The next day, Jack tells Trevor he's got three good reasons to stay and isn't going to Seattle. But he takes way more time than is prudent gathering materials to bring to Career Day. He sort of seems to be setting himself up to miss it -- setting himself up for failure. Trevor keeps trying to get him moving, but Jack's head is too far up his own ass to see anything but his colon. Once they're finally on the move, their train gets stuck. Jack tries to call (Sarah, I guess) but his cell phone can't get a signal underground. They arrive at the school long after it's out. Later, at Jack's place, Jack tells Trevor he's called Sarah ten times, and that "she's made the decision not to answer." Trevor tells him to try again, so he does, and they hear a phone ringing outside Jack's door. It's Sarah. She's been standing outside for a long time, trying to figure out whether or not she should knock. Trevor leaves so they can get to the making up. Jack apologizes for missing Career Day, but Sarah's not impressed, since he talks "for a living" -- which was a great line. She and her boys need a man who shows up. Jack admits that at first, he didn't know how to deal with the fact that she wasn't a rock and roll nomad like him, but now he can't wait for pizza night and yeah he's fallen in love with her. She totally got taken in by the talk. Her boys are at karate and then going to a friend's house for a sleepover, so they kiss and make up and Sarah stays at Jack's for a sleepover, too. Looks like Ben was right. Mommy doesn't always come home. I wonder if he's locking himself in the friend's bathroom and peeing his pants, just on instinct.
After the lovin', Sarah lounges in Jack's bed. He's out of the room when the call from Clifford comes in on his machine. In his message, Clifford tries to tempt Jack into taking the offer and Sarah hears every word. Pixie dust.
Tres Equis: Jack is there putting a load on. "Sweet Jane" broke up with him. After the commercial, Jack explains Sarah believes there are only two possibly endings to their romance, both tragic: either he'll eventually leave or, or he'll stick around and resent her. She wouldn't listen when he tried to convince her that life with her and the boys is all he wants. Trevor tries to encourage Jack, but when Jack's too drunk and negative (and possibly looking for an out), Trevor gets tough with him. "If you're ready to quit that easily, maybe Sarah was right to cut you loose, before you broke her heart." He grabs his coat and leaves Jack stewing in his own juice and Felix's hooch.