California. Iris and Tommy Dolan are camped out on Iris's sofa, listening to a recording of Tommy's ambush interview with Otho. "I want to thank you for bringing the recording over this evening," she says, with the measured tone of someone who spent even more time practicing that line than Sofie did with the whole "Has it been that long?" bit. "I'm sorry I missed it live, but I was in prayer." Wow. How come no sweet old brother-loving spinsters ever invite me over to recap things they missed live? Tommy's got quite a little racket going here. And he obviously knows it, too, because he's desperately trying to get her drunk. "Jesus turned water into wine," he observes. "That's quite an endorsement in my book." Heh. Smooth. Very smooth. And also subtextually relevant, given the aforementioned "loaves and fishes" action we get this week. Iris confesses that she feels "decadent," and Tommy oh-so-earnestly asks to hear all about her. And after gulping down about half a glass of wine, Iris does agree to tell a little story. "There were two children," she begins. "A boy, and a girl. Immigrants from Russia." This is accompanied by shots of the little kids we've already seen tormenting Justin, but Iris goes on to tell us their backstory. "They were traveling with their mother, by train. One night, there was a terrible accident. A bridge collapsed, and the train went dooooown into the water. There were no survivors, except the boy and girl. By God's divine mercy, they survived, and washed up on a riverbank. They were pursued. A man was sent to kill them. The girl fought to protect her brother, and then the day came when the boy had to protect his sister."
Episode Report CardAaron: B | 849 USERS: B-
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