"Why did you even have a bomb shelter?" Cynthia Stevenson wails at Ruth. Bwah! Sounds like Ruth brought her up to speed. Ruth tells her weepy successor that George "barricaded himself down there, looking like some kind of mountain man. When they pulled him out and put him in the mental hospital, that's when the really crazy stuff began." Cynthia Stevenson begs Ruth to stop. "I knew he seemed a little too good to be true I was just so happy to meet someone who said he wouldn't mind having children." Now it's Ruth's turn to be horrified. Completely forgetting the saintly Quaker who's been dangled in our faces all season, she sits down next to Cynthia Stevenson to rifle her purse for Kyle's phone number to demonstrate what a lousy father George is. Better yet, Ruth could just give Kyle Cynthia Stevenson's address and then sit back and wait for the deliveries of poo. While Ruth is searching, it occurs to Cynthia Stevenson that maybe Ruth is the crazy one and she's making all this up. "Do I look like a crazy person?" Ruth demands, offended. "A little," Cynthia Stevenson says. Ruth says she's just trying to protect Cynthia Stevenson, but Cynthia Stevenson isn't ready to let go of the George she thinks she knows: "Maybe you're just some bitter, angry psychopath," she suggests. "I am not angry," Ruth says angrily, and angrily picks up the vase on the coffee table in front of her and angrily smashes it. And then angrily walks out without another word. Okay, she might be a little angry.
Brenda comes in to the funeral home, where the chairs in the chapel have been arranged in a rough circle for the Corpse of the Week's funeral. There are Quakers in the chairs, too, but they aren't making any more noise than the chairs are. Brenda passes by the open doorway, marveling that there could be people in the world who don't have to be talking every minute. There's obviously no place for Nate in this environment, so she proceeds to the next room, where Maggie is talking to Nate with her hand on his arm. But they're talking really quietly, so at least he's meeting her halfway. And judging by Brenda's face, now is when she begins to think that something's up between those two. Not after they came out of the bedroom together at his birthday party, not after he invited her over for dinner for no reason, not after she called their house in the middle of the night, and not after Nate said Maggie is "better than we are," but now, when they're just standing there talking. Sometimes I think that one of the overarching themes of this show is "other people's self-absorption is the only reason we ever get away with anything."