Darn! Only 3 episodes left!
Did anyone catch the symbolism in this episode? Nicki's in hot water and the lobsters are in hot water. The lobsters are stinking up Bill's life. The lobsters bring a black cat into the garage to cut across Bill's path. Remember the vision of the wolf in the garage from earlier in the season? Bill and Don talking about their run of bad luck lately. The Act of God the insurance adjuster talked about.
That Nicki is so screwed up! I don't know whether to hate her or feel sorry for her. It seems like the only real pleasure other than shopping that she gets out of life is manipulating other people. What else can you expect of being raised in a family where they can drive you to a city 200 miles away and drop you off on the street. Their version of disfellowshipping.
Also, Nicki told Bill it was her Dad (Roman) who was behind his Dad (Frank) taking him to downtown SLC and leaving him there to fend for himself at age 14. Apparently Roman feared Bill because of his grandfather being a prophet and his charisma and leadership abilities. So your cult leader tells you to abandon your child and you obey. Gee, doesn't that sound familiar?
Barb had a great line. When Bill was questioning Barb's loyalty in keeping Nicki's confidence, she told Bill he was forgetting that she was married to two other people!
Poor Margene. I feel they all need counseling, but she needs it most of all. Her getting set up on a date with that pushy Mormon nerd was really hilarious. And then finding out someone voted against her. Too funny! She wants to belong so badly, but she always feels like she's out of the loop. She even identified with Betty, the lady Don wanted to be his fourth wife.
And what about Betty being involved in all of those cults? The Unification Church (the Moonies), the Bahgwan (in Oregon), and there was another I don't remember. Now she wants to marry into a family of Mormon polygamists. What should that be telling them?
Heather's dad, the State Trooper showed up and was introduced to the Henricksons. And Heather wants to run for public office someday. (Vote for Pedro! :-D)
And what about next week? Was Margene smoking a cigarette in front of Teeny? I thought those things were against the rules!