Well, for those dying (hah) for the latest on our basset-faced man of blecch, this week's episode gives us a bit of backstory. Schottke receives a call to clean up at the site of a wild boar attack (shocking scenes of blood-stained carpets). The damsel in no-distress turns out to be his former lover from 15 years past, someone whom he discovers wed her husband three months after dumping him. He is still in love with her. She has definitely gotten over him. We realize that one of Schottke's limitations is his relational concreteness--he just doesn't get what women want. Just before they broke up, she had finished a seminar in Italy and drove back to be with him--10 hours straight. The minute she came back, Schottke is nagging her that she parked in a no-parking zone and he immediately left and re-parked her car. He thought he was being considerate and chivalrous--he, after all, got dressed, went out, parked the car, and walked back, "shoeless." We realize how concrete Schottke is in his reasoning. He is egocentric, unable even after 15 years to decenter and see the world from her perspective--missing him, Of course, she is also unable to decenter and put herself in Schottke's shoes. So, better off apart, I suppose. Her proclamation that she does not regret the break-up and lied to him about why she was leaving (she told him she was going to spend a few months in a convent in Thailand when she was actually dating the man she married a few months later). His rage and sorrow evoke all the misery in his life. Maybe he should have taken different courses in school, committed to a different career path. He is wistful about life he could have held, if he had so done. We see he really wants to be a father, even asking the ex if there is any possibility that her eldest child could be his. She is enraged by the question, because she is not a woman who would hide paternity from the biological father. But is this enraged denial actually a defense mechanism against acknowledging a possibility? During the clean-up, she finds evidence that her husband is having an affair with another woman. Now the tables are turned and she needs comforting. Schottke and she are on the couch, he sitting up, she leaning back with her legs on his lap. It is a scene of imminent intimacy that is not to be consummated. She tells Schottke that she will not have a revenge affair with him. She goes out to her truck, planning on leaving, only to be trapped. The truck engine will not turn over. She almost leaves to return to the house, but immediately see the pigs. Wild boars are roaming the estate. She dares not leave the truck. What doth this mean? Do the boars symbolize the males in her life? Seems a little concrete to me.