Vivian is steadfast in her determination to find out what's happened to Dwight. Lily is mortified, of course, and instantly sobered. When Olive informs her that the Norwegians are, at this moment, running their bright-blue body fluid lights over Dwight's motel room to determine foul play, she is even more alarmed and tries, for her own reasons, to throw Vivian off the course. But, see, Vivian won't be thrown. The Norwegians, she says, came highly recommended. "In their home country," she adds, "they're the most decorated figures since Thor Bjorklund." (To Olive Vivian explains that he was the inventor of the handheld cheese slicer and, while I was pausing to laugh at that, I discovered that this is actually true. Hey, I live to drop the knowledge.) Of course, hearing this news -- not about Thor Bjorklund, though that is titillating enough to be sure -- Lily quietly flips out. If the Norwegians are in Dwight's motel room, suspecting people of foul play, they could easily come across her note commanding Dwight to meet her at the cemetery. She therefore insists again that Vivian call off the Norwegians and leave well enough alone. This makes even more determined, even when Olive tells her that Dwight was, indeed menacing. "He even snuck into the Pie Hole once after hours," she says, "and menaced me, right to my face." Sweet Vivian is in tears. "Why on Earth would he menace you?" she asks Olive, and Olive is struck by the question. "It's on a need-to-know basis..." she mumbles, and Vivian sobs anew."Well, then," she says, "I need to know!" Vivian cries that she is tired of being a pushover, deserves the truth and doesn't need anyone to protect her from it. "YES, you DO," Lily insists, and it is just the thing to push Olive over the edge. "This gives me pause," the tiny one says. Vivian mutters that a manicure might help, heh, but Olive says no -- she's been hearing this conversation over and over about need-to-know, and she's finally getting it. She smilingly rants that she's heard enough to know that when people say that they're keeping a secret "for your own good," it really means they won't tell you because they don't trust you. Lily nearly chokes as Olive goes on and on, raging about how "when you shimmy on over to say a simple 'top of the mornin' to ya,' they clam up like you've got the Ebola." Intensely, she asks Vivian if she's tired of living her life from the outside. "You deserve to have those answers," she announces as Vivian gets teary again. "If you wanna enlist a crack team of PIs from the land of Norwegia, you go girl, because maybe then you'll finally get the respect, trust and honesty you deserve from your So-Called Best Friends!" With that, she marches out, and Jimmy D tells us that as she ponders on the breaking ranks with Lily to defend Vivian, she wonders if there aren't other alliances in her life she should be breaking. Aw, Olive. Meanwhile, the Norwegians are not resting, no sir. They have, indeed, found Lily's note and are all too quick to present it to Vivian who, with tears in her eyes once again, immediately recognizes her sister's handwriting.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A | 2190 USERS: B
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