In the hallway at City Hall, Ed catches up with Bonnie. Bonnie's clearly blowing him off in the typical "I'm being as civil as possible with you considering we had some pretty wild sex last night and now I think I may have made a mistake" fashion. Believe me, I got that reaction from every woman that I ever managed to get drunk enough to sleep with me. I know that blow-off quite well, my friend. Ed gets a bit pissed with her attitude, and says that maybe he's old-fashioned, but when he sleeps with a district attorney, he wants to be able to have a civil conversation afterward. Bonnie wants to know how she's not being civilized. She tells him to relax; it was just one night. He agrees that it was one night. He didn't tattoo her name on his arm or anything stupid like that. He says that she's the most bizarre woman he's ever met. She agrees with him. He walks away. Ice crystals form on Bonnie's eyelashes, and she's inside a warm building. She is the ice princess, kids.
Commercials. Providence is an all-new episode on Friday night. Great. I'll be sure to rearrange my social calendar for that one.
Rev. Carver, Ed, and Nancy pay a visit to the Heavenly Path Cathedral where Rev. Porter is performing. Not preaching -- performing. The congregation is clapping away, and the electric guitarist in the choir is enjoying a particularly hot solo. I recognize Letterman's announcer as the keyboard player in the band, and get all gooey because I finally recognized someone in a low-key performance during Ed. Yeah, I'm still kicking myself after missing Mary Ellen Walton as the judge in the first episode -- sue me. Rev. Porter's introduced, and Bob Odenkirk walks into the spotlight. Odenkirk never fails to crack me up with his smarmy demeanor. ["I missed Odenkirk?! Damn. Stupid Dawson's Creek." -- Wing Chun] Porter tells a joke about asking Jesus to arrange a date with Jennifer Lopez for Porter, and Jesus says, "What do I look like? A miracle worker?" This gets a huge laugh from the rambunctious congregation. He then does an impression of Jack Nicholson doing a Bible reading. No wonder this guy is putting asses in pews -- he's good! Just as he starts to introduce wacky headlines from around the world, Rev. Carver has seen enough and he, Ed, and Nancy leave. Carver says if that's what it takes to keep his job, he needs to retire. Carver likes giving forty-five-minute-long sermons about ethics, not Nicholson impressions. Nancy says that, even though she doesn't go to church every Sunday, she knows he can't leave Grace Church. Carver says that Grace Church will still be there, with or without him. Ed corrects him by saying the building will still be there, but it won't be Grace Church. I have to agree. It's the preacher that makes a church, not the building. There. I said it. Uncle Bob's stance on religion is out there for all to mock and ridicule. Begin casting stones at dawn.