Fiona lies and says she sees an Eagle, because they are playing I Spy. Grace, characteristically, jumps right up in there: "No you don't. Maybe a hawk, or an owl, but the eagle population in New York State has pretty much vanished." Jackie snorts. "Wow, Grace! You are just getting smarter and smarter every day!" I think "smart" in this context means "obnoxious," in which case I agree. I would have said the exact same thing, with the exact same inflection, but somehow would've gotten the memo across that Grace needs a little less Kaitlin Flinn and a little more Jesus in her personal sodapop if she's going to survive.
Grace is missing an Old Testament quiz, which she reluctantly admits is not a terrible thing, and then Kevin -- Kevin is just unctuous in this episode, I say this as a Kevin fan, but my God does he crawl up everybody's asshole the entire time they're on this trip; I mean, we knew he was codependent in the extreme but the middle-child abandoned-puppy neediness is just totally gross this week -- and Jackie sort of pressures Grace into giving Jackie the time of day about how she randomly decided to ruin everybody's routine and go on some dreary trip to the countryside. Just what OCD kids love best.
Grace giggles -- How great is this actress, by the way? I didn't even know she could giggle -- and finally thanks Jackie, and you can actually see her bunched-up back relax. I mean, this is practically the first time Grace has spoken to her mother in this entire season of television, right? Beyond like emergencies and stuff. I admire Grace Peyton for a lot of things, but most of all girlfriend sticks to a grudge like a motherfucker.
The headline for Eleanor is that Jackie is gone for the day, despite multiple protestations to the contrary before she made her daring escape. The headline for Zoey, of course, is that she is covering for Jackie. This is why interns get shit on. "How convenient," Eleanor sort of groans, and if she didn't think Jackie was totally playing her like a huge drug addict before...