Late at night there is a knock at Nora's door. It's The Senator. He would have called, but they never do, and besides, Nora would have hung up on him. Nora doesn't see any point in talking, which is, well, stupid. I mean, c'mon Nora, this is your ailing daughter's newly-doting husband. Talk to him! The Senator points out that they both love Kitty and that is a good place to start the conversation. Nora grudgingly lets him in the house. They sit in the kitchen and Nora fixes cups of tea. The Senator asks Nora if she has talked to Tommy or Sarah, which I appreciate, because whatever, Tommy. But Sarah. Whatever Sarah is doing, wouldn't she come home for Kitty? Nora explains that she has left messages for both, but they haven't called back. Nora knows this isn't why The Senator stopped by in the middle of the night. He admits that it's not. He says that Kitty is mad at both of them and they deserve it. It's not about them, it's about Kitty. She needs to know that she has their support, whatever she decides. Nora gets defensive and dismissive saying she'll go to Boston if she has to. The Senator recommends telling Kitty that, because Kitty needs her mother. The Senator admits that he has been angry, and he knows Nora has been angry too. He moans that he and Kitty were just starting to work on their relationship. Nora scolds him and says she thinks it's a good time to work on rebuilding their relationship. They decide not to fight. Which is good, because it would have been extremely aggravating to have the two of them battle it out for the duration. Nora has been more obnoxiously stubborn than usual and I am glad she has come to her senses without me having to buy a new television set.
At school, Justin and Doogie meet their cadaver. His name is Douglas, he died of pancreatic cancer. Justin looks like he got slapped, but his lab partner looks downright petrified. When Justin tries to hand Doogie the scalpel, he panics and runs out of the room. Justin trails after him. He finds Doogie curled up in the fetal position rocking back and forth. Justin rolls his eyes, tells the kid he's not intimidated by him any more, and the kid better man up quick because real live patients are a hell of a lot scarier than a cadaver. Besides, Justin can do this. They are partners. Doogie is surprised that Justin isn't scared, but Justin is scared. He's scared because Douglas died of cancer and he knows that some boy genius like Doogie would cure cancer if he would just get up off the damn floor. Douglas gets up so long as Justin promises to do the cutting.