Lynn says she can just give the drug to her kids in Glenoak. There's no need to move to Memphis and let Russell "take over." At this point, Russell enters the room and asks if he can explain himself. As Lynn rolls her eyes, Russell says he doesn't want to take anything over. "I will think about. The new treatment plan," says Lynn, refusing to look at Russell. But she won't think about moving the girls to Memphis, and certainly not to live with Russell, the family-abandoner. Russell says he just wants a second chance, and he makes enough money to support Lynn and the girls, so Lynn wouldn't have to work. She can be there for her kids all the time, and he can be there for them sometimes! Russell says that Nurse Cornball at St. Jude's told him that the new drug "doesn't just heal sickle cell patients; it heals families." Lynn and Russell make emotional faces at each other, and RevCam, his eyes probably also brimming with tears, says that Lynn doesn't have to make her decision right now. Russell says the sooner she makes it, the better it will be for their daughters. He cares a great deal about their welfare for someone who just spent the last five years not even bothering to call. I mean, did he ever even stop to think that emotional consequences his abandonment had on his daughters wasn't doing their health any favors? I think it's been proven that happy patients get healthy faster. Tonya and Kristy probably weren't too happy when they woke up one morning to find their father gone. "Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" Russell asks. Oooh, he IS Mr. Deep Pockets! Coffee on the Promenade costs about as much as that annual sickle cell care bill. It's easy to have a lot of money when you aren't busy with things like child-rearing, though. Lynn wipes her tears and thinks about taking a LEAP OF FAITH.
Ruthie finds Vincent at school. He's wearing his only shirt, the one with the vertical stripes. He doesn't want to talk to Ruthie, and she doesn't understand. She likes Vincent, not Peter, so why is Vincent angry? Vincent says he thinks that Ruthie was just upset that Peter rejected her before she could reject him. Ruthie says that's not the case. Vincent then calls Ruthie on calling Peter after she talked to him because she just "had to know" if he had a girlfriend. "He I he " says Ruthie, sounding more and more like RevCam every day. She begs Vincent not to be mad at her. "That's the chance you took when you picked up the phone last night," says Vincent, like he can be all self-righteous after dumping Ruthie two weeks ago and then dating another girl immediately afterwards.