Joan suddenly comes into the garage and tells Adam that she had a dream about him last night: "I think it might be some kind of warning!" Oops -- little continuity error. She had the dream Friday night, the night before Rocky's funeral on Saturday, and this is Sunday morning, as Kevin's spelled out for us. Unless she had another dream, which is possible. Anyway, Adam's not listening and he's pissed off, grousing to Grace, "You said she wouldn't be here." He brushes past Kevin, who grabs his arm and says, "Man, just talk to her!" Adam glares at Kevin: "Don't grab my arm." Joan: "Adam, please, you have to quit running away from me!" Kevin, still holding Adam's arm, says, "Please, just do us all a favour and listen to her dream." Adam says, "I'm outta here," and as he storms out, he manages to pull Kevin out of his chair and onto the floor. Everyone else gasps and rushes to help Kevin, while Adam says, "I said, 'Don't grab my arm!'" He turns and goes. I must confess to loving Adam slightly less for this brief moment. I get way over it soon, though, so don't anybody get any ideas about trying to take him away from me. I got my eye on youse. The other ignore him as they help Kevin back into his chair. Kevin: "I gotta get to the gym." The closed captioning shows the following unspoken dialogue: "What's that kid weigh, 120 pounds?"
Next we see Grace leaving the garage and walking through a leafy, slightly enclosed area of the Girardi's property, followed by Joan. She says, "Grace, wait! Adam's starting to freak me out." Grace: "He doesn't like being grabbed." Joan starts to mention her dream, and Grace asks, "Koala bears in hats?" Hee. How excellent that she knows about that. Joan tells Grace the dream, and then Grace replies, "Well, once I dreamed I could breathe under water. Well, guess what? I can't breathe under water." Joan explains that she saw Rocky in the mirror, and then he died, and then she saw Adam in the mirror. Actually, I don't think she ever saw Rocky in the mirror, just Adam, but she's had a rough weekend, so we'll let it go. Grace stops making cracks and says, "I've known Rove since we were three...and I've never seen him this bad." Man. Not even just after his mother died? Joan: "So you admit he's freaking you out?" Grace replies, "Before his mother died, Rove was different. He was funny, and aware of his surroundings..." Joan feels like there's something she's supposed to be doing, but is unsure what that is. This is probably a good place to point out that this is the first episode where God hasn't given Joan a task or a mission or a challenge. It makes for a different -- and honestly, preferable -- feel. I liked the other format well enough, but I'm ready for things to become even more subtle and complex. Grace has clearly decided that it's time to share a little more information with Joan. She walks a little distance and sits down by the wood pile, asking, "Do you know how Rove's mother died?" Joan says nothing, and Grace says, "She killed herself with pills." I've long suspected she was a suicide. ["Interesting. I just assumed breast cancer. I wonder what that says about me." -- Sars] Joan kind of winces and says softly, "Oh." Grace says she left him a note. Joan still doesn't say anything. Grace: "Hello? Adam's mother left him a note." Joan: "I''m just a little...freaked out. What did it say?" Grace doesn't know. Joan: "He wouldn't tell you?" Grace: "He's never read it." Joan wonders why. Grace half-rolls her eyes and says, "Because he's Rove...and unlike you, I give people their privacy." Joan struggles to take this in as she whispers, "Oh, my God."