At the therapist’s office, Celeste is concerned that she’ll never stop missing Perry, since she doesn’t want to date anyone but him. So, Dr. Amanda Reisman (Robin Weigert) coaches her through a drill, in which Celeste thinks back to when Perry was physically abusing her.
When Celeste closes her eyes and replays it, she has no reaction. But when Dr. Reisman tells her to picture Madeline in her place, Celeste explodes at the vision, screaming, “Noooo!”
At school, Celeste’s twins—Max (Nicholas Crovetti) and Josh (Cameron Crovetti)—are in trouble…again. It all starts when the teacher asks the class if anyone wants to talk about anything.
“What about a dead father?” Max says.
Although the teacher suggests that Celeste put the boys in counseling, she apologizes before dismissing the encounter.
At home, Mary Louise presses Celeste for answers about her absence earlier that day, and Celeste comes clean. Mary Louise assures her that she’s getting an apartment nearby, so she can be here whenever she needs help with the twins.
“I’m so grateful to you for everything you’ve done, but a little space might be good,” Celeste says.
When Celeste brings up Madeline, Mary Louise immediately says, “I don’t like her.” Although Celeste tries to convince her otherwise, Mary Louise is set in her ways.
“Well, you’re mistaken,” she says.
Right on cue, their conversation is interrupted by the twins, who are fighting on the balcony. When Celeste tries to break them up, Max turns to her and says, “F*** off,” prompting Celeste to push him to the ground and scream, “No, you will not be like him!”