us stealing from the GDD now? Adopting Terror Mom isn't enough for you?" Clarice takes offense, but Mar-Beth continues. "She's a tabloid celebrity, Clarice. Having her here is like turning this house into a giant lightning rod."
Clarice reminds her wife that it's God's will to keep her close. Faith demands they leave it be. God will keep them safe. When Mar-Beth complains that Clarice's will is usually isomorphic to God's, and getting closer all the time, Clarice stares at her. "I didn't choose this path. The things I've done, the things that I've allowed to happen, I've not taken any pleasure in them. They've been a necessary sacrifice." Human psychology is based upon projection; she doesn't even know when she's lying anymore. It's her certainty that brings them to her, that converts them under her unto the Lord. The world she sees and the world she lives in are identical.