Sanctum. Brooke brings Steven a petition to not fire Dick Teachie. "Did every kid sign it?" "Yep. Even Andre." It would be pretty hypocritical of Andre not to, since he's the one who mainly forced the conversation to continue. Anyway, Steven asks Brooke if she signed it. She doesn't really answer. She asks if Teachie's going to be fired, and Steven says he doesn't know. Nobody knows anything this week.
Meanwhile, at Social Services, Ronnie is yelling at some lady, who says she "tingles with the kind of fear that only a civil servant can experience." I guess she's being sarcastic. Nevertheless, Ronnie remains insistent, even though she quickly gets lost in a circular argument about having a job to prove she can have a residence, and having a residence to prove she can hold a job, or something. Eventually, Ronnie solves the problem the way any public high school teacher would: by throwing lots of money at it. She writes a fat check to put up Natalie and her mother in a motel for two months. End of discussion. "This is your cheapest alternative. If you don't give me the chance them the chance "
Vice-Office. Harvey comes in. "I hear you went to bat for me. First, let me say thank you. And second what's the catch." Scott says that there's no catch, that he simply agreed with Harvey: "A teacher must have the right to candor, otherwise his word becomes meaningless. I also agree that you were ultimately serving Winslow with your honesty." But there's a catch to the support with no catch. You see, Amherst asked Scott's opinion on Harvey, and, "suddenly, I found myself in the same dilemma." Scott, like Harvey, chose candor. Harvey doesn't get what he means. "They asked me whether I consider your judgment to be sound. I responded for the most part that I did not I feel it's only fair I tell you this." Harvey asks if he should stop teaching. "You're being honest. I'm asking you an honest question. Please. Give me your honest answer." Scott says, "You and I have been at odds many times, Harvey. Therefore, my personal opinion shouldn't be dispositive." Harvey asks again. Scott, in the spirit of the episode, says he doesn't know. "Maybe I should teach a course in what it's like to grow old." What does that have to do with anything? The music finds this moment poignant, though.