Nate comes home to find Brenda and Maya cooking. He asks his wife if he can help with anything. Brenda says, "Yeah, you can not act like an a-hole tonight at dinner." Nate asks why he would act like an a-hole. "Because you were an a-hole last night," Brenda explains. I just think the word a-hole is funny, because I'm twelve. Brenda elaborates that Maya's not just his daughter any more. "Do you know how offensive that was?" Rather than apologizing, Nate asks to "put a pin in this," and Brenda snaps "Fine" as the phone rings. We only hear Nate's end of the conversation, but it's pretty clear that it's Maggie, asking if she can bring George. Since, you know, Ruth bailed on making his dinner and the man can't figure out how to make a damn sandwich or something for himself. Brenda reacts with annoyance. "What, was I supposed to say no to her?" Nate demands. No, Nate, your wife would never ask you to say no to your girlfriend.
Claire's still sitting across from Ma Chenowith, thinking about what Ma said, until the check is delivered. Claire says she should go, but Ma says she's the one who should leave, because Billy has just appeared at Claire's elbow. He smiles down at Claire, who's looking back at him in silent fury, while Ma Chenowith basically tells them to have a good talk. As Billy takes the seat Ma recently vacated, she tells him to call later to let her know how it goes. "Okay, Mom," he says, as she announces she's taking the check and makes herself scarce. That's big of her, considering she's the only one who ate anything. "You planned this?" Claire asks Billy in disbelief when they're alone. Billy says he just didn't think he'd made himself clear before; he wants Claire to know that if she ever wants to get back together at any time in the future, he'd be "open to that." Claire's still stuck on how they got here: "You used your mother to ambush me?" Billy says it wasn't an ambush, exactly. "I am so out of here," Claire says, but Billy stops her, saying he wanted her to know about his feelings. Claire firmly says she gets it, "but that is never going to happen." She just can't forgive him for deciding to go crazy and making her have sex with that guy and then getting all grungy, can she? Billy asks if she knows for sure. "Pretty much," yeah, says Claire. Billy abruptly breaks down into sobs, and Claire says she has to go to the bathroom. Billy begs her not to leave, so she promises to be right back. And then she gets up from the table (with her coat still on and her purse over her shoulder), walks back to the restrooms, past the restrooms, and straight out the back exit. The next time she sees Billy should be interesting.