Later, we revisit the first scene, but what we didn't see before is a letter for Nick, presumably from his dad, although I'm a little wary of concluding that, since the handwriting on the envelope looks like the cursive of a fourth-grade girl. But it is from Dutch (real name "Devlin," by the way), and it reads thusly: "Dear Nick, If you're reading this letter I must be dead, because I know I'll never have the courage to send it while I'm alive. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you, son, while you were growing up. I'm sorry I got so busy with the Darlings." I feel weird about getting such an easy setup from a dead guy. There are a couple words crossed out and replaced on the letter, which seems odd. I mean, I can't imagine production doing that for no reason, so maybe it's significant. Eh, probably not.
So Juliet is apparently leaving home; Tripp is begging her not to go, which sickens Letitia to the point where she goes back inside. Tripp comes down to the curb, and Juliet earnestly tells him that if she doesn't make her life hers, there's no point to living. Interesting sentiment from someone who just swallowed enough pills to kill most land animals. Tripp smiles and tells her to go for it, and they hug. Those train tracks better be pretty transparent, Tripp. Juliet then has little success in calling for a cab, but that could be because the driver didn't want to get a hernia picking up her eighty-seven bags.