Later, when Bruce is out bowling, Susan decides to go see Deep Throat at the local Rialto. The next morning, she heads over to Janet's place for a little chat. Janet's all, "You went to a porno theatre? Did anyone see you there?" and again -- love how subtle this show can be sometimes with the social signifiers. Susan explains the plot of Deep Throat to Janet thusly: "This ridiculous story about a woman whose ... 'pleasure center' ... is in her throat, and this wacky doctor who helps her to uh, find it." Janet decrees it "horrifying." Susan says, "Oh, completely. And also, oddly amusing. It's just a silly movie." Janet is like, "With naked people. Having sex." Janet is clearly not aware of the "naked is funny" school of comedy. Anyway, Susan tries to explain why she's all bothered by the government's abrogation of Harry Reems' rights, and asks Janet to come to Trina's fundraising party with her. She goads, "Remember that girl who ate pot brownies and played Twister back at the cabin?" Janet's like, "Why does everyone keep coming back to that?" Because you were FUN when you did that, Janet. But since Janet's stone-cold sober right now, she turns down the offer to go to the party. Susan is just going to have start traveling with brownies.
Hurray! Tom is home from his 13-hour flight and looking much the worse for wear. Trina soon asks why he wasn't picking up when she called, and Tom explains, "A couple of friends came by the room and turned it into quite a party." Trina tries and fails to be casual: "Really? Who?" Tom is all, "Can't talk, passing out from sleepiness, nighty-night!"
Bruce surprises Susan by coming home right as she's getting out of the shower. He's all jazzed because it's bowling night, but that quickly deflates when he learns that Susan's still planning on going over to Trina's party. Bruce protests, "Susan, this party is about pornography!" and Susan says, "I know what it's about. I saw the movie." Bruce says, "Come again?" and Susan tells him, "I had to see for myself what the fuss was all about." Laurie comes in right then, asking, "Are you guys talking about Deep Throat?" Bruce irritably tells Laurie she's interrupting a private conversation, and she points out that the door was open. "I've had it about up to here with your sass, young lady," he snaps, then turns to Susan, saying, "I don't want you going to the Deckers' tonight. Not without me." Laurie interjects, "That's Mom's decision, Dad." Susan tells Laurie not to back talk, and she protests, "I was defending you." Both parents give her The Look and Laurie responds snottily, "Maybe Dad's right. If this party's about censorship, maybe you don't belong there at all." Yeah, maybe Susan belongs at home, monitoring your grounded-until-you're-18 ass, you impertinent shit. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go call my mother and apologize for all my mouthing off as a teen. After I get out of this full-body cringe, that is.