Outside, they exchange an awkward greeting, although Jesse is doing a good job of at least not seeming strung out. When he asks after Brock -- as of course he would, given his much-demonstrated love for kids -- Andrea breaks into a smile and points him out in her nearby car. Brock starts to get out, no doubt ready to run straight into Jesse's arms LIKE CAN YOU BLAME HIM, but Andrea tells him to wait in the car while the grown-ups talk. Once he's closed the door, Andrea lets us know that she's been calling Jesse, and Jesse tells her he's been really busy at work, what with catching up on cooking after murders, some committed by him, threw off his schedule and all. She tells him it's fine, she's not there to make him feel guilty, but, as she pulls out an envelope that looks like it contains what I would call a "brick" of cash, she says there's one thing they need to discuss: After Tomas was killed, a couple "bangers" he used to hang with in turn dispatched, and the same night, she got that money in her mailbox. Jeez, I hope he kept watch until he saw her take it, otherwise it could just have been an awesome day for a lucky member of the Postal Service. Jesse's face does not hide anything, so Andrea goes on that she doesn't want to know what he had to do with Tomas's killers, but she would like him to tell her if anyone is going to come looking for the money. Practical girl. I like that. He assures her that no one will, and when she asks what she's supposed to do with the gift, he suggests that she use it to get her and Brock out of her neighborhood. "Or you can go out and spend it on glass and I'd have no way of stopping you. But I gotta believe you won't do that." That's not just an expression, either -- he really needs to believe that right now. After several emotions flicker across her face, Andrea puts the money back in her pocket and wordlessly heads to the car, and despite his earlier enthusiasm, Brock seems to sense that now is not the time to go running over to his friend, although he does wave to him as they drive off, which Jesse reciprocates. You guys remember that Jesse has a little brother, right? Sigh. He takes a moment to exhale, and then heads back inside.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 992 USERS: B-
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