After the commercial, Joan's inside again, picking up garbage, when she runs into Denunzio, who tells her, "Some short dude's looking for you." She looks up and sees Adam. Please. Denunzio's about two inches taller than Adam. Hey, if you add an A to Denunzio you call spell "Nazi ode, nu?" Also "I undo a zen" and "I doze a nun." God, I have to stop fooling around, especially since I am already in danger of missing my deadline on this recap. Give me a break, I had three other articles due today on top of this. She walks over to him and he says "hi," in a really tentative way. Joan asks what he's doing there. He says he was on his way to work and wanted to see her: "I hate what's happening to us." Joan: "I know. Me too. I wanted to call you all day, but " They both look up and notice Bonnie standing nearby watching them, kind of creepy-like. Joan asks him to help her take the trash out, so they can be alone. Something about that shot of her standing there silently between them seems anvilicious.
Coming down the back steps, Adam says, referring to Bonnie, "Man, I thought we were the freaks at school." Joan: "I know I should be mad at you but I'm really glad you came by." Adam apologizes again for not calling: "I love you, Jane. I just don't know what to do anymore." Joan: "Nothing. You don't have to do anything. We're still the same." Adam: "But we're not. I mean, not really." Joan: "I don't want us to break up." Adam: "Me, neither." Just then Bonnie appears on the stairs to tell Joan Lily's looking for her: "It's time to check out." Joan says okay, but Lily just stands there, like she's Joan's keeper or something, which bugs. Get lost, Bonnie. Joan says she has to go, and thanks Adam for coming by. Bonnie: "Joan!" Oy. Piss off, Bonnie. Joan: "O-kay." Adam offers to deal with the trash and says they'll talk later. There's a little tiny bit of awkwardness as he decides whether to try to kiss her or not. He does, but it's pretty perfunctory on both sides. ["As it has been all season. Either start kissing with tongue or BREAK UP. Gah, so over it." -- Sars]