In a staff meeting, Leo announces that Mukada will be leaving Benchley Memorial and should be right as rain, although they're not sure when he'll be returning to work. After wrapping up the meeting -- and tying up that narrative thread with a nice tidy bow -- Leo confronts Sister Pete about her silent treatment since their recent "rape is a great leveler" Peter Schibetta conversation. Pete explains that, while she's glad Leo didn't resign, she thinks he's become "intransigent" and refuses to have hope -- beyond anal entry -- for anyone once he's decided that he doesn't like him. Pete, however, chooses to remain forever suspended in a state of deluded optimism.
And things segue smoothly into the Duchy of Schibetta. He's thanking Pete for arranging the conversation and hand-holding with Gloria, because it helped a lot, and they're heading out soon to take back the night. Schibetta wants to know what's next, but balks when Pete suggests a session with his wife or an interaction with his paramours -- since he's not going to tattle. Schibetta -- and the actor who plays him -- has amazing eyelashes. Pete wants to know why he wants to protect the men who raped him, but Schibetta says he's not protecting them, which she interprets as an admission of plans for revenge; he tells her to let it go. So she does. Then she asks about his relationship with Leo, and gleans from his suddenly serious and focused expression that there is bad blood, but he again tells her to let it go. So she does, signifying that they've gotten absolutely nowhere in this conversation. And then it's a particularly gloomy "This Is Your Life" moment for Schibetta as he passes Leo, then Schillinger, in the hall. I giggle when Schillinger says, "Nice ass," and ask again -- why are the Aryans the witty ones?
With the bestest of intentions, John and Jane Doe raise the chalk-white fruit of their loins to appreciate and respect the differences of other people and other cultures, as long as they're not retarded. But, wonders Hill, flanked by mannequins sporting a panoply of authentic ethnic costumes and sounding like one of the questions in those ethical parlor games, might this emphasis on difference actually promote separatism and a lack of consciousness about the things we all have in common? Discuss amongst yourselves.