Down in the foyer, Raige has apparently taken Phoebe's advice, for when we join the conversation between her and Darling Henry, he's protesting that he's never run from a fight in his life. "I deal with violent, dangerous criminals every day," he reminds her. "Those violent, dangerous criminals," she counters, "do not throw [Flaming Balls Of Death] at you." "No, but they do shoot guns at me, you dimwit," he snaps back. Or not, because he truly is Darling and would never insult her to her face, but still: Shut up, Raige. No, Darling Henry actually wonders, "What about Piper's kids? They're here all the time." "They have powers to defend themselves," Raige replies. "They do?" Darling Henry eyebrows, apparently as surprised to learn of Tiny Gay Chris's never-seen powers as the audience is. Raige confirms this startling bit of information before insisting once more that Darling Henry flee the Manor, promising to call him once the threat's passed. "Hold it," he interrupts, laying it on the line, "if I run away every time a demon attacks, I'm gonna be running away all the time, right?" Raige reluctantly allows the point and agrees to his continued presence in the Manor, then smiles a bit as she moves in for a smooch.
Just then, though, Piper comes staggering in from the porch behind them with her groceries and her sociopath, who immediately hurtles past her legs through the front hall, nearly sending her into a carotid-shredding plunge through the front door's glass panes. Darling Henry relieves her of the bags so she and Raige can catch each other up on recent events, which they do during the mini-processing summit that follows. Piper's predictably displeased to learn of Chrissssty's dire warnings regarding Them and Their Imminent Arrival, and Raige is predictably perplexed when Piper reveals that she quite literally ran into Hilton Cooties, because Raige doesn't remember him, either. Well, not initially, at least. After a bit of prompting from Piper, she leers, "Ahhh! The hot Greg. Are you gonna go out with him?" Piper instantly brains her insensitive bastard of a half-sister with a handy crystal candy dish for suggesting Piper cheat on her icy Doltsicle of a husband. Or maybe she just growls, "Don't be ridiculous," as she scuttles out of the frame. I think I prefer my version of the scene's end, however. Go figure.