Speaking of Daniel Purcell, he is selling the scene of the crime. He doesn't care about the price, he just wants the place gone. As the realtor goes about her realting, Daniel takes a moment to flash back to the time he locked his wife out of the house. Remember? Five weeks ago? When their house had been broken into and she sat on the stairs and told him he had to make a choice? And then he yelled, "I know," and then shut the door on her? That's what he is remembering. Then he flashes to the night of the gala and the start of their fight. I don't think we've seen this before. Daniel and his wife sit in the car and he tells her that he is not blowing the whistle on UNR. He made a deal with them so that they would leave his family alone. Christine is not happy about the choice. Once they are inside the house in the kitchen where her body will be found, she tells him that if he doesn't call the EPA, she will. I still can't believe he had her killed. Or allowed her to be killed. I mean, I know he is/was having an affair with Claire Maddox, but he still seemed to like his wife. And if he is concerned about his daughter's wellbeing, wouldn't he be concerned about the psychological harm of having her mother strangled to death in her own house? Wouldn't that be concerning? Anyway.
Walter Kendrick, CEO of Ultima National Resources, is on the television, no, not with Regis and Kelly, but some talking heads show that has guest CEOs on to talk about their mergers. I don't get that channel -- it must be on Fox's extended cable offerings. Oh wait! That must be MergerTalk the new FOX primetime series where old white guys talk about their mergers and acquisitions and everyone throws things at them. What you haven't heard of it? It was included in the House bill to bail out the financial institutions. It's supposed to make the nation feel better. Kendrick wants to merge corporate philosophies and create synergy. The computer that helps Jem and the Holograms? Awesome! Go Mr. Kendrick! Of course Patty, Tom and Ellen are determined to stop him. I knew they were working with the Misfits! Mr. Kendrick's television appearance explains why he was so determined to cover up the Aricite contamination in West Virginia. A giant class action would have blocked the merger and then synergy would never have been created. Ellen can't figure out what they are going to do now...unless they can figure out a way to block the merger! You know those V8 commercials where the baby doinks the mom on the head for eating French fries instead of drinking salty tomato spinach water? That's what Patty does to Ellen: Doink! Just shut the hell up, Ellen. Of course they are going to try and block the merger. Patty sends Tom to go find the legal and financial history of UNR. Ellen can obviously not be trusted to do anything even that menial. Tom heads off to actually work, but pauses and asks Patty if she invited that girl sitting right there to that thing they were talking about. Ellen is all "um, guys, I'm right here." Tom leaves Patty to explain that in honor of Tom's ten years of hard labor she is throwing a party in his honor. It's at her house because some how that is nicer than a restaurant or bar? Or just giving him a bonus and not making him spend more time with his co-workers? Patty is aware that Ellen hasn't been back to her house since she was almost knifed to death, but she is invited. She'll have crackers! Ellen looks uncomfortable, but agrees to think about it.