Suddenly, Carol arrives to join them, saying that she came home early because "there's nothing to do" up in the mountains. "At least no one parks in my driveway there," she adds. Hee! Lisa tries to explain that she's in the middle of a dinner party, but Carol insists on having cinnamon toast immediately, because she just had to deal with her "most bitter enemy." Said enemy is then revealed to be Melissa Gilbert, which is pretty funny on its own, but it's even funnier when you realize that the cast of Six Feet Under was up on stage accepting a Screen Actors Guild award at almost the exact moment that line was aired. (Melissa Gilbert, of course, is the current president of SAG. I'm sure there's a really good story behind that, and I really wish someone would tell me what it is.) "You're not listening to me," complains Lisa, as she tries again to explain to Carol that she has company. "Honey, I heard you," Carol answers. "You're having a party. They've had you all day; I need you right now. These are the times to remember, young lady, because they will not last forever. Now, bring my toast up to my bath, and I'll tell you how I made Melissa cry."
Afterwards, David and Keith are heading back to their car. "Can you believe Lisa?" asks Keith. "I've never met anyone whose self-perception was so far removed from reality." Yeah. This from a guy who probably thinks that she wants to sleep with her head on his shoulder. Whatever. David, however, has other things on his mind. "What did you mean in there," he inquires, "when you said 'IF we have kids'?" Keith points out (correctly, if you ask me) that they're already in counseling to see if they can even survive as a couple, so this might not be the best time to consider adding a child to the mix. Keith also mentions his father yet again, which makes me think that we'll be seeing good ol' Kersh before too long. Then he climbs into the car, leaving David standing there in the driveway with a very unhappy look on his face. Hmm. Some love is just a lie of the heart, I guess. And they may not want it to end. But it will. It's just a question of when.
Topanga Canyon. Ruth and Kathy are trying to put Sarah to bed, but first we have to endure some extended "comedic" business with Sarah wanting to take a bunch of natural supplements and complaining first that she's too cold and then that she's too hot. Sigh. I liked watching a strung-out Patricia Clarkson a lot better when it involved Ally Sheedy and a naked Radha Mitchell. I'm just saying. Sarah abruptly bolts for the bathroom, citing diarrhea, which prompts Ruth to abruptly blurt, "This is what playing with drugs will get you! It's not pretty, is it? They're going to find our father in the swimming pool if you keep this up!"