You know, these are all good points. "Well, now that you mention it," Ned says, getting into it, "I'm mad!" He slams his fist down to add that he's furious, but Emerson's already past him. "Oh, get over it, fool," he says. Poor Ned is flabbergasted to have been shot down just as he was getting riled up, but there is no time to express this, as Olive arrives to interrupt. After being all up in the middle of stuff with Emerson last week, she's back on the back burner now, and it isn't pretty. "This is one of them need-to-know cases," Emerson snarls as she sees the angst around the table and tries to discern the facts. Unfair! "No casual case chit-chat to pass the time while we peruse the menu?" she winks, hoping to get in on the action. Emerson: "We don't chit-chat where we eat." Awesome, but mean. "But I'm your Itty-Bitty," Olive protests, reminding him of last week. "I'm helpful." In response, Emerson tersely puts in his pie order, signaling the others to do the same. At least Chuck has the good graces to look pained about it.
Olive, wearing an awesome long-sleeved version of her normal sleeveless uniform, has had enough. She's not a yo-yo, she says, to be jerked around on some "today, let's include her/tomorrow, let's not" whim. And if she is, she says, there are only so many knots she can tie in her yo-yo string before it snaps for good. "Please, Olive," Chuck says, plaintively, but Emerson ain't having it. "Please, Olive, my ass," he snarks. "Where's my pie?" Why Olive doesn't poor coffee all over him, I don't know, but she walks away glaring hard enough to peel paint. Chuck says that she hates this whole thing -- it's wrong to make Olive keep a bunch of secrets without letting her in on the whole story. "Why can't we just tell her everything?" she asks. Um, this was not the day to make such a suggestion, obviously. "Oh, look at that," Emerson says. "A dumb idea just found a friend." He adds that they can't go telling Little Big Mouth all their problems, as it will only create more problems for them all. Though Chuck argues that all Olive has done is help them and trust them, Ned takes Emerson's grumpy side and says they can't afford the risk.