Back at the Thompsons', Janet is making the angriest pot of coffee ever, when Roger follows her into the kitchen and asks, "Aren't you even going to let me explain?' Janet snaps, "Why should I? You've gotten so good at lying, how would I even know what the truth was anyway." Roger cites her reaction as the reason he didn't tell her he got fired, which is, if you ask me, a total douche move. Instead of taking responsibility for his own actions and motivations, he's saying Janet controls his every move? I cry horse pucky. Janet sets him straight: "This is not about your stupid job. This is about you confiding in another woman instead of turning to me, your wife." Roger feebly rebuts, "Things always have to be so perfect with you, Janet. Our whole marriage, I've tried to get it right. I love you, but it's not so easy to talk to you." On the one hand: how lonely it must be, not to be able to talk to your spouse. On the other: Roger, you train people with how they'll treat you, and you're as responsible for this marital dynamic as Janet is. I said it before and I'll say it again: putting the blame on her for your actions is a douche move. Like, even more douche than Bruce's liplock with Melinda. Janet is understandably confused: "What are you talking about?" Roger's done for the night; he leaves Janet in the kitchen. These poor guys -- they totally lack the vocabulary to express themselves.
Susan and Bruce are chatting in their room. She apologizes for not telling him about the afternoon she and Roger spent together. Bruce -- who has had, it must be noted, one hell of an emotional day -- asks plaintively, "So why didn't you?" Susan replies, "Do you tell me everything you do, every single day?" Bruce concedes he does not. Susan says, "I assume you tell me the important stuff." Bruce asks, "This wasn't important?" It's sort of poignant -- twisted, yet poignant -- how the guy who's all torn up about his emotional infidelity is terrified of his wife getting emotionally involved with someone else. Susan explains that Roger's situation was important to Roger, so she elected to honor that. Then she reassures him, "The last thing I want is to keep secrets from you." "Me too," Bruce says, and Susan snuggles down, sort of oblivious to how Bruce really said that he wants to make sure Susan keeps no secrets from him. He's still got a pretty big one of his own.
Poor Trina is left to rue the ending of Puzzlerama. Awww! I could honestly care less whether or not the Thompsons stay together -- for one thing, I think they might both be happier with other people -- but I am gutted over the rupture between Janet and Trina. Tom comes out and they do a little post-mortem on the party. Trina says nearly tearfully, "I never meant for anyone to get hurt, least of all Janet." Tom reassures her that everyone knows that, and reminds her that "Janet and Roger and Susan and Bruce are not exactly like us." Trina thoughtfully says, "Nor should they be." Tom says, "Open and honest doesn't always mean easy," and Trina rasps, "Don't we know it?" Tom sweeps her away to bed with, "On the bright side, there's nothing left out there that can hurt anyone." No? Someone should ask Melinda what she thinks of that.