Justin's phone rings in the middle of the night; it's Joe, asking Justin to hear him out. Justin doesn't say no, so Joe says again that kissing Rebecca was a mistake, one he swears won't happen again, but that weekend reminded him and Sarah how much they love each other. Justin frowns, conflicted, as Joe says that he can't lose Sarah; the shot cuts to Joe, with his fantastic fat-cuffed watch in the foreground, as he says that if Justin wants Sarah to know, he'll have to tell her himself, and that watch is really cool. Is that Fossil? Sarah calls for Joe from upstairs, saying Cooper wants Joe to read Where The Wild Things Are -- "with the scary voices." Aw, dads. My dad didn't do voices, so much, but he gave the "co-HO"s in The Trumpeter Swan his all, which coming from a man with a deeper voice than Sam Elliott is pretty crazy. (Hi Dad!) Joe's like, roger that, and Justin thinks for a second, then says, "Look, don't worry, I won't say anything to her." Joe thanks him, hangs up, and heaves a sigh.
You aren't off the hook yet, Oily Ray Vaughan. Sarah arrives at the office the next morning to find Holly waiting for, which she characterizes as an "unpleasant surprise." "We need to talk," Holly says haughtily. Sarah closes the door and comments acerbically that she thought the whole point of Holly and Tommy going into the wine business was to obviate the need for Sarah to talk to Holly ever again; Holly tells her it's about Rebecca. Sarah asks if Rebecca's okay. "No, she's not. She's upset and confused, not to mention mortified." Sarah is puzzled, but Holly forges ahead: "You do know that your husband made a pass at her." Sarah blinks, then tells Holly that not even she can ruin Sarah's mood today, although the simmering rage in Sarah's voice gives the lie to that. Holly is clearly enjoying herself as she asks rhetorically if Joe didn't tell Sarah that he kissed Rebecca: "Because believe me, he did." Sarah: "I make it a policy never to believe a word that comes out of your mouth." Then ask Joe, Holly says, but Sarah isn't going to dignify Holly's "ridiculous accusation" by doing any such thing, so Holly tries the "she's 20 years old, he abused her trust" angle, which... she's 20, not 12. We already know she's gotten involved with an older guy (although she could have made that up to try to lure Joe or put him at ease; I doubt it but who knows). She's arrested somewhat emotionally, maybe, but a babe in the woods she ain't. Sarah chalks this up to Holly not liking the fact that Rebecca's spending time with the Walkers, so in an attempt to put paid to it, she's trying to ruin Sarah's marriage, "but you know what, it's not gonna work." Holly grins mirthlessly before coming back with, "It will from what I've heard, your marriage is already in shambles," and again, she's relishing putting the screws to Sarah. Sarah for her part is starting to realize that this is not necessarily the garden-variety Holly mind-fuck she'd initially dismissed it as, and she squirms as Holly goes on that she doesn't care about Sarah's marriage, she cares about Rebecca, and when Sarah was at work and the kids were at school, Joe "'generously' offered to teach [Rebecca] the guitar," at which time Sarah makes the mistake of meeting Holly's eye. The shark knows blood in the water: "Oh, whoa, did I... hit a nerve?" Sarah can't answer. "Is that scenario familiar?" Sarah tips her hand by telling Holly to get out. Holly leans forward and theorizes that "this isn't the first time 'music' lessons --" "I said get out," Sarah says. Holly kicks her for the extra point: "Keep your washed-up husband away from my little girl." She walks out and slams the door. Sarah watches her go with a stare of dull hatred.
Robert's press conference. He talks about the loss suffered by the campaign and by the victims' families, and offers a neat, rounded speech which includes the very references to hope that Robert had wanted Steve to cut -- and Robert says as much after he quotes Steve, and apologizes to Steve as well. Throughout the speech, we cut from Robert to shots of Kitty, brooding and not really listening. Robert comes off as somewhat canned here, which is probably deliberate on Rob Lowe's part and as such is a neat acting choice. Robert excuses himself; cut to Kitty, in tears.