Jess and Neverwood are back at Sasha's. Remember when the sun was setting in California? Oh, well. Never mind the fact that Jess somehow rode a bus to Venice in less than a day. Less than a day, y'all. Neverwood says hello to Lily in the cupboard and asks if she wants pineapple on her pizza. Shouldn't Lily be in school? Or at least dressed? "Does she do that a lot?" Jess asks. "All the time," Neverwood answers. Jess asks if Neverwood finds it to be a little weird. "All the time," he says. Sasha's pretty pissed off, so Neverwood asks if he can have a few minutes to talk to her. Judging from the sounds of slamming, Jess knows he should be scarce for a while, so he says he'll run off to a nearby bookstore. Jess leaves. I love that sentence.
Neverwood finds Sasha sitting on the kitchen counter, drinking a beer. She hands one to Neverwood. She has realized that Neverwood lied to her about going to Sacramento last week. Last week? Wasn't it the day before yesterday? Sasha asks why Neverwood didn't tell her about Jess. Neverwood says he doesn't know. Neverwood then narrates Sasha's body movements as she leaves the room, clueless as to why his live-in girlfriend of five years would be upset with him. She calls him "roomie" and yells that if he's not going to consult her on something like this, or at least tell her that he has a son of eighteen years, then they certainly aren't in a real relationship, but are more like roommates. Sherilyn Fenn gets breathless with this dialogue. She tells Neverwood to get the extra mattress out of the closet (some closet) for Jess to sleep on. It has somehow not occurred to Neverwood that Jess might want to stay with them, at least for the night. Sasha and Neverwood "Who's On First" until I almost hit the fast-forward button on my TiVo. Back down to a B. Then with the line "He could be running from the cops or attempting to hop across the country on one foot" we are down to a C. Oh, also: I have to apologize for last week, when I called Jess's "Slow Food Movement" line the worst line in the history of this show. I'm glad to say the award is back on the market. It may very well go to this "hop across the country" bullshit, though. There is an actual Slow Food Movement, dedicated to enjoying food that isn't...fast. Sorry I didn't catch the Dennis Miller-worthy reference, Jess. Sasha takes off, saying she's not Neverwood's mother. She takes Lily with her.