This show just gets crazier and crazier. This week, Andrea finds an unused condom in Brian's bag, and kicks him out. He goes to live with Nick, and it's like the strangest and most fun pairing ever, of course. And also a little poignant when Nick turns the tables and asks Brian for advice about the situation with Karen. See, he's found out she's pregnant with Simon's baby. She wants to be with him anyway, but he's not so sure. Brian quotes the Bible -- "Love endures all things" -- and Nick's convinced. He tells Karen he'll talk to Simon for her, since Simon has threatened to always be part of the child's life. But, you know, not in a loving father way; it was much more menacing.We also find out that Simon didn't want Jeremy to kill him, but just to help him fake his death. Nola's not having any of that, so she volunteers to take on Jeremy's role in the whole thing. It almost works out, until Simon finds out Karen's pregnant and tries to back out of it. Nola stabs him in the end, just as Nick walks in.
In the only other storyline of the episode, Patrick meets Senator Watley (who they're now calling Congressman instead, for some inexplicable reason) for dinner and Watley brings his wife, Krista Allen, playing to type. She tries to seduce Patrick and invites him to her hotel room. Patrick finally tells Watley what's up, and it turns out he knows. Since he's not interested in his wife sexually, he likes to hook her up with guys he wants to be with who aren't gay. He tells Patrick to keep the date with her since he won't be there tonight. Patrick shows up and they start to hook up, and we see a videocamera in the ceiling. We get the videocamera view of William Baldwin, which I can't help seeing as an homage to Sliver. Maybe Tom Berenger's the one on the other side of the camera. I guess we'll find out all next week. Or never.
Here we are at the penultimate episode. Once again, no previouslies. But you've got the recaps. Not that this show even strives for any sort of continuity of storylines or characters at this point, but still. They're there if you want them. We open on Karen with a pregnancy test, begging not to be pregnant. Because, apparently, the doctor telling her she was last week was not as reliable as a store-bought test. Nick barges in, and Karen's extremely awkward with him. He asks her to go to the Berkshires this weekend, but she puts it off until at least next month, saying she's just taking things slow. He's puzzled, but agrees. Though he's not happy about it.
Jeremy and Nola are in their usual position in a bubble bath talking about Simon. Nola tells us that Simon chose Jeremy to fake his death, not kill him. Thanks for that update, Nola. She thinks it's a trap, because Jeremy's no Jason Bourne. He pooh-poohs her, saying he's whoever he needs to be to save the woman he loves. Excuse me while I throw up.
Okay, I'm back, and thankfully we've moved on to Simon and Karen. He's showed up at the house to see Tripp to talk about unrolling the biofuel tomorrow. Karen's bitter, and Simon's shocked about that since he says it all worked out great for both of them: He has half the company, and she has Nick. She isn't letting him off the hook and says he ruined her life, and she'll never forget it. He asks if he was really that important to her considering her four previous marriages. She doesn't answer, so he wonders if something else is going on here. Letitia walks in to answer him by telling Karen it's time for their appointment. She looks at Simon with disgust and shock, and she and Karen hop in the elevator and leave.
Andrea walks in as Brian's preparing a sermon. He tells her it's the "Love is patient; love is kind" sermon, but she isn't moved by it. Instead she's pissed, because she found an unused condom in his bag from his trip to D.C. so she's not buying the whole "state dinner" thing. She kicks Brian out. When he protests she can't kick him out of his house, she says she's already cleared it with his mother. She asks Maria to please pack "Mr. Darling's condoms. He's moving out."