Luke slips into the science storeroom. Grace is there already. She greets him warmly: "No sucky-face yet, bone rack. We have a physics midterm in two days, and I know less about Planck's constant than that lobster " She gestures toward the jars: "Or is that two frogs?" And -- "bone rack"? That seems a little harsh. Oh, dear. Luke has a pamphlet. That doesn't bode well. He hasn't said anything yet. He hands her the pamphlet saying, "That's not why I'm here." Grace takes the "Facts about Alateen" brochure. Frink: "This is so After School Special." I want to argue, but at the moment, I've got nothing. Grace is mad: "You blabbed about me to a roomful of freaks?" Luke says he got it at the public library: "And they're not freaks. They're kids, like us." Grace: "Dude, have you been inhaling the formaldehyde? There's no way I'm doing this!" Luke: "Go to one meeting." Grace: "I've been through it all, Girardi. There's nothing new they can tell me." Luke says she's been through it alone: "It doesn't have to be that way anymore." Grace dismisses the subject by handing the pamphlet back to him.
Helen and Lily are shopping -- guess where? At Rudi's Vintage Togs. Or Rudi's: The Only Vintage Store in Town. Or whatever it's called. I believe the UnNun shops there, but Helen, not so much. Yeah, sure, Lily probably dragged her along. The contrivances in this plot only get more severe, so why nitpick here? Helen tells Lily about the countersuit. Lily, holding up an outfit: "Good. Does the colour make me look like a corpse?" You can't tell whether she thinks that's a bad thing, or if it's the effect she's after. Helen: "Maybe this isn't the best place to talk." Lily: "Retail therapy, Helen. Don't underestimate it." Helen: "So you don't think countersuing seems sort of " Lily: "Human?" Helen throws up her hand: "I'm just so angry all the time, every second, every minute I don't want to be this person. Aren't we supposed to try to be as good as we possibly can?" Lily: "Oh, you want to be a saint?" Helen: "You are so hard to talk to." What'll you do if she ends up being your daughter-in-law? Lily: "Hey don't take your anger out on me just because I have a delightful personality." Helen claims she doesn't want to be a saint. I don't buy it. Lily: "But you're thinking about letting these people take your house and toss your family into the street so that God can pat you on the head and tell you how selfless you are! Look, I know that God says the poor will always be among us, but I don't think he would want us to get poor by being stupid." Rock on, Sister Boogie Board.