Never thought I'd agree with Tommy on much, but I'm not buying Sheila's sudden lesbian conversion, either. Way too convenient and forced. Got an audible laugh out of me, though, when Katie asked why "Auntie Sheila" was touching that other woman's... well, you saw it. Thus we begin another week of what my English teacher used call man-vs.-himself. "Rock bottom it just doesn't exist for you, does it?" Johnny asks Tommy when he catches him donating Dumpster-dive clothes to Murph's donation drive. Of course not, dummy. Second laugh-out-loud moment: the random woman yelling "catamites" on the sidewalk. And Mike walking out of Steven's party to tell the boys it's "not really a beer crowd in there" had me smiling, too.
Now normally I'd slam Sean for slipping and telling Laura about Franco's nurse source, but he didn't know the two of them were together when he spilled, did he? And he's not nearly as dumb as Franco is for trying to play hardass before even finding out why Laura's so furious. And count on the probie for another laugh, with his cheesy "gun show" come-on. Best-delivered line of the night, courtesy of Laura (to Franco): "Maybe you should just warn the next person that comes along that that's all you really got in you, y'know? Before she's stupid enough to fall." Then the surprises come hard and fast. Can't believe it never occurred to me that Lou might fall for Candy, and I sure as hell never thought she'd feel the same way. I didn't think Johnny would be the one to tell Janet where Tommy had the kids stashed, or that she'd show up wanting to give the marriage another shot. But the biggest shock of the night: Tommy hesitating. I mean, our man's stupid. But is he that stupid?