Outside, Nicole is waiting by her car for Bosco. Faith recommends that Bosco fall on his knees and pray for forgiveness. Bosco will more likely fall on his knees and bite somebody's ankles. Nicole and Bosco meet in the middle of the street. She is near tears. She says she never lied. "No?" he asks, incredulously. She says it's none of Bosco's business who she slept with before they got together. He says that if he has somebody at work coming up and asking about "Wild Nicole" that's his business. Oddly, he has some sort of point there. "You wanna know how many?" she asks. "Too many." She goes to her car, brings a glossy bag of Bosco's crap from her apartment, and hands it over. She says that she wants her key back. Bosco stands, hands in pockets, looking a little sad. "Gimme my key back!" Nicole yells, and throws the bag at him. Either they're going to break up here, or have even more passionate sex than usual. Bosco gives up the key. She says, "Thank you," and walks off, tall and lean and rid of Bosco.
Mighty Big TV factoid: Did you know it is MBTV lore that the character of "Wild Nicole" was probably named by the Third Watch writers after the former recapper for this show? The fictional Nicole is gone, gone, gone, but the real Nicole still stands tall over in the Sex and the City recaps.
Faith comes home to a house party in her apartment. The strains of "Hot Blooded" are playing loudly. Pizza is strewn about as softball players drink beer and wear caps backwards. The lights are dim. Kids are jumping on the couch. Faith does not look happy. Fred runs over and gives Faith a big hug. Now she looks happy. He says that his team won. "Where are the kids?" she asks. Fred says they're around, and even though it's midnight, it's a Friday night. He kisses Faith. "Been drinking?" she asks. He backpedals and says just a few sips for a toast. Fred walks off. A female softball player comes up and hugs Yokas and congratulates her for her pregnancy. Whoops. Faith goes after Fred. "What, did you tell everybody?" she asks. Just a couple of guys, he responds. You know how those softball teams are. They're regular sewing circles for gossip. Except they don't sew. And they play softball. Faith says she has a headache and is going to go to bed. Another woman comes up, kisses Faith, and congratulates her on the pregnancy. Double whoops. Faith gets to her bedroom and lies down. A knock on the door reveals her friend Holly, who in the following scene tries to outdo Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano. Email to Holly: there's only one Edie Falco and you ain't it. They gossip. Even Holly has heard about the baby. "I feel like I'm drownin' over here," Faith says. She's not even sure if she and Fred will make it and she doesn't want to be a single mom with three kids. Hey, John Wells: if you're gonna use voice-overs, why not just use them? You don't need to drag some poor actress into the scene just to get Faith to tell us what's on her mind. "I want more holly," Faith says. Hey, who doesn't want more holly? It's festive! Oh, wait, I think she meant, "I want more, Holly," emphasis on the comma. Faith starts to tear up. "When did this become my life?" she asks. As I look at the clock and see how much of the episode is left to recap, I ask myself the very same question.