"Yes, I loved Jack once," Future Fugly Courtney says. "But I never could have predicted how things would change -- how the world would change, how my face would take this turn for the worse. It wasn't until many years alter that I really saw Bobby. Before any of us did." Yes, yes. Bobby is really important and special and miraculous and practically the Christ child come back to earth. We get it.
So, Bobby comes home to find his mom hooking up their new TV. Rock on! TV makes everyone's life better. ["Too bad she's set it beside the couch instead of in front of it." -- Wing Chun] Grace explains that she returned the synthesizer. "You're more of the sax type, anyway," she says. Like Bill Clinton, no? Grace sighs and apologizes for lying about Bobby's father. Grace: "I guess I just wanted you to have somebody to look up to. Somebody besides me. Something to aspire to. Do you understand?" Bobby, bless his heart, says no. "Right. Okay," Grace sighs, and explains that she was working as an adjunct professor and waitressing to make ends meet. Bobby's father, she explains, was a busboy, newly in from Mexico; he wanted to be an architect: "He had such kindness. Like you." Grace's friends thought she was nuts, because they barely spoke the same language, but they understood enough to "be together," although not to last. "We just weren't happy. And so...he left. His name was Juan Roberto [Something In Spanish That I Didn't Catch]. That's why I called you Jack and Bobby. For his names. John and Robert." Grace looks at him expectantly. "That's why? It's so boring," Bobby complains. Grace laughs and tells him that the truth usually is. "But, Bobby, this is something I don't usually tell people...." she adds. Bobby assures her that he gets it. And Grace nods and tosses him the remote.
Enter Jack. Bobby tells him the great news about the TV. Jack looks almost pleased by this development, except for the part where he's all full of pain and anguish on the inside. He and Bobby don't have time to watch TV right now, he says, because they're going for a run. "Um, fine," Grace offers. Bobby scampers off to get his running shoes, and Grace and Jack exchange a long look. Jack's in charge now.
Future Courtney still needs microdemabrasion. "In the end I loved both men," she reflects. "Grace used to say that Jack and Bobby were like two sides of one coin. Without Bobby, Jack might never have learned compassion. Without Jack, Bobby might never have gained strength." Yes, yes, symbiotic relationship, we get it.