Not Kathy Bates's House. The commitment party is in full swing when Billy corners Brenda at the buffet table. He opens the conversation with, "So wasn't that ceremony unbelievably…" "Pitiful?" fills in Brenda. "Pathetic? Or maybe a word that hasn't even been invented yet. 'Vomitrocious,' is that a word?" Well, not according to the Microsoft spell-checker, it isn't. Of course, Microsoft also refuses to acknowledge that "anvilitis," "cocksucker," and "snarky" are words (though I note they have no problems whatsoever with "XP," "Encarta," and "dildo"), so maybe they're not the best judge for that sort of thing. ["It's all about right-clicking and then hitting 'add.' I can't tell you how sick I was of seeing red underlining beneath the word 'buttwad.'" -- Sars] "I was going to say 'sweet,'" replies Billy. "I kind of bought it. I mean, look at the two of them. Who else would have them?" And he's sort of got a point. Which is odd, because Lucid, Sensible Billy is kind of freaking me out. "I don't want to talk that way anymore," he adds. "I don't want to perpetuate the negativity." Um -- "perpetuate the negativity"? Shut up, Creepy Jesus.
Meanwhile, out on the porch, Nate is chatting with Pa Chenowith over a bottle of wine. "What we have now," explains Bernard, "is based on real honesty and forgiveness. That woman sees me. Always has." Nate is highly excited by the Chenowith women's obvious tendencies towards forgiving infidelity, and he smiles and listens contentedly as Pa delivers a homily about taking advantage of any new beginnings you may come across in life. Hey, speaking of new beginnings, where the hell is Rabbi Ari this week? Come to think of it, even though she's not here, I still know exactly what she'd say. ["Is there never a woman among the daughters of my brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines?" -- Judges 14:3] Yeah, you tell him, Ari! "Thank God she forgave me," sighs Bernard. "Thank God, thank God, thank God." Nate joins in on that last "thank God," proving once and for all that no matter who he talks to or what they talk about, it'll always, always, always be all about Nate.
Later that evening, Nate and Brenda are in the elevator when suddenly a giant anvil crashes through the ceiling and sends them both plummeting to their deaths. The end! Great episode! Just kidding. It was actually just Nate saying, "Are we even moving?" You know, because their relationship is going nowhere. Do you get it? Do you? ["And did you get the button-pushing parallel? Okay, just checking." -- Sars]