Here's Ray where we left him, on the dock waiting for Jemma. It takes him a while to realize that she's not showing up. As he's finally heading back to his SUV, he gets a call. It's Jemma. His reception is bad and he sprints all over a pier trying to hear her. Finally, he hears her. She is sitting in her bathtub. She says that she's not showing up. He asks if this is because he brought up money and she says that they need a break. Why is Ray so freaking stupid? A crossover from hooker to boyfriend was tenuous at best. Is it REALLY a surprise that things aren't working out? Apparently it is.
Crestfallen, Ray decides that he will have dinner at Jessica's, since she invited him earlier. He had said that he couldn't make it because of Jemma, but he tells Jessica that he had the wrong weekend in mind. At dinner, Damon appears to be decked in full Goth make-up. I guess people still do that, huh? Ronnie and Lotte are there too. Lotte is chewing on chicken bones and Ray says that he forgot how much she liked to do that. "Good for health," she responds. She says that Ronnie is lazy. He is always in his office. Ronnie says that, since he's there, there's no need to talk about him in the third person. He has been working in his office a lot because his papers are always out of order (because of Jessica and Lotte rifling through them). Lotte says that marriage is 50/50 and there should be no secrets. Jessica reminds Lotte that she has been divorced for 30 years and really doesn't know much about how a successful marriage should work.
Damon asks, with a lisp, if someone could pass the potatoes. Ray detects that something is off and asks Damon if he has a tongue piercing. "No, Ith a Prothetic." Darby clarifies for him -- he said it was a prosthetic; he was joking. I wonder if she translated for him when they were babies. Jessica says that it's a form of self-expression -- she looked it up on the internet -- and she thinks it's wonderful. Ronnie says that it won't be wonderful if it gets infected. Ray doesn't say anything.
Later, Ronnie is washing dishes and Ray brings in some stuff from the table. Ronnie defensively says that Jessica didn't make him wash the dishes. He's doing it because he wants to. Ray points out that he didn't say anything. Then, Ronnie says that he's not in the doghouse. He's in his house. Not a tent or his parent's house. Wow. Ray really didn't ask for that. I'm getting a little tired of this pattern though. Instead of making Ray not stupid, we are on his side because the people around him are even bigger assholes. For instance, at this point, Ray asks Ronnie if he thinks that's how he got Jessica. Money. Ronnie responds by asking what kind of douchebag Ray is. Huh? He just insulted his fucking living situation OUT OF THE BLUE. This is lazy writing. Ray asks Ronnie how a guy like him got the girl from a guy like him. Ronnie tells Ray to get out of his house.