Ben's listening to Michael, who's still upset about Captain Astro. They're in bed, facing the wrong way so we know there's no sex going on while Michael is this upset. Michael tells Ben about the first time he ever read Captain Astro. He was ten years old and stole the comic book from a store because his family didn't have the money to buy the comic. When he read the part where Captain Astro announced that he never lied, cheated, or stole, Michael went back to the store and turned the comic book in, saying that he stole it. The clerk put fifty cents in the register and told Michael to go home with the comic. Ben waits for the part where the story gets interesting, but it never happens, so Ben finally tells Michael that he's a good man. "Even if you are a petty crook," he adds. He kisses Michael's head, but Michael remains motionless.
Mel lowers the newspaper she's holding (it blares an Aida ad) and asks Lindsay where her breakfast is. Lindz has brought in a tray of her own food and gives Mel a "you're fucking kidding, right?" look. Lindsay asks for the Arts and Leisure section of the newspaper. Mel says she's reading it right now. Lindsay says that Mel never reads the Arts and Leisure section, which is precisely why she's reading it right now. The phone rings. Lindsay won't answer it so that Mel has to so Lindz can steal back the Arts and Leisure section. Which she does. But the phone's for Lindsay, so Mel steals back the section. It's Lindsay's mom. She tells Lindsay that she can't have her grandmother's wedding dress. Lindsay tells her mother that her wedding is real to Lindsay, and hangs up on her mom. Lindsay tells Mel that her mom said if her grandmother knew a lesbian was wearing her dress, she'd die. "Thought she already did," Mel says, with so much care. Lindsay cries. Mel soothes her. "It meant a lot to me," Lindsay says. "To get married in her dress." Mel kisses Lindsay's head and pulls her to her chest.
Debbie's taking out the trash behind the diner wearing an "IT'S ALL ABOUT ME" t-shirt. She opens the dumpster. There's a body inside. Debbie says, "Holy shit," and then says nothing as she looks around for somebody, anybody, to tell her what she's supposed to do next. "Uh," she says at one point. But mostly she stands and blinks as the roar of the highway rushes nearby.