That old lady is totally pregnant, by the way, talking about Diane Keaton and all kind of old lady stuff, and she sort of trances out and goes, "I never even thought about being a mother. Maybe one summer when I was 26, I thought about how great it would be to have a bunch of kids." She asks Eleanor, who admits she's wanted to be a mother her whole life. (See? At first you're surprised but then you're like, that makes total sense. Fiona and Grace, Jackie and Zoey, her mysterious family issues, the way she uses attitude and money to get the same distance from life as Jackie does drugs and polyandry -- none of those things rule out wanting a kid. There's just so much... Bullshit, between here and there.)
Gloria tries to convince Mrs. Prince to divorce her husband, so that her assets and income won't interfere with his Medicaid benefits. Mrs. Prince is appalled that former superhero Jackie has brought her to hear Akalitus say such things, and Jackie just goes, "She's been fucking the system for thirty years. I would listen to her." I love Gloria being a person.
Gloria explains that she doesn't believe in the rules but that this is the information. "The sooner you put this in motion, the better. His costs are gonna be catastrophic as this thing plays out." Like for example, today -- even without the MRI -- cost eleven grand... Which All Saints is wiping out, as well as giving Marco a clean bill of health so that they're only liable for future stuff. Jackie promises the lady she doesn't have to be married to love him, that it's just a piece of paper, but she's not convinced. "Maybe to you," she says, and bounces.
Jackie has a lot going on but I think one of the things that's hardest to understand, maybe less hard these days, is how her addiction stuff causes such a massive breakdown between the body and the mind. As a nurse she cures the body: It has problems, you fix them. What do you call a nurse with back problems? Unemployed: It's not that she's an addict, mental, it's that she suffers chronic pain, physical. Addiction, this guy, whatever's going on with Grace, that's way too blurry for Jackie. That's peeking in a corner Jackie has put a superhuman amount of effort into ignoring, which is how she became an addict.