I don't know about you, but I'm on tenterhooks, and this Susan-and-Roger skip stones thing isn't helping. Roger tells her it's all in the wrist action. Susan giggles, "Wrist action" and Roger says, "Yeah, it might come in handy at one of Tom and Trina's parties." Dude carries a grudge -- as evidenced by his next query: "You think Tom skips stones? 'Hey, man, you can skip or not -- whatever you're in to.'" Janet's wild cackling stops the speculation dead in its tracks. When Bruce comes out to ask how everyone is, Roger breezily responds, "How it's going in there? Is that laughter or screaming I'm hearing?" Immediately after Bruce reports that Janet's buzz is peaking, the door to the cabin opens up, a towel-clad Janet comes out shouting with joy, and the Deckers join her in skinny-dipping. Tom drops the towel in the doorway, gives everyone a wide smile, and says, "Are you guys in or what?" Nobody elects for the "or what" option.
Once the skinny-dipping over, everyone's back in the cabin, warming up in front of a roaring fire. Tom is drying Trina's hair, while Susan and Bruce lay in a happy puddle on the couch. Janet and Roger, however, are sitting in separate chairs. The talk turns to who will sleep where, and after Janet volunteers the Thompsons for the porch, Tom says, "You guys take the bed. I dig the night air." Tom is not capable of uttering a single line that doesn't immediately translate into comedy gold, or an ironic motif for a sampler. Susan has an idea: girls in one room, boys in another, in a recreation of the kinds of sleepovers their kids go on. And oh, how amusing that the Deckers are invited to this sleepover since the Miller and Thomson progeny have made themselves at home with the Deckers. So Janet pecks her husband good night; Roger's buss-free goodnight to Susan is considerably warmer; Susan's attitude is "Right back atcha!" I am looking forward to the inevitable moral dilemma of "Do I sleep with my best friend's husband or not?" However, tonight Susan is content to make arrangements with her own husband to meet on the porch in 20 minutes.
We then see the ladies in bed -- Trina, Janet, then Susan -- and a giggling, grinning Janet says, "I had so much fun tonight." Trina happily says she did too. Susan slowly, quietly concurs. Janet shares that she can't remember the last time she shared a bed with anyone other than her husband. Trina says then, "Tom's starting a new job, flying to Tokyo, next week." Janet turns to look at Trina, who adds, "A lot of nights apart." Susan asks, "Are you worried?" Trina replies, "I'm not worried. I'm just ..." "Lonesome?" Janet asks. Trina sighs, "As Topaz." Janet then snuggles closer to Trina, pats her arm and says, "Don't worry. You can always call us." Trina reaches over and holds Janet's hand. I about died at this point, I loved how this scene played out so much. Susan looks thoughtful -- is she still musing over Roger, or is she worried that Trina will be the one to spill the beans to Janet, or is she jealous that two of her friends are getting along?