Cut to Claire in her new car, which she starts with a power button instead of a key. She pops Ted's Deeply Un-Hip Mix into the CD player. Cue "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba. No, not really. It's actually the song from the Season Five trailer, "Breathe Me" by Sia. It sounds a bit like a Tori Amos power ballad. If knowing this song makes Ted deeply un-hip, I shudder to think what not knowing it makes me. Claire pulls out of the driveway in a brand-new dark-gray Prius. As she drives down the street from the funeral home, Claire looks in her sideview mirror and sees Late Nate, Jr. running alongside her car. He drops out of sight as she picks up speed. How fitting that a guy who once thought his wife had been reincarnated as a dog now has to spend eternity chasing cars. With Nate gone, Claire sobs harder than ever. Or maybe she just realized what a horrible mistake she made by buying a brand-new car before moving to New York. ["Could have been worse. Could have been an Accord." -- Sars] She pulls onto the 10.
Cut to a big back yard, shot with saturated colors and borderline overexposure so that everything seems to glow, like in all those music videos David Fincher used to direct in the early '90s. Dogs frolic on the preternaturally green grass. Ruth and Bettina sit in chaise lounges and take turns throwing tennis balls from a big bucket between them. I know I've said this about recapping, but Ruth and Bettina have the best job ever.