"Imagine that you're in a hammock. It's a summer day. Imagine that your show wasn't just canceled, and you weren't stuck in this limbo of the unbaptized: the post-mortem recap." Jason sits in his car listening to a relaxation therapy CD when Schultz startles him by rapping on the window. Schultz advises Payne that those relaxation CDs are "crap" and that, personally, he lets his mental health rise or fall depending on the quacky-sounding "scientific fact that you can't be angry and panicked at the same time, so just find something to get pissed off about and then, gone." The "gone" part seems about right.
A work crew is attempting to hoist the oversized couch in through a second-story window. I really wish they wouldn't go through so much trouble. Jason wonks around about "reeling some things in, especially since I'm paying for it. Did you get my memo?" and Schultz replies, "Yeah. What's with the memos? My office is like ten feet down the hall." Heh. But then he continues with the sad exposition of the no-longer relevant narrative: "I think those memos played an important role of your nervous breakdown. Your subsequent firing from Hawkins and Bates, your overall humiliation and fall from grace." Jason continues retracing the steps of last week's episode, reminding Schultz that his firm offered his old job back, "which for some bizarre reason I passed on to start a practice with you. Which at the rate we're going through money should last another two weeks." Oh, the hubris!
They walk into their Beach Law Bungalow (which came with their purchase of the limited edition Attorney Ken) to find an attractive young blonde. Jason recognizes her as "Madeleine," and she calls him "Mr. Payne" and gives him a hug. She tells him her husband is in trouble, and Jason can't believe the wittle giwl is married: "Husband? Last time I saw you, you were on your way to Stanford. How long have you been married?" She answers, "It's four months now. Ken and I both dropped out after our sophomore year and eloped." Wow, I can't believe this show is really going to take on the rampant cultural problem of Stanford students dropping out of school to get married. Kudos for being so bravely topical, Head Cases. We learn that Madeleine's dad is, according to Jason, "protective" and according to the Li'l Mrs., "a total bastard." Schultz interrupts by yawning "I'm here" (no, really! He really does yawn!), and Payne finally introduces him to her, which give him a chance to clarify his until-now slightly inappropriate relation to this girl: "I've known Madeleine since she was a kid. She used to babysit Ryan." Okay, so she's not just some random cute girl, but his kid's former hot babysitter. Glad to see we got back on the wholesome track. Schultz's mind is equally as dirty, and he mumbles out an insinuating "That's what I'm talkin' about."