Reba and Kim are both up for the Christmas solo at the church. Reba, obviously, knocks it out of the park. Kim isn’t quite so, um, technically proficient, but she adds a little rock ‘n’ roll flair that wins over the folks in charge. Geoffrey found out that Kim’s hubby donated $50k to the church -- on the condition that Kim gets the solo. The tricky part is that Kim doesn’t know.
June is having a crisis of faith -- she’s not sure she even believes in God. There are tons of bad things in the world, so how could God allow that? Cash brings her a bunch of small wonders, but nothing convinces her.
Lillie Mae: Change is good. When I was a girl on the farm, my favorite tradition was when Uncle Charles cut off the goose’s head. And then, whomever the headless torso ran to got to put the star on the tree. Do you wanna go back to that?
Geoffrey: The First Church of Malibu is red hot. It was listed as one of the top 10 power churches. Their AA meetings are the who’s who of Hollywood.
Geoffrey: I've got to take my grandma to the mall to sit on Santa's lap. It's always fun until he calls security.
Kim: I don’t wanna brag…but let’s just say I’m great.
June: Maybe I don’t even believe in God anymore.
Cash: Good lord! You’re in his house!
Geoffrey: When [Kim] sings, it sounds like a garbage disposal full of nickels.
Kim asks Reba for singing tips. After Kim dismisses Reba’s advice, Reba blurts out the truth – and Kim’s clearly hurt. Kim doesn’t come out for the solo, so Reba gives her a pep talk. Aaaaaand Reba sings behind the scenes while Kim lip synchs the words, so Kim can have her moment in the spotlight.
As they’re leaving for church, June says she won’t go. She prayed every night for her parents to stay together, but they didn’t. Reba understands, and lets June make her own decision on God. June shows up -- she’s not sure how she feels about God, but she knows she wants to be with her family.
Lillie Mae: Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.
Lillie Mae: I tried to raise [Reba] mean but it didn’t take.
Kim: Some of these notes go on like forever. So how do I spice them up?
Reba: You don’t spice them up. You sustain the note and add a little vibrato.
Kim: Vibrato. You mean like yodeling?
Reba: No, I mean vibrato. It gives the note resonance and extension.
Kim: OK, well I think the only thing that’ll be extending is the people laying down in the pews for a nap.
Reba: I've come to believe that faith isn't something that keeps bad things from happening. Faith is what helps us get through bad things when they do happen.
Cash: I don’t believe in calculus. Do I still have to go to school?
Lillie Mae: Get off the cross, Reba. You’re stealing focus.
Kim: The best present I could ever hope to receive is to be neighbors with all of you. That, and diamond earrings -- but in that order.