Cary: "On the one hand, Jacob brought this up last week so clearly there's a pattern developing, even if I can't see it. Second of all, all of the woman I have sex with are women of color, so I think I get a pass on that one. And third of all, paranoia is not mutually exclusive from..."
Completely Correct ASA of Color, Geneva Pine: "No third of all! No second of all, you unbelievable douchebag! You slept with Dana Lodge while you were her supervisor, and then demoted her! You are Patient Zero Minus One of zero tolerance!"
Cary: "Look, just go tell him then. Tell him what I did."
Geneva Pine FTW: "You know what? How about you tell him? Because if you don't, you're disgusting. And if you do, he's not going to do anything, and then you're both disgusting."
Pine: "Yeah. That's what I thought. That's who you are now."
QUITE A PICKLE
Kids: "Hey Mom, that realtor brought over the brochure on our old house in Highland Park. I guess just to fuck with you."
Alicia: "Yeah, she sucks. I don't know why I use her. Anyway, put that away."
Grace, pointing: "Do you see they still have the old swing there?"
Alicia's most perfectly delivered line of the night: "You broke your leg on that swing, that swing almost killed you." Just bored and distracted and tired of Grace and tired of their romance of their past life, the whole bit. That divergent place where pleasing them and taking care of them is not the same thing; how hard it is, as a parent, to tell the difference. Their faces are all lit up.
Grace: "I just... I remember Dad pushing me on it."
Alicia: "You remember him being a good dad when you look at that swing, I just see him fucking whores on it."
We're not really talking about a swing anymore, are we.
I broke my leg on that swing. That swing almost killed me.
MOMMY COLD WARS
Alicia joins Caitlin in Diane's office, where she's just given notice. Alicia feels unbelievably gross, but not as gross as she's about to.
Alicia: "Weren't you liking it here? You seemed to be getting along just fucking fine, from where I'm standing."
Caitlin: "Everybody's been great -- even you -- but this isn't really about that. I'm pregnant and I'm getting married."
Alicia and Diane stare across the desk at each other with a very complicated look that you already know what it is.