Skip and Maria drink and bitch at each other but since they're totally mysterious, all you get out of it is how he wants her to stop stalking Cliff. Maria brings up the gigs and gigs of Eddie's footage, FINALLY. I knew Maria would come through. Liza listens and realizes that, in fact, she was more right than she knew. It's not just half the cast that was in on the murder, like she has previously thought, but apparently the entire population of Palm Springs. Her eyes bug out impressively.
Tess admits to having done much worse than calling Bob "John," in her time. Karen and Tess climb into their martini glasses and watch more scary drag queens. Skip gets something under the door that makes him crazy. Rewind. Oh, it's a DVD marked, "Enjoy! Maria." Tess and Karen are drunk. Greta has no rhythm and notices that Karen is drunk. Karen gets onstage with Tess and they dance around like idiots.
Nikki finishes up Jessie Jo's makeup and it's all very loving and typical. Jessie Jo has three sons and five grandkids. Plus then there's Nikki, his favorite daughter. Awwwww. Then Jessie Jo finally comes out onstage in an amazing Tammy wig and sings "Stand By Your Man" and Karen sings along very sincerely. Nikki loves JJ from the wings, and it goes on a long time. Greta points out to Johnny that this is their first date, and it's even better than she imagined. They kiss and she says some shit about how she needed a really great date to the drag club to make her feel wonderful. And secure with her boyfriend's sexuality!
Skip creepily watches the video on the DVD, a tape from Eddie's room which involves Skip wiping and then putting the gun in Eddie's dead-ass hand!
That one kind of sad slow crappy song that ends every single episode with a montage starts playing, so you know there will be heartbreak. And a montage. Nikki walks the imminently kickable Spats outside the Fairy God-Bungalow, and Cliff gets all psycho stalker about her, and she almost gives in, and he apologizes for scaring her. It's just that he's not the bad guy; everybody thinks he's evil and scary and a maniac, but Nikki recognized the good in him. (Contradicting her previous statement that she liked the psycho in him, then her statement that she liked both the nice guy and the psycho in him.) They bond for the eighth time about how they're both really untrustworthy, and isn't that romantic? Jessie Jo is none too pleased. He stares into Nikki's eyes with his arms folded while Cliff sucks on her neck, and it goes on a bit too long. Nikki remembers finally that the entire show is about getting back to clarity when you're surrounded by toxic people, and sends him away, almost calls him back, doesn't, angsts.