Mitch walks into Laura the Project Engineer's office and says that he needs to talk. About the suitcase. She asks if he doesn't like it. He says he does, but he has to give it back. She gives him the sexy, "Why?" He says that a gift like that could mean something to a guy who's married. She gives the adulterer's moany laugh. She gets up and circles him and says that she wanted it to mean something and that's why she gave it to him. Mitch asks if she's kidding. She's all up in his face saying no. They start kissing. They lean back on the desk and knock the suitcase over. She's unzipping his pants and straddling him. Mary shoots out of bed with a gasp. Mitch asks what's wrong. She says she forgot to put the deposit down on the champagne.
Okay, quick quiz. At which part of the last paragraph did you know that it was a dream sequence?
- "Mary shoots out of bed with a gasp."
- "They start kissing."
- "She gives him the sexy, 'Why?'"
Yeah, you guys are catching on. Welcome to my world.
Mary is furious at the liquor store. She can't believe that they sold the Dom just because she forgot to put down the lousy deposit. The liquor store guy explains that because of the "Millennium" the kids are talking so much about these days that people are buying "this stuff for their pets." But she's the Center of the Universe! She wants an Oompa-Loompa now! There's no Dom "anywhere." He tells her not to forget the deposit next time.
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.