Brian is sitting at the foot of their bed with Mei Ling Hwa stretched out on it while sitting up. He tells her he wants to make things work with her and the kids, including Brian Jr. I thought on first glance that it was odd that she was reading while he was talking to her, but then I realized that it's the Bible she's holding, which makes a lot more sense. Hopefully she's got it open to a passage about forgiveness, rather than one about stoning. Mei Ling Hwa bites out that he's been lying to her for seven years, while she shared every detail of her life with him. He says that he loves her so much, and reiterates that he was too scared to tell her the truth, and again begs her for another chance. He whispers, "I need one." Aside from the point that it's a nice touch for the priest to be begging for forgiveness, this episode has actually made Brian and Mei Ling Hwa the most believable couple on the show, which is just another pleasant surprise involving Brian. Up to this point I was getting a kind of clichéd, if still enjoyable, Dragon Lady vibe off Mei Ling Hwa, but Michelle Krusiec is injecting her with a subtle humanity that's doing wonders for the character. The only thing missing so far is an interaction between Brian and his daughters, but I guess animatronic technology has only come so far. Mei Ling Hwa considers Brian's request, and then tells him she wants him and Brian Jr. out of the house until she comes to a decision. Brian takes this for the concession it so clearly is, and thanks her.
Back in the France of yore, one of Juliet's friends is snarking on Jeremy, which means as far as I'm concerned she can go stick her head in the guillotine posthaste. Juliet unconvincingly says it's great having the party without him, and she hadn't even thought of him until the friend mentioned him. What she does think of, however, is her other friend, whom she sees making out with Ryan across the room. Juliet sweeps by them and "thanks" the girl for "being a friend," and while I think girls in this situation are generally too apt to let the guy off the hook, it's not like Ryan knew of her grand plan to make the night doubly French. Juliet keeps going right to the elevator as her friend tries to stop her from going to find Jeremy, saying everyone's there for her. Juliet: "Let them eat cake." Okay, now we can talk about Biblical punishments, because that line reeked.