At the foot of the stairs she calls for attention apologizing in advance for what she's about to say and the hysteria with which she's about to say it. It is, she says, not directed at any of them and is in no way related to any "female issue" of any kind. "NED," she says, "is not my fiancé. He does NOT love me. We are NOT a couple; never have been." Through all of this, Ned cringes the cringe of the ages. Olive says she loves him, but he never had feelings for her. Holding back rage and tears she adds, "Well, I wouldn't say 'never.'" Daaaaaaamn. She apologizes, with great pain, again. "I ain't mad at you," Buster assures her. "Take mad," Jerry says, "and multiply that by a power of pissed." Ned feels he needs to interject. "Don't be mad," he says, "and certainly not to a power of that degree. I love Olive... as a friend." Ugh. The final stab of the F-word is too much for Olive. Turning to face him, she says she thinks he should just go. He fumbles again, saying that his participation in the ruse was just to help her. "I know," she says, "but I don't want that kind of help. Try on time's over, Ned." With one last whispered apology, he goes out the door, only to leap right back in. "I can't go," he says, and we see that no, he can't -- the police have surrounded the house, and are calling for Jerry and Buster.
"We can't go back, Snook," Buster tells Olive as the sirens blare. She swears she won't let the police take them. "Fine mess we've gotten you into," Jerry says, a little tersely if you ask me. Olive admits she's pretty good at creating messes on her own. He points out that yeah, he knows, as she's the same nine-year-old girl who climbed into the back of their stolen car doing ass-over-teakettle just to get attention. In a corner of the room, Ned whispers to Randy Mann that he only did what he thought Olive wanted. "Clark Kent never had this much trouble with relationships," he laments. Randy: "That's because he never had any." And, after a brief review of the history of Superman in which David Arquette is quite amusing, Ned realizes that his only recourse is to fall back upon the super powers with which he has been blessed. He heads for the door. "Where you going?" Randy Mann asks. Ned: "To put on my cape."