Meanwhile, back at the Wasn't There Supposed To Be a Brotherly Love Message Here? Plot, Kenny has sold a way-too-big-for-his-size tree. He is having problems loading it to the top of this woman's SUV. He asks Cam for some help, since he's just standing around laughing. "You sold it, you load it," Cam says. That's the rule. Kenny picks up the tree and backs in, trunk first, breaking the rear window of the SUV. Christmas Tree Boss says the window will cost two hundred dollars and that it's coming out of Kenny's paycheck. Cam just laughs and laughs. You're a mean one, Mr. Green.
Mitch straightens the candles in his Menorah. Elizabeth walks in. He says he was thinking about putting some lights on the tree. She says the tree is on the other side of the room. Mitch starts his When I Was a Little Jew monologue about how Hanukkah was the one time when his family got together. There's a dreidel story here about lighting the first candle. Whatever. Anyway, Elizabeth asks why he doesn't still light the candle. He says that it all seems like something in the past. "The smile on your face when you were telling me that story looks to me like it's a past worth revisiting." St. Clare jumps from the television set and screams, "I'm sorry I've failed you, Pamie! I just can't take it anymore!" Mitch goes to put more lights on the tree as I give St. Clare mouth-to-mouth. She's angry that I've saved her and put her back on the television. "If I'm here, you're here, lady!" I shout at her. St. Clare makes herself hot and burns my hand. "Just know I'm not on your side anymore," she says. "What?" "You think it's bad now? Just watch my work." "You mean?" "You'll see." She laughs and gives me the stink-eye as I sit down cautiously to watch the rest of the episode.
What have I done?
Instantly the five-note Get Real jingle begins playing and Ferret is just chattering on about how her friend told her that some movie had a surprise ending, but didn't say what the surprise was but still told her that there was a plot twist so now she's going to be all looking for it so the whole movie is ruined for her and now she doesn't want to, like, see it at all. I start screaming and I get down on my knees in front of St. Clare and beg her to stop her powers. "It's Christmas! Please!" St. Clare makes me bring her a cup of coffee and an Entertainment Weekly. "I'll sit near you, but I'm not watching that crap anymore," she says. Meghan is totally Clayed-out not listening to Ferret so Ferret's all, "Hello?" Meghan says she was in the wrapping zone. She says that Meghan is acting just like Clay. He was weird on the whole drive home. "Oh?" Meghan says with too much interest. Ferret says that she thinks that Clay is pulling away from her. Meghan offers that it might be the holidays, that they can do that to some people. Ferret resigns that Meghan could be right. Ferret is so dumb that I don't mind that she's getting screwed both ways.