Irene has her pajamas on now, and is sitting on the couch, holding her head. She says that she doesn't know why she gets these headaches. Janet derisively says, "You never got it, like, checked out before?" Thanks for the non-help, Janet. Irene says that she's only had a headache that severe once before. Janet snots, "And you never thought to go to the doctor for it?" Jesus, if I went to the doctor every time I got a bad headache, I'd be there about twice a month. ["Same here. And the time I did get a prescription for my migraine, it made me sicker than I've ever been. Headaches and migraines are very hard to diagnose, and treat." -- Wing Chun] People get headaches. That's why aspirin is sold over the counter. Irene insists that it was only the one time. Maybe Janet is giving her a headache. Janet is giving me a headache. Irene drinks a big mug of tea and tries to think whether there is a pattern to her illness. She winces and says she "can't even fucking see."
Okay, this is the silliest "crazy Irene" montage yet. We get, in rapid succession, the following shots: white lights, orange lights, white lights, a statue of a guy, white lights, Irene, another statue, white lights, another statue, Irene, a camera man, Irene, the huge lights in the house, Irene. What the hell was that all about?
Janet wrings out a wet cloth into the sink. Irene crawls into bed and tries to cover her eyes so that the lights aren't shining directly in them. Janet carries the cloth and a bowl of water into Irene's bedroom. Janet presses the cloth onto Irene's head, and asks where it hurts. Irene says it hurts over her left eye. Janet presses down harder and asks whether the pressure feels good. Irene says that it does. Space Needle shot #61 of the season. Train bell clanging. Warning lights at a train crossing.
How silly is the editing in this episode so far? Seriously, this is what happened, if you take out all the crap. One day, Irene disagreed with Lindsay and Janet about how to prepare for her radio show. That same day, Irene zoned out while listening to an interview. Another day, the three women walked down the street. A totally different day, Janet and Irene came home, and Irene had a really bad headache. It hurt to look into the lights, and she drank some tea and then went to bed. Janet pressed a wet cloth on Irene's head. That's all that happened.