The episode opens on Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) thinking back to Trivia Night, when she pushed Perry to his death down a flight of stairs. Her flashback is interrupted by the sound of her mom, Elizabeth (Crystal Fox), and her daughter, Skye (Chloe Coleman), singing in the bedroom. Though reluctant at first, Bonnie joins them.
Cut to Madeline saying, “I f***ed up. There’s no other way to say it.” She’s sitting on the couch next to her husband, Ed, while Celeste’s therapist, Dr. Amanda Reisman (Robin Weigert), politely listens to her rant.
The therapist turns the conversation on Madeline, asking if she’s given Ed a reason to believe that he can trust her. When Dr. Reisman suggests that Madeline had the affair for attention, Madeline objects, even though she can’t pinpoint another reason.
So, Dr. Reisman answers for her, saying, “You don’t believe in you. How can you trust the relational equation when you have no faith in the sum part of you?”
Madeline’s response? “Math is not my strong suit.”
When Dr. Reisman brings up Madeline’s issue with Abigail not wanting to go to college, Madeline explains that she thinks Abigail will be nothing without an education. The therapist fires right back, asking if Madeline feels that way because she never graduated from college.
For once, Madeline is speechless, particularly when Dr. Reisman mentions her parents. “You talk to them much?”
In the car, Madeline confides in Celeste and reveals that she hasn’t been the same ever since she walked in on her dad sleeping with another woman as a child. Since her dad made her keep it a secret from her mom, she’s never talked about it…with anyone.
In an attempt to change the subject, Madeline asks if Celeste is still having flashbacks. She is, and Celeste thinks it’s partially due to the fact that she’s not over Perry.
“As dead as he is, sometimes I think maybe I’m deader,” she says.