The Following Recap: "Whips and Regret"
Claire was taken to Maniac Mansion, were “dark” Jacob (Nico Tortorella) was assigned to watch over her. He’s basically a butler that’s allowed to use violence to get her to do what Joe wants; he just can’t touch the face. It was quite shocking seeing the show’s sweetest killer with a steely expression, roughing up Claire.
All Claire wanted to do was see Joey. Before that could happen she had to get reacquainted with her husband; this included donning the new dress he gave her and meeting him for dinner.
Joe told Claire he’d make her love him again, but she said nothing was happening until she saw Joey. Eventually, Joe acquiesced. The desperate mother was reunited with her son.