Ruth's at the tea bar or whatever with Victoria and the other knitter who only says things once, and they're trying to prevail upon Ruth to ditch George for good, not just for the evening. Ruth says she still sees the little boy in George. She says that's always been her problem with men; she's drawn to vulnerability. "Why do I always pick men with such skinny legs?" This is bordering on disturbing. She says she made a vow to George, but Victoria says marriage doesn't have to mean "until death do us part." Ruth says George is sweet and ill and can't take care of himself. Victoria asks about Maggie, and Ruth says Maggie has her own life to live. Which she already dropped to move to L.A., but whatever. Victoria tells Ruth about an alcoholic friend she once had whom she dried out and then cut loose. Ruth says she could never do that. Yeah, she could totally do that.
Dinner at Nate and Brenda's has come to an end, and George compliments the meal, "even if it was prepared under trying circumstances." Nate comes out of Maya's bedroom, confirming that Maya's asleep again, and resumes his place at the table across from George, who comments that the fight seems to have blown over. Nate says it was just a discussion about telling Maya that Brenda's not her biological mom. "She doesn't remember Lisa?" George asks. Nate doesn't think so, since Maya was barely walking at the time. Brenda maintains that Maya's "old enough to know her story and how I came to be her mommy." George sees an opportunity to satisfy some long-held curiosity: "Lisa's brother-in-law, what was his name?" Nate says "Hoyt" the way you'd hock something up to spit it out. George asks if they ever determined whether Hoyt killed Lisa. Maggie tries to intervene, but Nate says it's okay and that with both of the principals dead, no one will ever know for sure. "But you think you know what happened?" George asks, again over Maggie's objections. Nate says he does, and George keeps talking as Nate gets more upset. George asks if Nate feels like he has closure, and Nate gets louder as he says that he doesn't. And here, finally, Brenda steps in to suggest they change the subject. Points for that, but now would be a pretty good time for her to figure out for herself exactly why Nate has been so resistant to her suggestion. George apologizes for his tactlessness, blaming it on the way his meds make questions get stuck in his head. "It's not a problem," Nate lies. Fade to white. And he never even got to hit on Maggie in the bedroom while Brenda was busy in the kitchen.