Patrick's talking to Tripp, and can't believe Nick ratted him out. Tripp tries to convince Patrick that lying is the best thing for everyone -- even Carmelita, because the truth would draw the tabloids' attention to her. I don't think Patrick has to tell people what the fight was about in details as specific as his affair with Carmelita in order to come clean about the fight, does he? Well, maybe he does, actually if he wants to convince people that Ellen tried to kill him. I don't know. This is why I'm not a politician or political adviser. The only reason. Anyway, Patrick says he's coming clean at "the debate."
At Nick and Lisa's, Kiki (she exists!) is asking Nick all about his mom, as he's packing up to pay her a visit in France. He tells Kiki she's lived in France for 33 years, which is how long ago she left him and Dutch.. He explains he tried to visit once after high school, because he was starting to forget her face. He went to Paris to meet her and she never showed up. He never tried again. Kiki says she'll be happy to meet him, because he's "like, famous now. Because of the Darlings." Out of the mouths of babes. Lisa storms off in a huff. Nick follows, and she explains that she's tried to get him to reconnect with his mother for years. And, apparently, instead of seeing him finally doing what she wants as a good thing, she's mad that it's one more thing he'll do for the Darlings that he wouldn't do for her. I really don't like what a whining harpy they are turning Lisa into. I used to think she was the voice of reason, and kept Nick grounded. But if she keeps acting like this, I'm not going to be at all disappointed when (that's right: I'm saying "when," not "if" -- it feels inevitable) they split up.