Hey, do you suppose David even finished up the CotW before he bailed on work? Not if the message Rico's leaving from the office at Fisher & Diaz is any indication: "David, I just found the guy downstairs, totally not ready for the viewing. I am here, all alone. It would be a real treat to know where the fuck you are. Call me." He hangs up, sighs, and picks up the phone again to make another call. The CotW's mom pokes her head into the office to see what's up, and Rico promises to be right out. We can see other funeral attendees milling around in the background behind her, and she ducks back out. Rico's second call is to Vanessa, begging her to leave work early and come over right away.
Claire hands a cell phone back to the crusty old tow truck driver/mechanic who's come to her rescue, and we learn that she succeeded in getting a hold of Ruth. Don't bother scrolling up or paging back thinking you skimmed past that conversation somehow, because you didn't. We never got to see it. I don't know why. The tow truck driver takes a look at the inverted hearse and offers Claire $800 for it. She protests that it's a Cadillac. The driver says he knows, he's buying it for parts. "You should be thinking how lucky you are to be alive, young lady, instead of trying to jack up the price on a totaled car." Claire gets him to agree to $950, then watches as his crew moves the tow truck into position to flip her car back upright. The mechanic kicks out the driver's side window. Claire cries, because she has one less brother, no job, no boyfriend, and no car. And if she did, it would have a broken window.
CotW's sister is sitting alone on an upstairs window seat at the funeral home. Vanessa appears at the top of the stairs. I suppose Rico gave her a choice between attaching the CotW's prosthetic limbs and working the room, and she wisely chose the latter. Back in her hubba-hubba funeral dress and hair, Vanessa sits down next to the CotW's sister, explaining that she's helping out her husband. By sitting next to people and waiting for them to start talking, I guess. She doesn't have to wait long in this case. "We are living in, like, the unluckiest time ever," Sister says. "I mean, I grew up thinking I was born in the time when there was the internet, and the fall of communism, and the Gap. Turns out my time is when there's like, 9/11 and a bunch of wars and the end of everything." Yeah, but indoor plumbing makes up for a lot. I'm pretty sure that's what I'd miss most if I woke up in the Stone Age. Although writing a recap for a show with no commercials takes long enough as it is without having to use a chisel. Vanessa says all the right kind of comforting things. It seems to work, sort of.