Mason arrives at the office to learn he's off the amendment. Molly is taking his files and tells him not to fight it, it's already been reassigned. Mason asks Molly if there is anything he can do to fix it. "Honestly?" Molly says, "No, I can't think of one." Mason sees the DeLucas coming down the hall and introduces himself. He apologizes for what happened in the interview with Sarah, "I set it up and I certainly didn't want some journalist twisting your arm the way she did." Mrs. DeLuca tells him it was quite the opposite, "In fact, she was so understanding, so open. When she told us what she herself had experienced under similar circumstances--" Mason is confused, "What?" Mr. DeLuca tells Mason that Sarah told them she lost her cousin recently in a violent death. "We knew she had some sense of how we felt, that she wasn't just another reporter who'd do anything to get a story," Mrs. DeLuca finishes.
Mason storms home and shouts for Sarah. She comes out of the kitchen, eventually. "I can't believe you!" Mason says. "Oh, God, Mason. What now?" she asks. Mason tells her that he talked to the DeLucas and that they adore her. "Well, break out the firing squad," Sarah says. Mason goes on and on about how they loved her because she can relate. At this point, Lewis comes out of the kitchen. Mason continues ranting about how she told the DeLucas she lost a cousin she was very close to. "But my cousin did die," Sarah tells him. "When?" Mason asks. "In the Gulf War," Sarah says. "That was ten years ago. And he died violently? 'Cause there were only like eight dead Americans!" Mason shouts. "He was blown off an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. Is that violent enough for you?" Sarah snaps. Mason asks her how close they were. "Close," Sarah says. Lewis then asks Sarah how close she was to the cousin so Sarah admits that they weren't that close. Sarah says that she wasn't purposefully lying to the DeLucas but that she wanted them to feel at ease with her so they could answer her questions. "Lewis, why don't you explain to your girlfriend here the legal difference between a lie and the truth," Mason says, "She apparently doesn't know it." Mason leaves the room. Sarah turns to Lewis who pats her on the shoulder and walks into the kitchen shaking his head.
Sarah lies in bed with a troubled conscience. "Lewis?" she says to Lewis' back, "Are you awake?" "I am now," Lewis mutters. "Are we still talking?" Sarah asks. Lewis turns over, "We never weren't talking," he tells her. Sarah says she's been up all night struggling with herself trying to figure out what led her to lie, "Just got caught up in the moment." "That's when the little voice inside your head tells you not to do something," Lewis explains. "I did it anyway," Sarah says, ruefully, "I feel so ashamed." "But you heard it?" Lewis asks. Sarah is confused. "The little voice, you heard it?" Lewis asks. "Of course I heard it," Sarah says. "Good," Lewis says going back to sleep. Sarah sits up, "And it's screaming at me to do something."