The entire episode was centered around an Art Show where Claire and Russell exhibited some of their work. What puzzled me was that Claire had not done photography since last year and from what I understood Olivier was their Fine Arts teacher and we are not talking multi-media art.
For various reasons all family members converged on this art show as well as Brenda, Billy and her mother, who ends up getting stoned and subsequently schtupped by Olivier in the only funny scene. Billy and Brenda are humiliated at their mother's behavior, but not surprised. Billy and Brenda commiserate about the downside of the sober life.
It appears that Olivier is part of the famous "6 degrees of separation" since he has had carnal knowledge of quite a few people who were present at "The Opening."
Keith and David's relationship is not getting any better even though they go cruising for another guy to make a threesome. It leaves David feeling sad and empty, but Keith seems to find it revitalizing.
Lisa and Nate have a heart-to-heart before attending the Show and are discussing separation. Once they get to the show, Brenda who is also there realizes that Lisa is Nate's wife and after the two meet in the bathroom she tells Lisa that Nate didn't love her more but "he was just trying to get something he didn't have." I have no idea what that meant.
Meanwhile, the only ones not attending are Rico and Vanessa who have problems of their own. Vanessa's meds have not kicked in and she is as morose and depressed as ever. Rico doesn't know what to do for her but attempts to make a nice candlelit dinner for the two of them.
I was rather disappointed in the show this evening. A great deal went on but nothing was resolved. The pace was slow and what I thought would be explosive and dramatic -- Brenda and Lisa's meeting -- turned into a fizzle.
Nate and Lisa decided to try being lovers again and that seemed to cheer them up a bit. Again, this was just too obscure for me to grasp. What did they mean by that? What was going to change?
Ruth and Arthur seemed to be taking off in a bizarre but touching relationship and when things really looked promising, Arthur pulls back again and leaves Ruth wondering about her expectations.