So we begin the episode-ending montage. It is set to Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman," a song which lost any anthemic resonance whatsoever for me the first time I saw The Dan Band perform it. Janet and Roger come home, and Roger whips out the Tupperware container holding coffee (hee!) when Janet comes up to him with the percolator and a come-hither look on her face. Within seconds, they're having sex on the floor. And it's not even a Friday! I have to say, Susan and Bruce spend a lot of each episode wandering around and bleating, "What's happening to us? Howsoever will we handle this change?" but it seems to me that Janet and Roger are actually taking bigger risks in many ways. Janet's shown more of a willingness to function outside her comfort zone in the past two episodes than Susan has in all five, and Roger's been along for the ride.
The montage continues. Tom and Trina in bed; he does not pop his head up and comment, "Gosh, it seems so spacious with just the two of us." We see Laurie in a completely different outfit, sitting at the kitchen bar and reading something, and when the gussied-up Susan comes downstairs, Laurie grins as she asks, "You went to the party anyway, didn't you?" Susan sure did. Laurie gives her a "way to go, Mom!" and the two sit together at the counter, Susan staring at her daughter as if seeing her for the first time.