After Alma is tipped off that the Garden Club will make a surprise visit to her home, she persuades Bertram to help her prepare despite the police investigation of their missing neighbor next door. Dee seeks comfort in Vern.
Not a completely earth shattering episode, but can see that it is clear set up for what is to come, with Rita finally realizing that Dee is Alma’s daughter.I always feel a bit sad when I see Alma trying so hard to fit in and insisted that all of the stuff Bertram and she owns get put in storage. However, I have to applaud her resourcefulness, though I feel like they’re going to slip. Alma got lucky that one of the cops thought she was going through menopause, hence why she was so sweaty and a bit nervous.There were a couple of physical comedy gems (in my mind:
- Watching Bertram struggle to pull Rocco away from digging up Mrs. Yost while Alma distracts the Garden Club from leaving and seeing what is going on outside.
- When Bertram perked up and wanted to hear more about Joan’s mom’s illness when she dismissively said she was not feeling well. I admittedly laughed outloud.
- I like the storyline development of Catherine and curious about how the gigolo is going to seduce her . I can’t wait for next week to see how Rita handles knowing that Dee is Alma’s daughter. Burying Mrs. Yost that shallow in the front yard was beyond dumb.This could be farfetched, but what if at some point, Alma works together with Bertram to either off someone in the club or someone related to someone in the club for gain? I don’t see how Alma and Rita would reconcile given Dee, but having Bertram off Carlo is not beyond the realm of reason if they could set aside their differences…. maybe? Unless Bertram slips and gets caught trying to off Joan’s mom because she is dying from cancer.