Patch follows Edna out to her RV in the rain as she packs it up with her stuff, asking why she hasn't called him back. Edna: "Listen up, Columbo, you had no business fact-checking my story. Calling Linda behind my back, starting a ruckus." Patch says he was just worried, and had no idea that her crazy idea would turn out to be a crazy lie. Edna tells him to mind his own beeswax, and slams the RV door in his face, which he promptly opens right back up. Edna says this is exactly why she's getting out of Dodge; he can't go five minutes without checking up on her even when he thinks she's okay. "Imagine how it would be if you knew how I really felt." Patch asks how she does really feel, as she's made such a show of saying she's through with her grief, and feels fine. Edna says she only said that so he'd cancel the pity party and leave her alone. "The truth is," she says, angrily throwing kitchen supplies around, "I feel awful. I can't sleep, I'm sad, I'm angry, and for the first time in my life, I can't picture a time when I might feel better. I don't see the other side of this one." Patch says she will, it just might take some time. Edna tells him he doesn't have to do that; she knows she's acting crazier than an outhouse rat. I'm going to take that as a shout-out, except I'm going to substitute the word "shithouse" in there for good measure. Edna starts to cry, and says that without Irv, she doesn't know what her life is anymore. Patch sits down next to his mom and asks her to let them help her -- that's what they've been trying to do. Edna says she knows, but he can't, nor can anyone else. "I just need to be alone right now." Patch asks if that's her plan: to just get in the RV and drive around for a month or so until she feels better. Edna says she couldn't say for how long, and frankly, she doesn't see herself going for much longer without Harper anyway. Patch tells her that she is talking crazy now, and she has a family who loves her and wants to take care of her. Edna: "I've never been taken care of by anyone in my life, and I don't intend to start now. I'm not going to be a burden. Not to you or Rose or anyone else. Please. Don't try to talk me out of this. It was a tough decision, but I've made up my mind." Patch is speechless, for once in his life. It's awful.
Episode Report CardAB Chao: A+ | 1500 USERS: B
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