Two guesses who Nate's and Brenda's respective phone calls were from, because we cut right to Brenda and Nate at the obstetrician's office. They're holding hands as the OB explains that even though the test came back positive for a serious disorder like Down's syndrome or spina bifida, "over 95\% of babies who test positive have neither of those two things." "So what's the point of the test?" Nate asks. Excellent question. You'd get better results by flipping a coin. Although I guess negative results would have told them for sure. But there's still a way to be certain; the OB wants Brenda to get an amniocentesis the next day. "No need to panic yet," she says. "Yeah, right," Brenda says sarcastically, for some odd reason not all that jazzed about having a giant needle jabbed into her abdomen. What a killjoy.
So what's the important thing Rico had to do? Vanessa, of course. She's sitting on the sofa at home and flipping through a magazine when he comes in the front door and slips off his suit jacket. He says he got off work for a few hours, "because I knew it was your day off." Vanessa complains about the errands and tasks filling her "day off" (just like they do everyone's day off) as Rico comes up behind her and kisses her on the neck. She shrinks from him like he's contagious as he claims he's trying to relax her. "I can relax myself," she says shortly. Hmm, what kind of magazine is she reading there? Did she get it from David's house? She then gives Rico some boring household task to take care of, which, in case you forgot, is the entire reason she let him move back home in the first place. "Sure," says Rico, disappointed. On the bright side, at least now Rico won't get busted from showing up back at work with JBF hair.
Claire's in the kitchen at home, browsing through the fridge while Ruth gives her a hard time about not going out with her coworkers. "Sometimes you think you're better than anybody else," Ruth says. "Well, you're not." Claire sings the song of the newbie office worker, saying she had no idea that doing nothing all day could make her so tired, and slams the fridge door. Ruth looks up sharply, but doesn't say anything. The truce holds. Claire says she wanted to try to do some work tonight anyway. Ruth asks what she's working on, and Claire confesses that she's totally blocked. Although she uses a lot more words, the last few of which are, "It's kind of the loneliest feeling in the entire world." She looks at Ruth expectantly, hoping for some support. Which, disappointingly, comes in the form of "Oh." Just then the phone rings, and Ruth goes off on a rather dated rant about telemarketers before answering and discovering that the caller is actually George, who wants her to come over tonight. Claire blatantly eavesdrops as Ruth shortly agrees to come over the next day instead. "Is he okay?" Claire asks after Ruth hangs up. Ruth says she's sure George is fine, and she doesn't want to get sucked into whatever's going on with him. "I have my own life now." Keep selling that, Ruth; someone will buy it eventually. Claire says that maybe George is just lonely. Ruth comments, "You seem a lot more sympathetic to him now than you were when he was living here." "It's always easier to be nice to people when you don't have to see them," remarks Claire. It's also easier to be nice to them when they don't bogart your stash. Claire leaves the kitchen so that maybe it'll be easier to be nice to her mother.