The Pasqueasel's cat, despite being stinky, is one of those cats that's allowed on the kitchen table. I love my cats, but they're not allowed on the table. At least not when I'm in the room. Mrs. Pasqueasel is giving us all some more of her backstory over Kir Royales, talking about how she had to get out of L.A. and hasn't been back since for more than a few days at a time. "I miss her when she's gone," purrs the Pasqueasel, putting an arm around his wife. David asks what brings her to town today. "Pedunculated fibroid," she says. "Shit for me." I don't know what that is, but I'm pretty sure I don't want one. Also, as she explains, the kids need haircuts, and she gestures to the other room where a shaggy pair of his 'n' hers tween moppets are quietly playing chess. She asks how Keith and David's adoption is going, and Keith says that's not happening. "Because you bit Roger?" Mrs. Pasqueasel asks David. Keith says that it got complicated. "Shit for you guys, huh?" she says. The Pasqueasel asks Keith to take the kids to the hair salon while he takes the missus to the doctor. David jumps in to answer that they have an errand of their own. But Keith quickly wilts under the Pasqueasel's stony stare and agrees. "The cat still reeks," Mrs. Pasqueasel complains as David glares at Keith.
Brenda and her boss Jackie are hard at work at the office. Doing what? Making origami cranes. I have no idea how that relates to eating disorders. Jackie's trying to talk Brenda down out of her tree about Nate, with a predictable degree of success. She's saying that it's okay for people to do things for other people, but Brenda says that's not good enough; she wants Nate to "want to have [their] baby, not to do [her] the favor of letting [her] have [hers]." Jackie points out that Nate has Maya already, and Brenda says that it's not the same. "Maybe he's afraid of losing another one," Jackie says, and asks if it's so terrible if Nate is doing it just for Brenda. Jackie uses herself as an example, saying that she was fine stopping after one kid, but that she had another one because her husband wanted a boy. Brenda doesn't have a response, except to ask Jackie not to tell anyone until Brenda's sure everything's going to be all right. "I swear, sometimes you're like Eeyore," Jackie understates, and proudly holds up a little paper crane. "Ten thousand to go," she says, putting it aside. You know, all this talk about how Nate reacted to the news of the pregnancy this time makes me wonder how he reacted last time. But since nobody ever mentions that throughout the entire episode, it must not have happened. I guess we just have to assume that he knew about Brenda's first pregnancy without having to be told, or something. Or maybe she was just smarter about it last time, and told him by email.