Dinnertime. Mason regales (not) the family with the story of the rat in the kitchen, in which the rat has grown to the size of a possum at this point. Beth has brought Jimmy with her to dinner, and is wearing the "slutty" pink dress along with several long, beaded necklaces, giving the overall impression of a flapper in an Easter parade. She tells everybody that she has signed up to take a class on the Kabbalah. Everybody's all, "Kaba-what?" Beth explains that it's a text of Jewish traditions, and a lot of people are studying it right now. She gives Madonna as an example, causing Lillian to hold her head at the idea of even a tangential tie between Beth and somebody so scandalous. I will henceforth refer to Beth as "Boopsie," after the character in Doonesbury, because this sounds exactly like something she'd do, and I can imagine Boopsie having the same breathy voice as Beth. And these days, more people are examining the Qur'an, though as Deborah might point out, quite a few are mucking it up. Anyway, the discussion of Judaism triggers Robert to share a couple of jokes, both which are offensive to Jews and aren't even any good, so I won't recap them. Robert laughs at his own jokes, because he's just one of those kinds of guys. Everybody else is silent except for Mason, who giggles. Boopsie gets pissed and finally tells everybody that Jimmy is Jewish. This triggers more gales of laughter from Robert. I'm not sure if he's so stupid that he thinks Boopsie is kidding, or so insensitive that he doesn't care. Either option is a possibility. Perry Como serenades us with the Calypso-sounding "Papa Loves Mambo," as we get a montage of everybody eating. Henry looks stone-faced. Jennie tries to eat seductively to catch Nate's eye. Will broods. Sadly, nobody is possessed by Beetlejuice.
After the commercials (shut up, David E. Kelley), Nate is standing outside, smoking a cigar. Robert comes out to join him. Robert tells Nate that he looks like hell. Nate says he's been busy, "acting like [he's] some big shot over at Reese Corp., when really [he] just [sits] around and kisses [his] dad's ass. Actually, that's what [Robert's] been doing." Well, somebody had to tell Robert what everybody at The Sun is probably saying about him. Perhaps Nate has a "Scared Smart" plan for Robert. I don't think it will work. Nate continues to mock Robert for his idiotic anti-Semitic jokes at the dinner table. Robert ignores this and asks Nate if he knows anything about Catherine's missing bracelet. Nate says no. Robert calls Nate a drug-addicted loser, and Nate decides that it's time to go. As he's leaving, Jennie runs out of the house and asks if he'll give her a ride. Jennie sluts that her car is there, but sometimes she doesn't like driving in the dark. Robert watches them leave, smirking ever so slightly.