That night, Lauren and Jacqueline bring dinner to Albie, Christopher, and Greg. They wonder who's keeping the house so clean and quickly credit Greg. Albie does admit he misses Caroline and her "mom GPS." He says he talks to Caroline every day. Jacqueline asks, "And Lauren, too?" It hits a nerve, and Lauren confesses that she's a little jealous that their relationship with Greg seems to have taken precedence over their relationship with her. Albie. As a token of their love for her, Albie and Christopher give Lauren her Christmas present -- a key to their apartment -- early, saying she's welcome any time.
The next day, Jacqueline strategically plans to get smaller glasses for her guests (specifically Teresa and Joe) so that no table flipping or banging occurs at her party because "one day [the tables] are going to fight back." And she doesn't want that day to be her party.
Back in Hoboken, Caroline and Lauren bring decorations to the boys' apartment. Caroline immediately notices that the feather tree has been haphazardly thrown on the floor. Albie says that he wanted a real tree because this feather situation must be a sign of the apocalypse. Nonetheless, it goes up. Lacking glitter to write the guys' names on their stockings, Lauren decides to use crushed red pepper and oregano to infuse the Italian spirit into the holiday. Caroline deems it "a very Guido Christmas." As they decorate, Greg says his New Year's resolution is to stop stressing over everything and chill out. He suggests they take a trip and invites Lauren to come along, but she pouts at this blatant afterthought of inclusion since her little breakdown the other night. Apparently, they didn't invite her to dinner with friends the other night, and she's sore about it. Albie tells her she has a key, so she can let herself in. Caroline tries to squash the pity party Lauren's throwing by telling her that life changes, as will her relationship with her brothers. Greg kvetches, "Christmas decorating is exhausting."
Back in Franklin Lakes, Jacqueline visits Kim G.'s house, even though Teresa probably wouldn't approve. Jacqueline insists she's her own person and makes her own decisions. As they walk around, Kim G. pulls out the drama, by saying she didn't get to decorate the house properly because she developed a brain tumor while she was building the house. Cue tears. Kim G. makes a pointed reference that some people don't know this side of her, meaning Teresa. Jacqueline wants to stay out of it, though she say that she doesn't think Teresa has any beef with Kim G., she just likes to -- and I quote -- "talk about her [old lady] butt crack." Cut to a flashback of Kim G. at the strip club with Danielle last year. Ha.