Above the pork bun place, Emerson and Olive are interviewing Annabelle Vandersloop (played by Mary Kay Place). She and Nora worked together as part of the notable widows club, where they pay tribute to their husband's death via dioramas. Olive would love to get involved. She loves dioramas. Of course she does. But since she's just a sad single girl who hasn't yet suffered the tragedy of losing one's spouse, preferably in a tragic accident of some sort, she is not eligible. The loss of her beloved horse doesn't count. "Expired spouses only." Annabelle demonstrates her prize diorama, which is a tribute to her beloved husband, who was a munitions expert. Ms. Vandersloop presses a button and her carefully crafted mansion goes up in a glittery explosion, at which she cheers ... for herself. "One can never add enough glitter to a husband's memory." She hopes this demonstration explains to Olive how her "pony death" might make a mockery of this classy affair. At which point a delighted Olive tells her that she's got cotton balls stuck to her perfectly polished suit. Emerson brings things back to the point. Did Merle kill Nora to become a notable widower? Ms. Vandersloop: "I was with sweet Nora when she heard the news that a homosexual boat had rescued Merle. Can you imagine the joy of starting over with a husband you thought you'd lost?" She looks pointedly at Olive before continuing, "No. You can't." Annabelle says that Nora had recently put the kibosh on a father-son sailing trip around the world, which she presumes pushed her over the edge. "Life, you can't make this crap up." True words, Ms. Vandersloop. Olive's fake smile turns serious as Annabelle leaves the room, diorama in hand. Olive's on to Elliot, a momma's boy who didn't mention his momma issues. "What gives?" She wonders. She's really way too into this crime solving stuff. And at least she's more useful at picking up clues than Chuck.
Episode Report CardAngel Cohn: A+ | 2298 USERS: B-
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