Once the girls have gone, David apologizes to Nate, who waves it off: "She knows we all think Billy's a bomb waiting to go off." But he adds that Brenda figures Billy's fine on his meds, "so, whatever. I could almost deal with the guy if he wasn't fucking my little sister." Huh, Nate sounded a little like Billy himself there. Maybe he ought to embark on a retaliatory campaign of brotherly Billy-baiting, just to even up the karmic score a bit after Billy's Season 1 antics. As Keith settles down in a chair with a copy of Child magazine, David bright-sides that at least Billy's better than Gabe, the "drug-crazed killer." "He didn't kill the guy, he just shot at him," Keith points out. "She should have just stayed with her nice, gay boyfriend," David says of Russell. Nate disagrees: "Nah, that guy was a total asshole." "She really knows how to pick 'em," David sums up. And, knock on the door. Everyone greets partial-indigent Claire and total-indigent Billy (in his ratty Army jacket), and Claire hands over a bottle of wine and asks where Ruth is. "She's not coming," her brothers chorus. The news relaxes Claire enough to allow her to help herself to a horvy-dorvy.
Rico's out on a date with the receptionist from the American version of The Office. Here she's playing a dental hygienist who moved to L.A. from Ohio, which is TV-ese for "dull." She talks about how her dental appointments keep her busy, and Rico sympathizes: "My business too. You're never off. You could always get a call." The date says, "That must be convenient for dating...like if you want to get out of a date, you could have a friend call and pretend to be a dead person or whatever?" It's not clear to what extent she is kidding. Rico chuckles, "Come on, I wouldn't do that," but he's obviously thinking, NOW you suggest this?