Calvin thinks about how he has been married to Beth almost twenty-one years, yet she is still "a marvelous mystery" (4.1) to him. What kind of mystery? A Sherlock Holmes mystery? Miss Marple? Scooby-Doo?
Beth wants to go on a trip for Christmas this year. Maybe Yugoslavia. Or London. (If you're planning a trip these days, choose London. It still exists.)
But Calvin doesn't think they should travel for Christmas this year.
With Conrad fresh from the hospital, Calvin thinks the timing is wrong.
Beth insists it would be good to get away…away from her uber-busy tennis-and golf-playing lifestyle.
Beth thinks if they don't go now, they'll never go, because Calvin will blame himself and Beth for what Conrad did for the rest of eternity.
Ruh-roh, Ralvin. That escalated quickly.
Calvin insists everything is all right, but Beth disagrees.
Back at the office, Calvin goes over some paperwork with Ray, his business partner.
Then Calvin thinks to himself that he lied to Beth at lunch.
The lie is that Calvin said everything is all right, but everything isn't all right. Calvin blames himself for Conrad's behavior.