Derek likes the pot roast, so score one for wives. "He's an ex-con," Paul explains, "He's just happy there's no ground glass in it." Beth pushes to find out further about the nature of their jailhouse relationship, but the two men are somewhat close-lipped on the subject. Before Paul finally tells her he's moving Derek into the old Young house they're not living in so that he can do more of his mysterious revenges -- and that she's not allowed to know about it, due to how wives can totally be forced to incriminate their husbands -- they have this retarded conversation:
Beth goes, "If I may ask, Yeager, what were you... I believe the phrase is in for?" This makes a lot more sense -- Beth period makes a lot more sense -- if you're aware that she came here in a time machine from a long time ago and is actually not from America at all. (This also makes her clothes make more sense.) So then Derek's awesome answer is complicated by more of her unbelievably dorky fake bullshit. "You know sometimes when people steal stuff they give it to another guy? Who sells it for them?" Beth does; she thinks that's called a "fence." Because that's what it's called and everybody knows that. The punchline, though, is pretty excellent: "Right. I killed a fence." And her response, "Oh! Well. How about that?" is good, too. But so much painful stupid to get through.
Gabrielle shows Bob about a million pictures of annoying Grace and thanks him so much for complicating her life and causing Juanita to go nuts even more than she already was, and then the bullshit starts. She hands him two tickets to? Cats. That's right. A Broadway show that was a cliché when Kate & Allie was on the air. I can't figure out if this episode is specifically intended to make Gabrielle look like an asshole, or if it's just an offensive free-for-all -- because the gays don't really come out on top, either -- but either way, it's ridiculous. This woman grew up, literally, among the best and brightest of the gays. They are her people. And yet suddenly she's acting like this ignorant asshole who grew up in Fairview and married her high school sweetheart in Fairview and will die in Fairview. Which is nothing like the truth. And if the former, there are a million other ways to insult that woman that don't contradict everything else about this show. Fuckin' Cats?