Cut to Mode, where Marc notices a candy bit on Amanda's mouth. Turns out Amanda's taken a lover with a creamy center, and now is wearing a really bad fat suit to rival Travolta's. Marc wants Amanda to confront her parents about the birth certificate she found, and then shed those excess hoss pounds she put on so quickly. She says she hasn't put on that much weight, but reconsiders when Wili calls her Betty.
Meanwhile, Daniel's in the hospital. He makes Betty scratch his big toe. Editorial assistants really should consider unionizing. He tells her he's not getting out of the hospital, and he's still in a lot of pain. Betty notes that he's taken every pain pill they've offered. He's just like La Lohan, isn't he? He says Alexis's condition is still the same, and we learn that he hasn't visited her yet. He gives Betty some notes about the feature spread to pass on to Wilhelmina, which Wili promptly throws away. Ileana Douglass has joined the cast as a creative director, and she works with Wili on a Victoria's Secret spread. Wili seems to have everything under control, including a natural-disaster-victim-makeover photo shoot, though she's more dragon-lady-ish than ever. She and Marc talk about the fact that Claire owns Mode, so Wili can't get her claws on it. She will, however, once she marries Old Man Liverspots, get the rest of Meade Publications, as long as Claire stays out of the picture. Wili has my favorite line of the episode: "Where are you, you gin-soaked hag?" I am totally incorporating that in my daily life.
Christina and Betty chat, and Christina's worried about the level of stress Betty is under, as well as the fact that she hasn't called Henry. Betty says there's too much other important stuff going on and she can't be bothered, before slamming face-first into a huge mock up of the next Mode cover with the headline, "love hurts." Indeed.
Amanda and Marc head home to visit her hoity-toity suburban parents in the "house of lies." Amanda calls for her mother, adding, "if that is her real name." Her parents are not prepared for an unexpected mid-afternoon visit as they descend the stairs in some kicky sleepwear. They deny keeping any secrets, and instantly the Ted and Alice to their Bob and Carol slink down the stairs in matching blue silk robes. Amanda says she can't do it. Which, I think the post-traumatic stress disorder from finding out that your parents are swingers might make you block out just about everything. But Marc blurts out that Amanda found a birth certificate saying Fey is her real mother.