The Walkers settle Kevin into his room. Nora brings in his suitcase and Sarah has a crate of plants in a box that had an "Ojai Food" sticker taped on it by the props department. As Nora unpacks, Scotty snaps at her for bringing the wrong pajamas (ah yes, the big problem with gay marriage: look-a-like wardrobes), but Kevin swears he loves Scotty's pajamas. I guess everyone is edgy. Sarah orders Chinese with extra shrimp since Kevin is allergic but can't eat before the surgery. The Walkers all talk and laugh and fill the air with distractions from Kevin's surgery. No one notices Tommy acting all "other ish" and lurking outside and eavesdropping on his own family. When Nora and Scotty start telling Kevin how brave he is, Tommy steps into the room. Everyone tries to include him, but Tommy is not interested. Instead he skewers Nora for getting what she wants and finally having the whole family together. Nora's face falls and she looks aghast. Sarah defends Nora, but Tommy doesn't care. This is not a Walker family get together and they need to stop acting like it's a party. Everyone protests and points out the lack of balloons and clowns and pony rides, but Tommy walks out leaving them to their party. What's up Tommy? I know your daughter is extremely ill, but your brother is stepping in to save her. I know you wish it was you, but is now a really good time to start exorcising your inner demons. Also? Santa is watching.
Tommy goes to join the missing Julia in Elizabeth's hospital room. Julia is leaning over the hospital bed and stroking Elizabeth's hair. Tommy really looks like ass, but Julia looks fine. Kind of glowy, actually. Tommy collapses on a chair and stares at his daughter. He hopes this surgery works and Julia knows it has to. As Tommy breaks down in tears, Julia comes over to comfort him. I don't think I ever realized Balthazar Getty was such a good actor. He's usually so wooden and stone-faced, but he made me tear up and I'm kind of bitchy. Oh god, am I in liver failure?
Kevin wakes up in the middle of the night and starts signing the stack of papers the hospital has left for him. As if the hospital would give you a gown, let alone a bed and a private room before you sign papers. What is this Denmark? In this country we do payment up front, writers. It's in the Constitution. I'll hold on while you go check. Scotty was sleeping on the uncomfortable fold out couch next to Kevin, but when Kevin starts signing he gets up, too. Kevin is being cavalier about it all and Scotty can't handle it. When Kevin starts joking about ending up on life support and Nora never being willing to pull the plug on him, Scotty begs him to stop. He is scared. Kevin admits that he is too. Kevin assures him that it's going to be okay. They fall asleep in each others' arms on the tiny little hospital bed. Damn you Proposition 8 how can you rob people of the ability to snuggle with their loved ones before surgeries?