Today's jumble: E-O-R-K-J. Frank can't figure it out, Kev can't figure it out, Fiona calls it the second she walks into the Alibi -- "It's JOKER, where the hell is Aunt Ginger?" -- and there's a whole cat-and-mouse with Frank's bullshit and Kev teasing her about Tony some more, and it's all very annoying and frustrating, and Frank does not tell what should be very obvious, and finally Fiona's like, "Great, so felony."
So now Frank has to find a replacement Ginger, and he goes to shelters and things and gets yelled at by a verger for some shit he pulled as a Santa bell-ringer for Homelessville last year and finally he's just like, "Just let me borrow an old lady for a few hours!" That works out well. Eventually he kidnaps a crazy homeless person and puts him in a dress, which was pretty much the only thing Frank's ever done that is cool.
Ian tracks down Mandy, but it doesn't go well. He hurt her feelings!
Steve tracks down Fiona, but it doesn't go well. He kidnapped her awful father!
He points out that getting rid of Frank was actually an awesome idea, but she's just using it as her excuse anyway, so he points out that she's only making such a huge deal out of everything because she's totally into him and when she says he knows nothing about her he Seth Cohens out: "Then teach me! Teach me!" And I guess that does it, because she starts to soften here, because what if a guy actually thought you were a person and not an object.
1:54 and Lip's out of the PSAT and pleased as punch with himself... Until the Milkoviches appear. Mickey's friendly at first, and they're both wary, and you can smell Guy Stuff heavy in the air like they're about to Chicken Run, and almost sadly Mickey finally changes the subject like this: "So, Ian messed with Mandy..." Lip just about cracks up at that one, because no he did not, but he can't say so without blowing Ian's spot -- at which point things become certainly unbearable -- so he just promises Mandy's wrong about it. The way they play this scene is so great, menacing and tentative and friendly and superseding Law of the Jungle. Mickey rules, and Lip is maybe the best one on this show.