Angela and Amber are lying on Amber's bed, looking up at the streamers Angela made. Amber says she'll never take them down, and the two share an easy laugh, the kind you can share with someone you'd rather was your mother. Amber laments that Angela has to go to another party instead and says, "Maybe there's a way you can go to both parties. You have to go where your karma takes you." Angela says she doesn't think Patty knows much about karma, and Amber says, "Maybe you can teach her." Oh, that's a great idea. Because Patty wouldn't just say, "Did you learn that on a Tarot card?"
Angela slinks into her house, where Patty has just finished hanging streamers. Angela says, "Oh, I said I would do it." Patty says, "I'm doing it." Angela tells her to leave it, that she'll do it in the morning, but Patty says there's "about a million" other things to do in the morning. Angela flips an internal switch to "I need something" and stumbles through a request that she be allowed to bail early on the anniversary party and go to Rayanne's birthday. Though this request was likely doomed anyway, she doesn't help her case by revealing that she's home late because she was helping set up that other party, which Patty cannot believe. But then the big guns come out: "How could you tell that woman that I'm adopted?" Angela protests, because Amber is her new deity: "She's not just some woman. I trust her. I'm sorry, I didn't know it was, like, a secret." The last of which is wholly disingenuous, don't you think? Angela's not an idiot. Angela wants to know why she can't just go to Rayanne's party: "Because I need you here!" Angela points out that the only reason the party is at Chase Place is because Vivian tricked Patty into it, which, while true, doesn't actually have to do with anything. The party's at your house, your mom needs you, help her, right? Patty, though, is too busy lying ("That is not true!") to notice the gap in logic. Now it's time for bastardized holy writ: "You know the karma in this house is, like, ridiculous." Patty says, "Really." Because she's not fooled. "Yeah, it's really low. Or dark. Or whatever it is that happens to karma." Angela is just a regular Siddhartha, isn't she? Patty snarks, "And I bet the karma at Amber's house is just through the damn roof. Listen. You are not going to Rayanne's. You are going to attend your grandparents forty-fifth anniversary party, is that clear?" Angela leaves. I guess it's clear.