Betty's walking some laundry down the stairs when the doorbell rings, and when she looks outside, her hand actually flutters to her heart, which makes me fear she's going to be back on the monstrosity before very long. Indeed, it's Francis at the door, and after a moment, she nervously and hurriedly lets him in. She tells him her girl will be back soon, but just as agitatedly, he takes her hands and babbles that he knows it's crazy but he had to see her. Unfortunately, Betty was not kidding around with her last statement, for we hear the back door close, and the two of them drop their hands like they suddenly turned into range burners. Betty urgently asks what she should say, but Carla is on them in a flash, and Francis starts to turn to go, which is the false move that blows the whole operation, I think, because even as Betty introduces him, there's a knowing look in Carla's eye. Francis then comes up with a cock-and-bull story on the fly about how this is an excellent venue for a fundraiser, so I guess in times of crisis, you come up with the idea that will make you the most money. Betty does not do the most convincing acting job in going along with this lie, but does say she'll have to check with Don, and then asks Carla to show Francis out, as she left the bath running. Carla shows him out, but then looks up the stairs with many expressions on her face, none of them being "clueless" or "approving, " before picking up the hastily-discarded laundry basket and heading back for the kitchen. As I said in the recaplet, her mother did not raise a fool.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A- | 2058 USERS: B-
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