Fat Kids: Going nuts on Zoey's party treats.
Gloria: "That is some real Hansel and Gretel shit right there."
Fat Kids: "I'm only having one cupcake. One is enough."
Zoey: "Would you like another cupcake."
Fat Kids: "We have to learn when to stop. It's hard."
Zoey: "You'll learn. It's totally hard."
Gloria: "Nice, actually. Well done."
Eleanor: "What a lovely party! Why wasn't I invited?"
Zoey, overjoyed: "Where's Jackie."
OPEN MIC AT A COMEDY CLUB, AKA HELL ON EARTH
Jackie and Kelly order tequila and listen to the harridan onstage and how nobody's laughing.
Jackie: "OMG she's dying up there."
Kelly: "Yeah, and we don't have to save her."
Jackie, lying for literally no reason: "The week before you came to All Saints I was in a car wreck and took four of those patches. So there."
Kelly: "Oh yeah? I took six."
Kelly: "...And I've never been to Haiti."
She laughs, so beautifully. Comedy is about tension and release. The awful thing, averted. The expected punchline, swerved away. The enemy turns out to be your best friend, all along; your best friend turns out to be a softer Devil, lowering you to the ground in her arms as softly as she can. The nightmare turns out to be a funnier, darker dream. She laughs beautifully, and the woman onstage thanks her, and she grins at Kelly, and she nods to the woman onstage. She sees what she's got, and it isn't so bad. She laughs and it feels like peace and she realizes that Kelly was the source of her probation and the end of her probation and the one thing she can't have -- the lower hand -- she never really had, because the hero of the ER is a bigger fraud than she is. Nobody knows where they are, or what they're doing. But she's grateful; finally and for the first time it's Appreciation Day. And if you've ever been satisfied, you know what happens next.
Next week: The wedding, two disasters, and a season finale.