Savi greets the day in her backyard, making April and Karen feel good about their choices for once as she explains about how she told her husband everything about her one-night stand and baby drama, except for the paternity test she stole his razor for. April barely has a chance to crow about finally boning Hot Richard in her place of business before Joss shows up and makes everything weird, because if Savi doesn't have her perfection to hold over Joss's trainwreck head, then the whole system falls apart.
Over at the restaurant, that hostess from the pilot is circling like a vulture, but Savi doesn't let it get her down: She even manages to lie to Dominic about the baby definitely being Harry's, which once again brings up the secret problem we're not talking about yet. Somewhere in there Savi has convinced herself that Harry's doing the hostess, which we all already thought anyway, but he shuts her down on that count, pissy as he deserves to be even after she decides that part of her work/life balance involves cutting back on her hours, which is exactly the kind of thing he would have enjoyed bitching about six weeks ago.
In the end the hostess makes her move and Harry turns her down very delightfully, while at work Dominic couldn't be a nicer fella about the whole way everything is turning out, and tries to be supportive of Savi's career even though she has always treated it like the Jon Snow her husband brought back from the war. On the marriage front, however, Harry is still pretty wigged, so things are not entirely back to perfect for Savi's perfect life.
At work, Joss and Olivier continue to play "who's the big dog in the office," with wacky results like she fills his closet up with bananas, because that is Joss's idea of what happens in a professional office. Back home, Joss finally figures out Savi's whole storyline, and comes at her with both barrels in a way that Savi, and I would think the viewer, ends up respecting. Firstly because sisters share things, and separately because Savannah's reasoning -- that Joss doesn't care about marriage and would just make fun of her -- is more a sign of Savi's assholeness than Joss's.
Karen takes it easy this week, with only a break-in at the office and computer hacking, and then a stalker note from obviously Sam Grey, to deal with. Karen spends, I've noticed, a lot of time being paranoid about things that are obviously not a problem, while pretending that absolutely terrible things like how she is going to lose her license and go to jail and take Elizabeth Grey -- who has wisely skipped town altogether -- down with her, those are not so important. Oh, and I left out of the recap last week how she overlooked her Hilary Clinton-party speech to forge those notes like the Widow Grey asked, which she seemed to think was being grown-ass but was in fact just one more stupid thing in Karen's entire life of doing outrageously stupid things.
Miranda's newest way of dicking April around is to blackmail her in the middle of a date with Hot Richard, which is straight up demonic in my opinion. She gets some zingers in, but mostly it's down to Hot Richard to save her rapidly devolving ability to deal with life -- "your vortex is my vortex," he says, just like a man who knows he's fuckin' doomed -- which I'm sure won't end up making him resent the shit out of her or anything like that once it all goes to hell.
Eventually, though, she's nickel-and-dimed by oddly algorithmic expenses everywhere ($100 for this, $100 for that) into, once Lucy needs $100 for something, she decides to sell part of her store back to the original investor and just pay Miranda off once and for all. Which would seem to have been Miranda's plan all along, because obviously this huge con is all about getting Paul's life insurance money out of April so Miranda can run off with probably Paul.
Anyway, a fast-moving trip this week, mostly focused on settling the accounts in the Davis house after way too long letting that stuff simmer. The two bombs -- Harry and Joss -- that have been lingering in the background finally went off, resulting in some star-powered performances and honestly very layered portraits of all three housemates. Plus, you know, it clears the decks for the next round of Karen Kim insanity, which is a very exciting place to be headed.
Next Week: Joss moves in with April, desperate to find a way to make Savi's problems all about her again, while Harry and Dominic have a fight! Karen's bad decisions continue to pool out and affect everyone in her life, now including that investigator dude she shouldn't even be looking at, much less spending time with. And April tries to move on from her dead husband, like she's been doing for three years -- though hopefully with Joss's special kind of sunshine moving in, she'll actually make some headway this time.
Karen is now fabricating medical notes about her boyfriend who she let his wife euthanize, just to make absolutely sure all of her lying testimony contradicts itself. April finally got her boots knocked after three years, thank God, although something tells me her luck isn't going to last with Hot Dad/Richard. Joss is laboring under this horrible new boss who expects her to do things such as work for her paycheck and dress like a grown-up lady rather than a baby prostitute, so that's going great. Oh, and Savannah walked into her bedroom and told her husband that she was pregnant, maybe even with his baby if they're lucky. That part was rad.
Karen: "So hold up. By 'everything' you mean..."
Savi: "Do you really not understand what that word means?"
Karen: "I'm Karen Kim. Maybe I don't, maybe I just want to hear this whole shit again and bask in not being the most fucked-up person we know."
Savi: "Okay, I told him I cheated on him, with Dominic, and I'm pregnant, but I don't know who the father is."
Ladies: "And then what?"
Savi: "And then he went to work. Have you not seen this show before? That is how literally every conversation in this household ends."
Ladies: "And so the paternity test, has he thrown an odd fit about that? Because there's no reason he would, honestly, but we're all acting like it's shocking."
Savi: "Well, I lied to him about it just in case, and stole his razor."
April: "Eat these donuts!"
Joss: "I don't know about any of this, please don't tell me."
April: "Okay, let's tell Joss her favorite subject. I had sex! On a bed in my store that costs $699 plus tax."
Karen: "Thank you for including that detail! It really made the story come alive for me."
Joss: "I love talking about sex! It reminds me of sex."
April: "Oh shit we all have jobs."
Joss takes the only jelly doughnut, which causes Savi to smack the box in a wonderful, spastic way, and they head out. Karen and Savannah stick around, because they can't remember if they have jobs or not because the answer is: Kind of.
REAL ESTATE/PORN OFC
The entire office is watching people across the way have sex because apparently they're filming a porno across the street from Olivier's office. They all stare and salivate through the blinds, like when the sex man used to drink the Diet Coke.