This episode was definitely one of the most exciting ones of the season.
It appears that Ruth's friendship with Arthur is heating up and, despite the fact that he appears to resist her affection, he ultimately opens up to her. As odd as it might appear, these two oddballs embark on some sort of romance.
Meanwhile, Rico has his hands full dealing with Vanessa's depression and withdrawal. He tries to persuade her to seek help as they spent yet another Sunday in the cemetery by her mother's grave, but she still doesn't get it. Only after the school calls him and he has to take his son home and confronts Vanessa about Julio's head lice, does she seem to snap out of her lethargy and decides that she needs help.
Claire has been running ragged being Olivier's assistant until the truth about her job is revealed to her by a strange woman sculptress who was his former assistant. When Claire returns from Azusa, Russell is still at Olivier's and after they return home she asks if Olivier "hit on" Russell. Although he denies it, it appears that Russell is hiding something.
The paintball war that Keith arranges for David and his friends turns into a regular "West Side Story." It's the Macho Gays against the Gay Men's Choirboys and all hell breaks loose. This is Keith's ultimate revenge for the "Jeanne Triplehorn" humiliation.
Lisa with her ever growing curiosity about Brenda makes an appointment for a massage and gets to meet Brenda who doesn't know whose back she's massaging. But just wait till next week. It looks like the proverbial s**t will hit the fan. I just wish Brenda would be on-screen a little longer.
All of this is going on as the Fishers prepare a commune leader/polygamist named Daddy for a funeral. While his "family" stands watch so that aliens or government officials won't interfere with the body, the hordes of kids that Daddy spawned are footloose around the Fisher Funeral Home and hound Ruth for cheese.
The big surprise at the end is that these weird hippie types were apparently the lice "carriers" and so Rico brought it home to his kids.
There was some funny and touching moments and even though a lot went on here, it never got confusing and was interesting till the end.