Ruth and Maya are sitting at the Fisher kitchen table, doing some sort of flower arrangement thing, when Ma Chenowith marches right in, bitching about Ruth leaving her back door open. "Ruth, it isn't the fifties anymore, no matter how you dress." Having thus charmed everyone, Ma asks Maya if she's ready to go. "No!" Maya barks. Ruth wonders where Maya's going, and Ma explains that Maya's going back home. Ruth is surprised to hear that it's happening so soon, and Ma Chenowith says that Brenda's coming home from the hospital tonight while the baby stays in for a couple of weeks. Ruth utters a sad "oh." Ma Chenowith looks annoyed. I hope it's Brenda she's annoyed with for not giving Ruth any advance notice of this, but somehow I doubt it. Ruth says she'll go pack Maya's things. "That would be helpful, Ruth," Ma snots. Ruth leaves the room.
Dinner at the Diazes'. Rico and Vanessa are discussing their plans for when he gets bought out of the business, at which point he expects half a million dollars for his share, enough to put a down payment on the funeral home they were stalking during the last episode. He asks he if she thinks it'll work. She says she enjoyed helping at the funeral: "It's sort of like being a nurse but without all the blood and bedpans and pills, and I got to wear better clothes." So she won't be helping with the bodies, I take it. She says he just needs to get the Fishers to buy Rico out. "Or sell," Rico says, "preferably to someone who just wants the house and the land and wants to shut the business down." Vanessa looks uncertain, until Rico points out that Brenda, who got Nate's share, doesn't want to be in the funeral business and David's "going kind of nuts. Plus, who needs the competition anyway?" Vanessa smiles at him proudly. That's my little cutthroat, she thinks.
Ruth sits alone at her table full of flowers as the phone rings. Finally she picks it up. It's George, calling from his van pool stop at UCLA to check in. Astute listener that he is, he's able to pick up from her flat voice and almost total lack of affect that she's having a bad day. Ruth confirms it, saying that Ma Chenowith took off with Maya. "Now I'm alone," she says as David comes in carrying his bag. "I'm completely alone." George tries to comfort her, but she sees David standing in her kitchen and hangs up. "I can't be at home right now," David tells her. Ruth asks where he'll go. "Here," he duhs. Did Ruth change her number and only give the new one to George or something? People just keep showing up and dropping bombshells on her. Ruth takes this news much better than she did the repossession of Maya; she tells David to bring his stuff upstairs and she'll make him some cereal. She offers it "in your yellow bowl." David starts to say he hasn't eaten out of that yellow bowl since he was a little boy, then agrees as his oblivious mother gets it out of the cabinet and fills it up.