really is a nasty bit of work. He has taken the unsupported word of the sister-in-law he knows to be a poisonous individual that his mother (whom he knows from his own experience to be generous to a fault and extremely reluctant to judge anybody more harshly than she has to) deserves to be excoriated and forced into contrition for something, and he is proceeding to try his best to prevent his wife from being civil to his mother while whinging about the awfulness of said mother to people who have nothing whatever to do with the matter.

Give back the thousands Jill used to pay off your debts before you leap onto Ruth’s bandwagon, Kenton you horrid little git.