Now that they're alone, Jessie climbs into the front seat. She asks if Karen knew that Billie Holiday always wore a gardenia in her hair. Karen says she did. Jessie's a little surprised she knows who Billie Holiday is. Surprised and a little disappointed, since it means that Lady Day isn't just her little secret with Katie. Jessie asks if Karen has any of Billie's albums. "Somewhere. Unless your dad took them. He did steal my yodeling collection." Heh. Jessie's not sure whether Karen is kidding. She admits that she doesn't know what kind of music Karen likes. Karen, a little hurt, says she loves music. "Yeah, but you never listen to it," Jessie points out. Well, she's got Karen there. They're quiet a few seconds, as Karen thinks of a way to break the news about Eli. She asks if Jessie knew that Eli got fired. Jessie admits, "Sort of," and stares out the passenger window. Karen looks straight ahead and says that the two of them had a fight, and that she said some things; she doesn't think she's "ever been that angry before." Jessie asks what Karen said. Karen keeps her eyes on the road. She says she may have mentioned something about kicking Eli out, and starts launching into an explanation. Jessie's like, hold up a minute, here. She can't believe Karen is kicking Eli out. Karen says she doesn't know what will happen, and that they'll have to see. "Mom, you can't just kick my brother out. I don't believe you!" Jessie shrieks. Karen gets stern, fast. She barks, "I cannot deal with this right now. It probably will be okay, but please just let it be." Karen's breathing hard, and Jessie just stares at her. After a few seconds, she quietly agrees to leave it alone.
Once and Again
Episode Report CardNiki: A | 871 USERS: B-
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Once and Again