Inside, Caleb attempts to confirm that Kirsten's going to do "that thing with the white lights" in the backyard for the party, because he loves them. I love them, too! Caleb doesn't want cilantro, either, because he hates it! Me too with the cilantro hate! Kirsten insists that since he's "Man of the Year," she's sure the caterers can accommodate him. Caleb muses that he'll have to make a toast, asking asks if Kirsten still has that bottle of '73 Dom in the wine cellar. She jokes that he went through it on his birthday. Ryan enters the kitchen, greeting Caleb as "Mr. Nichol." When Kirsten suggests that he start calling him by his first name, Caleb is visibly displeased. Better "Caleb" then "Grandfather" or "Poppy" or "Pee-Paw" or whatever other humiliating names grandchildren call their grandparents. In what is possibly the worst breach of continuity yet on this show, Caleb chops vegetables throughout this scene. The Caleb Nichol we know does not deign to chop vegetables, particularly not for a party in his honor. In any case, when Ryan congratulates him on the award, Caleb dismisses the praise, snitting that the magazine is just lucky he even agreed to pose for their cover. Kirsten suggests that he use that in his speech. Hee. She asks if she should set a place for Theresa, and Ryan says he'll get back to her on that, leaving Kirsten and Caleb to banter about the wine selection and his role as salad maker. When Kirsten says she's going to check on the Dom, it sounds an awful lot like "dong," which takes the scene to an entirely different place. Kirsten's exit leaves room for a private conversation between Caleb and Sandy, who reveals that he's "decided what it'll take to make [him] decide": Caleb's telling Kirsten everything. Caleb insists that she's better off not knowing, but Sandy disagrees, because she's already implicated. Caleb doesn't think they should worry her with it, because the problem might go away, but Sandy rebuts that it might not go away, and that he won't spend the next year lying to Kirsten. So if Caleb wants Sandy's help, he must tell Kirsten everything. She'll probably take the news about Uncle Sean's illegal exploits in stride, but there's no telling how she'll take the news that her baby sister is actually a man.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B+ | 360 USERS: C+
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