He finds her in the bedroom, and gets on the bed with her to commiserate about how horrible his mother is. He kisses her and then asks, "Should we do some homework?" Carolyn laughs. She resists at first, but Palek persists, and she agrees. And then they have sex. My question: How do you turn in this assignment? And can you imagine having to explain that "the dog ate it?" They're being a little noisy, considering they have guests, but Palek is convinced afterward that nobody heard them over his mom's filibustering. Plus their house is fucking huge. They sit up, and as they're dressing, Carolyn asks about Palek's mom's date. "Maybe it's just someone she's fucking. Just kidding," he says with a nervous giggle, like he's worrying about offending his wife with a comment about his own mother after they just had sex. Intimacy issues, much? Flush with their own naughtiness, they run their fingers through their JBF hair, re-dress, and return to the party.
It's bedtime at Katie and Dave's. Katie's in bed with Isabella, listening to her read from a book. Meanwhile, the boy's in their bed with Dave, who's reading him a story about people named Nick and Drake and something to do with getting co--that is, people -- out by noon. Katie comes in to take over, so that Dave can go say goodnight to Bella. Katie picks up where Dave left off. "'You tell Nick that he's got to get all the corpses--' What is this?" Hee.
A bit later, Dave has taken over the book Bella was reading, and he looks over to see that she's fallen asleep. Whispering, he finishes the sentence, and gently touches his daughter's sleeping face. In the process, he notices something above her on the shelf in the background: a box of Kotex pads. Oh, the incongruity.
When Dave returns to his own room, their son has fallen asleep in Katie's arms. Dave schleps the kids off to his own room. And then, a bit later, the parents are getting changed for bed in their walk-in closet, both of them briefly naked together in a tiny space, yet seemingly not aware of the fact; certainly not acknowledging it in any way, right up until they get in bed. After a perfunctory kiss goodnight and a brief moment to watch and see if the ceiling is going to do anything new tonight, they assume their typical back-to-back sleeping positions.