Judy read a re-write of a previous scene, in which Marshall begs Kate to save his mother. Ray Ban, who kidnapped the girls, will look for her and kill her in retailiation for the girls being rescued. Susan/Victoria/Eleanor has become just Ma, and we got the clearest look we’ve ever had of her: a tall woman with steel gray hair, in her 70s, but throws around her luggage like she’s a strong, young man.
We talked about the question of why Ma would want to run from Kate, knowing Ray Ban will be coming for her, and agreed it’s very much in her character to believe she can take care of herself.
Likewise, Marshall remains arrogant and combative, even in handcuffs. For someone else, this wouldn’t work, but it fits well with who Marshall has been throughout the story.