Over at The Fortress, Daddy's funeral is in full swing. Bossy, Dopey, Greasy, and Bashful take turns quoting subtextually relevant passages from The Book of Daddy, and Nate, David, Rico, and Ruth each learn a valuable lesson from The Transcendent Wisdom of The Crazy White People. Afterwards, Ruth helps everyone clean up, and even gushes a little bit about how much she came to like "The People." "At least they practice what they preach," she tells everyone. "'The People' won't kill any living creature. They've all had lice for years. We'll have to boil everything, but I don't care." Heh. And also, whoops! Rico is shocked to discover that he's the one who brought the bugs home, and we can now all add lice to list of things -- like cock-piercing and shorn scrotums -- that can actually shut Rico up.
In the living room, meanwhile, Claire and Russell are curled up on the couch watching TV. For the first time in recent memory, the show they're watching doesn't appear to provide any direct meta-commentary on their plotline. I'm probably just missing something, though. "Did Olivier, like, make a move on you?" asks Claire out of nowhere. Russell freaks so badly that he practically jumps off the sofa when he hears this, but he's quick to deny any possible contact with their professor. A little too quick, if you ask me, especially when he asserts that he obviously couldn't be gay simply because he's her boyfriend. Man, he's lying so badly that Claire doesn't even seem to believe him, and there's no one on this Earth that's more gullible when it comes to men than our trusting little red-haired lass. She does, however, stop prodding him about it, and after wiping his Soul-Glo slime trail off the nearby cushion, she cuddles up beside him and lays her head on his shoulder. Russell strokes her hair and displays a worried expression that obviously indicates that he's either trying to convince himself that he's straight, or just wondering what this mysterious "shampoo" stuff people keep telling him about is real or simply a myth.
Out at The Taj Banal, Nate enters to find Lisa getting dressed in front of the mirror. He compliments her by saying that she looks good, and in all fairness, this is about the prettiest we've ever seen Lili Taylor look on this show. They've usually got her dressed down all the time, so it's a bit of a surprise to see her in make-up and jewelry. "You know, I could fuck you where you stand," he says. "Or maybe we could go out to my car. Ooh! I know! Let's do it on those pebbles in the driveway. You like rocks, right?" Lisa turns to face him, and cryptically proclaims, "You're lucky I love you," before moving in for a kiss. I'm not really sure how she defines "lucky" in this instance, and I have a sinking feeling we're going to be finding out pretty soon.