The next morning. Patty blearily comes to, making smacking noises with her mouth. Kudos to the make-up artist, because that's exactly how I looked, and felt, this morning myself -- smeared mascara, cracked lips, swollen eyelids, the works. Sexy, eh? From Patty-cam's perspective, we see Graham packing a suitcase. Graham leans into the frame and sing-songs, "Good morning, sunshine!" Patty squints at him as he adds sourly, "Oh, by the way -- we've been asked to leave." Patty lifts her head an inch off the pillow, winces, groans, and plants her face back down. Heh. I heard that.
Angela rounds a corner and stops when she sees Danielle and Rayanne spooning on the bed, fast asleep. Expressionless, she watches them for a moment.
Everyone meets up in the B&B hallway; Sheryl and Neil pause as Patty, wearing a large pair of dark glasses, apologizes for her behavior the previous evening. Graham grimaces rudely and takes their bags downstairs. Patty adds that she's also sorry for not giving Sheryl "a fair chance." "To do what?" Sheryl grunts, popping her gum. Patty, momentarily at a loss, recovers by suggesting that the four of them get together after they get back. Neil mumbles that he and Sheryl have decided to "keep things casual," and Sheryl snorts that they have not -- they broke up because Neil doesn't want to see her anymore. Patty is flummoxed as Sheryl goes on that she got out of the shower that morning to find Neil on the phone with Marla. And here's one of my favorite lines in the series as Sheryl muses, "I guess it was partly my fault. I take really short showers." Sheryl stomps away after shooting one more glare at Neil. Patty and Neil look at each other.
In the bedroom, Angela expresses doubts about Brian taking apart her parents' bed. Rayanne orders him to do it anyway, and Brian says that "that's the beauty part" -- he doesn't have to take apart the whole bed, just the headboard. Ready? Wackiness, comin' at ya. Brian proudly lifts the top of the headboard, and naturally the entire bed collapses.
At a filling station, Graham gasses up the car. Patty comes up to him, gulping aspirin and coffee, and admits that she "acted totally like an idiot" and made a fool of herself the night before, "but [he] still shouldnt have left [her] alone all day while you were on your liquor hunt." Oh, God. This scene still makes my skin crawl. Graham gives her an "are you fucking kidding me" look and snorts that he didn't know it would take so long, and it seemed to "matter to" Neil and Sheryl. "What about what matters to me?" Patty quavers angrily. Graham's almost laughing, he's so incredulous that Patty's picking a fight with him about this, but Patty doesn't even notice: "I mean, there I am, I'm waiting, and I'm waiting and I'm worrying, and I'm feeling like the minutes are ticking by, and then you tell me that you're late because you had to look under her hood!" That brings them both up short for a second before Graham leans towards her: "Wait a minute, what are we talking about here?" Before Patty can respond, Sheryl comes up with a bag of cheese puffs and says that she thinks "it was really fun," and they should all do it again sometime -- "only without Neil." Patty stuffs her sunglasses back on. Sheryl eats a cheese puff.