Anyway, Dr. Barr asks what it was that Bree was hoping would come of her stay here in the booby hatch, and Bree sulks that she was hoping for a huge pile of meds. But Dr. Barr doesn't think Bree needs pills. Holding up her file, he says, "It says here [that] your husband died, you had a boyfriend who killed himself, and you suffer from alcoholism." Well, when you put it that way! Bree smiles at him defiantly, but says nothing. He asks about her kids, and she lies that "Andrew is backpacking through Europe" while "Danielle is away at cheerleading camp." Dr. Barr, sensing there's more to the story than just backpacking and cheerleading, probes deeper. What is the nature of Bree's relationship with her kids? Do they communicate? Are they close? Bree sits there, looking stung; then she demands again that he gives her some "serious drugs." Poor Bree. Dr. Barr refuses on the drug front, but he does volunteer to make it easier for Bree to concentrate on her "problems" by confiscating all her personal items. Bree is enraged. She reminds him that she "committed [herself] voluntarily," and he says something ominous about how when Bree "signed those papers, [he] became responsible for [Bree's] well-being." Bree trots out her brag that she's not at all like Dr. Barr's "other patients." Dr. Barr, not even looking up from the paperwork on his desk: "Oh, sure you are. You just don't know it yet." Hm, maybe "Dr. Barr" isn't exactly the very best person for a recovering alcoholic to be seeing?
Down at the police station, two plainclothes cops enter the holding cell where Betty's sitting and tell her that Caleb has confessed to Melanie's murder. Betty points out that Caleb has "the mind of a child...he'd confess to sinking the Titanic." They hand her the letter she sent back when the news reported that a man had been arrested in the Foster case; they think she wrote it. But Betty isn't admitting to anything. Next, they hand her a crime-scene photo of Melanie's body, and tell her that they've recovered some DNA from the jacket the murderer used to cover the body. They ask her if she, by any chance, recognizes the jacket, and her head starts to bob convulsively. Yes, she's seen the jacket, but it's not Caleb's, it's Matthew's!
Cut to Matthew, in some motel room, standing and staring down at Danielle, who's fast asleep on the bed.
Cut (back) to the night of Melanie Foster's murder. Melanie is lying unconscious on the ground when Matthew arrives. I guess he was hoping for a sweet "goodbye" session down at the lumberyard after all! Melanie coughs, and a rivulet of blood runs down her cheek. She isn't in the best shape, but she is alive. ALIVE! Melanie tells Matthew all about what Caleb did, and Matthew gently tells her that Caleb has "never been violent," and clearly didn't mean to hurt her. Matthew offers to take her home, and they slowly start to walk like they're going to leave, but then Melanie makes a fatal mistake: "This has been pretty traumatic for me. I think you should come over for the next few days so we can talk it out." Matthew reminds Melanie that they broke up. Well, maybe Melanie doesn't want to go home; maybe she wants to go to the police instead, maybe tell them what Caleb did to her? Oh, Melanie. She and Matthew scuffle, she threatens to send Caleb to "jail for the next ten years," and then she slaps him. Wow, Melanie has some balls. Some stupid, stupid balls. Melanie turns to leave, and Matthew pauses as his rage swells. Then he picks up a board and beats Melanie's brains in, screaming "YOU LEAVE! MY FAMILY! ALONE!" Whoops. And while it's true that he was provoked (Melanie = awful), I can't help thinking that the Applewrong boys were very poorly wired, considering that they were both so capable of being provoked to the point of beating a small girl with a big stick. Is it something Daddy did? Betty? Or are they both just lemons? In any case, Melanie is dead. Matthew kind of comes to his senses and gives a guilty survey of the dark lumberyard; then he takes off his jacket and drapes it over her. Huh? I guess covering the body is a common human instinct, and yet...has Matthew never seen C.S.I.? Really? Because leaving a coat behind at the scene of a crime, it's like he's begging to get arrested. I wonder how Chicago ever had any other suspects, what with Matthew's previous relationship with the victim, plus Matthew's coat found at the murder scene, plus Matthew and his entire family leaving town the night of the murder. Also, wasn't Melanie supposed to have been killed with an axe? La, la, la, la, la!