She runs to Eddie, apologetic, and he hugs her. "Oh, Eddie, it's all crashing down around me." He knows. He can see it in her eyes and feel it across her back. "So step aside, right?" She's sorry, but he knows it's okay. "The fucked-up thing is I want to do it for Kevin as much as I do for you. He's like cut in half, man."
Could you have imagined this taking place a year ago? Two years ago? They stand there in the pharmacy red-eyed, the wife and the friend, agreeing to split up for his sake. Sharing their love for Kevin, the husband and the cuckold, who is, in turn, down the street betraying his wife with her best friend. "You gonna be okay?" Of course she is, it's her defining characteristic. "Anyone who knows you, knows they don't know you." Which is the perfect answer. She kisses him goodbye.
Lenny has to be super cute and grabsy before Zoey will show him what she's been fidgeting with. "Boober, I can't believe you did this. What's it for, years of service?" Here's hoping. "All I got you was duck sauce!" he says, eyes wide, and they agree he's getting the better deal.
Mr. Martin shoves Jackie against the wall. "Stop walking. You're a slippery little thing, ain't you?" She pretends she doesn't know him, but he keeps going. It was $12,000 worth of pills she stole. "So what are you, a drug dealer? Why don't you call the cops?" She doesn't blink and she doesn't back down. "You come into my hospital and you fuckin' threaten me? Do you have any idea how many cops are gonna be up your ass if you lay a fucking finger on me?" Before she can say how many, Thor tackles him. "I love you just a little bit more than I did an hour ago," she says, and he smiles very sweetly indeed. I wonder if we'll see old Mr. Martin again. She is, as they say, dancing as fast as she can.
Jackie comes home with a cake, and Kevin greets her in the kitchen. Eleanor joins them, and Jackie gets super-scary perky and yippy and babbling, heartbeat gone crazed. She asks for the girls, anything to throw them off the scent, and he asks if she won't sit down for just a minute. She can't believe it; she just says "no, no, no" a million times, looking from one to the other, again and again.
Eleanor speaks calmly, quietly, and Jackie laughs and tells her to get out of the house; she asks for the girls again and Kevin says they're at his sister's -- and that he invited Eleanor. That they are allied against her. That the kingdom is rising up.