Now they have a little who's-on-first. Trixie: "You got her knocked up, in otherwords?" Ellsworth: "ME?! I ain't got her in any way at all, Trixie!" No, what Trixie meant was, he figures her to be pregnant, right? Ellsworth is still on the defense, swigging to calm his nerves. Trixie asks him, even though he is just Mrs. G's employee, and nothing else, if he'll "do the right thing." It gets complicated, here. Trixie wants to know if Ellsworth would marry Mrs. G so that she could have the baby she wants so badly, but not have to scandalize Bullock's wife and child with his illegitimate issue. It takes a while for this to sink in for Ellsworth. When he finally gets it, he wonders if Mrs. G would even have him, should he ask. "I'd work on that, next," Trixie answers. All those years under Al's tutelage really taught Trixie how to scheme. Seems like she's using it for good in this case, though.
Outside, Merrick is unloading the belongings of Miss Stokes from the coach. He makes small talk, and eventually works up the nerve to stammer out an invitation to show her around the camp when she's settled in. She smiles and says she'd be grateful.
Back in Al's office, E.B. is finishing up his report to Al on everything that's happened since Al's been ill. He shakily tries to gloss over his embarrassment with Wolcott, but Al doesn't buy it. E.B. explains the whole Wolcott/Hearst/Tolliver thing to Al, in a nutshell. When Al regards him with silence, E.B. gets nervous again and tells Al that he meant no disloyalty. "You looked out for yourself," Al responds, reasonably, "against the chance I'd die." E.B. stammers that he never wished for that outcome, of course. "In any case," he goes on, trying to sound optimistic, "here we are, exactly as before in strength!" With that, he raises his feeble arms in an awkward victory salute as Al rolls his eyes, rings his bell, and brushes him off.