Martin and Svet crab around the house together as Zach figures out that Martin is exactly the personality who can deal with Svet's bullshit. Tyler calls him a "very patient man."
House. House. House. Deck. Water. Paula. Paula gets into the FORD! and heads to see her shrink, Dr. Covan. Oh, we get to go back inside one of their sessions. Huh. "Lucky" for us. He asks why she stopped picking her scabs. Paula tells him, her eyes sparkling this time not from tears but from ill-advised glitter, that it just doesn't feel like she "has" to do it anymore; she's not so scared or critical of herself anymore. They discuss alcohol, and she says she doesn't miss the blackouts anymore. Covan goes on to ask about food, and he's coached her well to say that she realized eating was the one thing in her life she could control. "So you enjoy it?" he asks, re: eating. What? "You've done a lot of good work," he tells himself by way of telling her. "You should be proud of yourself." Basically, what's happening here is that he's ticking down the list of all the problems that she came to him with that he's magically solved -- all just for the benefit of the cameras. What's up, Doc? Your ego. That's what's up. (Ooh, snap!) Paula then gives Covan the weirdest thank you gift a sort-of alcoholic has ever given: she gives him a shot glass. WTF?! Her tearful rational to him is something nonsensical about when she does do another shot, she'll call him or something. I don't understand. Paula camera-talks, Jose clearly having worked on her brows, telling us that she's not perfect but she feels much more confident. She says that she has the strength to not hide issues and to actually "go home." Music to my ears, that going home part. The other stuff I zoned out on. Dr. Covan walks Paula to the door all pleased with himself, thinking that he did a bang-up job. Sorry to burst your Freudian bubble, doc, but I got a mug shot and a bite mark that say you're wrong.
Night. Bar. Outdoor tables. Paula drinks with Tyler and John and the boys stare blankly at her, yawning. She cries, bragging how healthy Covan says she is now. John camera-frats that he's happy for her and whatever. She tells the boys that it was them who called her out on her picking and not-eating and all the other combo-platter of problems she had (has). Paula camera-scabs that the boys have always had her back. John babbles to Paula that he doesn't think there is any "going back" for her with regard to her problems. She agrees. Heeeeeee. Zach suddenly comes up behind them, all hairy, and for a second I think he's a homeless man walking down the street begging for food. Paula cries, saying that some people come here and "get lost," but she "got found." Wow, I'm so happy for zzzzzzzzzzzz.
HARD ROCK! (They still make those? No, seriously?) Martin and Svet eat with Martin's sister (huh?) Flora and her boyfriend El. They babble about Svet being away from home for the first time and how she's learned so much being forced to deal with people other than her group back home. Martin just rolls his eyes the whole time. Heh. Svet camera-boobs something about people being people and how you need to evaluate your actions. El asks about the "positive" of being here. Svet says that she can't believe she was able to be away from Martin for so long. Is that really a...nevermind. She says she wouldn't take it back, and that it's the best part. Wow, when the best thing you can say about an experience is that you can't mind-erase it or jump into a time machine, I'm not sure it was a very good experience.