After such a harrowing hour, it's time to reflect silently on the happenings during a serene montage. Ed is shown walking down a street by himself. Nick is shown smoking a pipe while Carol stands in the doorway staring at the back of his head. Nancy, Mike, and Sara The Crap Factory are asleep on the couch together. Phil is putting his "Phil Stubbs, Manager" nameplate on his desk and snidely smiling. The Rich Bastard With A Heart Of Gold is shown sitting at a bar drinking when a napkin is delivered to him. "Can we buy you a drink?" He looks up and sees the three cavemen grinning at him, apparently accepting whatever jobs he's willing to toss their way.
We then see Ed sitting on the front porch of the house when Carol shows up. "I need you to make a decision," she says. Ed decides he wants to grope her. That's not the decision she wants him to make. She asks him whether he's ever going to be capable of just being her friend. He doesn't answer but rather poses a question of his own: has she ever been alone? She admits that the first two weeks of ninth grade were pretty rough. He says when he signs these divorce papers, he will be alone. She says that he won't be alone...he has Roller Rink Marie to latch on to. He laughs and says she wasn't his type...she was too full of schnapps, which I took as a personal insult until I remembered that I'm not trying to have sex with Ed. Carol tells Ed to just shut up and sign the damned papers. He signs them and offers her a beer. They toast to friendship and then sit there in silence, sipping their beers as the show ends.
The Pittster jumps to his feet and promptly falls flat on his face. Another episode bites the dust.
NEXT WEEK: Carol tells Molly she wants to break up with Nick!! And Brad F'n Pitt lets out a small yip of glee before he realizes he's starting to sound like a schoolgirl.