Jenny tries on a lovely dress and Alison enters, clearing her throat. "I kept the tags," she hisses. "I'll return everything tomorrow." Alison lays it on the line how she knows it's been weird adjusting back to life together, but that Jenny's got her over a barrel: "I can't keep being afraid that if I act more like your mother and less like your friend, that I'm gonna lose you." Which is valid, sort of, except...this would not be a problem if you had acted like her mother in the first place, instead of a bony vapid idiot deserter, so you tell me. Parenting is not a fucking notion. That stuff makes me so mad. Jenny makes a hideous face about how if Alison had just stayed in Hudson, Jenny could still be running around getting drunk and constantly raped all the time. "Well, I am not there. I am here, and I don't really care if that makes you happy or unhappy. I'm still your mother. You can come to my show tomorrow, and then you are grounded for a week." Jenny protests that it's unfair, but I don't know. I kind of like that Jenny's getting totally fucked for bringing her mom back to town, because that traces back to the horrible advice of Vanessa Abrams, which is funny. Jenny's the only person that is actually paying for reminding Alison that she had a family. Well, and Rufus, I guess, except Rufus is asking for it at all times.
Nate is crying to Chuck about how he did everything perfectly, matched his tie to her dress et cetera, and Chuck's all, "Like the book says, she's Just Not That Into You." Then there is awesome: "Man, I have to find out! It's killing me. You guys are still pretty close, aren't you?" Chuck's like, "In a sex-type way, but yeah, we're friends." Could you find who she's seeing? "Me," Chuck says, awesomely, and dumb old Nate's like, "Exactly! Who's on first?" Awesome.