Letitia is dubiously asking what the sock-puppet-panda on her arm is for, and Karen offhandedly tells her Freddy wanted to sell it to kids as part of a golf video. Letitia: "Oh. Maybe he wasn't a keeper." Honey, you take that back. I don't care if you can buy me and sell me. However, I will say that Jill Clayburgh's bemused expression while regarding the thing on her hand is hilarious. Karen then confesses what she did with Nick, and says she wants to marry him and that she doesn't want to go the rest of her life without having given it a try. Letitia, after almost drinking a candle, offers to help Karen. I guess I can see this, character-wise -- from her own experience, she can see that Karen has to see this through to have some peace. On the other hand, I'm not sure what help she can offer, unless she's willing to elbow Lisa into a cement mixer. How about it, Letitia? Don't you love your daughter?
At the U.N., Tripp seethes to Nick that Elder has stolen Patrick away from him. Nick tries to say that Patrick has a right to make his own choices, but Tripp is having none of that -- it's clear to him that Elder is exerting undue influence over Patrick. He goes on that he's not a vengeful person -- he's endured massive betrayal in his life, and has responded to it with patience and with love. "But I will not endure this man." Nick warily asks what Tripp wants to do, and the answer is to destroy Elder. "I want that son of a bitch completely and utterly destroyed." What I think Tripp is saying, Elder, is that it's time to take this baby to the next level. Djb's got you next week -- see you in two!