Once at Grandma's house, Niki looks more than peeved as Micah's grandmother runs to meet them. She warmly hugs Micah and then tells Niki that she looks thin. I don't think they're fond of each other. A bit later, Micah's in the next room as Grandma and Niki basically talk all about him and his jailbird father without really being concerned that the boy ISN'T DEAF and is REASONABLY INTELLIGENT. I shit you not, they're just all, you're not taking care of your son and don't tell me what to do and my husband's a delinquent and murdered people and don't you talk about my precious baby that way, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CHILD. I'm just saying -- put the kid in the back room before you start trash-talking his father, okay? Kid's not a moron.
So, whatever, Grandma thinks she can give Micah a better home environment than Niki, and Niki wisely points out that D.L. didn't grow up to be such a model citizen, what with the jail time and all. Grandma says that D.L. is a good man and Niki slaps the skeleton ring down on the counter, asking her if she recognizes it. Grandma plays stupid, and Niki says it belonged to one of the men that D.L. murdered. She says that all of D.L.'s "crew" wore these rings, and Grandma just says that D.L. wouldn't murder anyone. Niki's all, wrong-o! He robbed Linderman of two million dollars, then killed his crew. Grandma thinks he was framed. "He'd be rotting in some prison if he hadn't escaped." Don't sound so proud there, lady; framed or not, "prison escapee" ain't exactly something you want on your rÃ©sumÃ©, okay?
Grandma goes on to say that if D.L. had two million dollars, he'd be on some tropical island someplace kickin' back with his son. Niki's had it. She tells Grandma that she wants her out of Micah's life. "Well," says Grandma in a snotty tone, "people in hell want ice water; doesn't mean they're going to get it." "Paulette," says Niki, starting to lose her temper, "you have no idea what I am capable of." Watch out, Paulette. You don't want to make her angry. Bad shit happens when Niki has a crappy day. Niki grabs the ring and walks out, and Paulette looks far too pleased with herself. I wouldn't be surprised if Paulette showed up with a slab of mirror sticking out of the back of her skull at some point in the near future.