Peter and Mick are sitting in their car across the cul-de-sac from the Holden home in a spectacularly unhidden place. They are discussing suspects. Nicky Fontana would have killed Ripley instead of Buddy if he were trying to stop the casino from opening. Bunny could have killed Buddy for the money and to get rid of him because Peter thinks he was ugly. The video cameras at the Viva aren't up and running, so there's no help there. Next, Natalie walks out the front door, and Peter decides to talk to her. Mick tells Peter that Natalie has no prior record and she works at a crisis center, which, to Peter, makes the perfect spouse. He also thinks that Natalie is very beautiful. He looks at her and starts singing "Alone" by Heart. Kidding, but wouldn't that have been FUCKING RAD? Mick wonders what Natalie sees in Ripley and Peter condescendingly tells Mick that one day he will grow up (even though he looks older than Peter) and learn that "the heart is a very tricky organ. Not only does it beat, it also falls. Sometimes in the wrong direction." These are crimes against humanity, these lines. With a Twizzler in his mouth, Peter gets out of the car as Mick writes down the crap that Peter just said.
Peter stops Natalie in her car as she's pulling out of her driveway. Instead of pepper-spraying him, she listens to him. Granted, dude is smoking -- that's the one believable part of this whole crappy diaper. Peter tells Natalie that he's thinking of moving to the neighborhood and he wanted to know if she likes it. He also tells her that he likes her car. She incredulously answers that, yes, she likes the neighborhood, and yes, she likes her car. So, she's happy? "In the neighborhood, yes." "So, you're not happy?" he asks. She kind of stumbles, pulls it back together, and says that she has to go; it's a lovely neighborhood, and she wishes him luck. As she leaves, she checks him OUT! Nice job from Amick there. Seriously, this show has tried to be sexy from the first second and the first hot moment came from the (supposedly) mousy housewife.
It's Goth Night at the Holden home. They're eating in the formal dining room and it's candlelit. Jack asks what's up. Natalie says that she just thought that they should eat as a family, like they used to. My family dinners were always really romantic, with lots of super-soft lighting. And rose petals! Yours? Jack sits and says that the kids at school asked him if Ripley killed Buddy Baxter. Natalie's incensed. Ripley says that it's fine and tells Jack that he is not a murderer. He says that Buddy Baxter made a lot of people angry in his lifetime, which we cover exactly never. Can these people just show us ONE OTHER PERSON who was mad at Buddy if they actually want us to think this is a whodunit? Jack reminds Ripley that he hates Buddy Baxter too, which Ripples denies. But Jack heard him and Natalie fighting about it. We didn't hear that part. Jack offers to help out at the casino, and Ripley declines, saying, "If I need any graffiti on the walls, I'll let you know." Bitchy.