Ed sits in the bar, drinking. Carol the Narc walks in and sits next to him. Ed tells her that the Youth Bandits reunion tour is cancelled, and that Carol was right, but he's sad. Carol says that every seventeen-year-old kid wants to grow up to be a rock star, but most of them wise up and grow out of it. Ed wonders why we refer to it as "wising up," and act condescending toward our younger selves. Because we were goofy? Have you read Wing's Bad Teen Novel? ["Seriously." -- Wing Chun] Anyway, Ed thinks that our younger selves were full of passion, and we should be in awe. But we're not, and that's tragic. Carol asks Ed what he wanted to be at seventeen. Ed wanted to be a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Carol asks why he didn't do that. Ed says that he wasn't good enough. Carol points out that Ed was smart enough to realize that, so he went to college, and then law school. Carol concludes that the seventeen-year-old Ed had to sacrifice a few dreams so that the thirty-two-year-old Ed could have "a really good life." Carol says that Larry did the same thing, but the tragedy is that he died at thirty-two. Ed isn't sure, and thinks that part of Larry died at seventeen. The sad oboe plays a single note to take us to the commercial break.
In the classroom, Molly passes out tests and tells her students to begin. Phil puts his arm around his test to prevent copying, and starts writing.
Ed and Mike go to the Parker house and meet Larry's widow, Rita. They express their condolences. She thanks them. They give her the old pictures. She looks at them and says that some of Larry's friends are going to speak at the funeral, and that they can, too, if they want to. Ed says that he hadn't spoken to Larry in a long time. Rita understands and excuses herself to get them drinks.
Warren and Jessica walk together outside the school. Warren has his arm around her. Warren says, apropos of nothing, "Is it just me, or is Ron Howard incapable of making a bad film?" Hello? Far and Away? Jessica interrupts to say that she's really enjoyed getting to know Warren, and that he's really special. Uh oh. She doesn't want to lead him on. Warren senses what's coming. Jessica says that she needs some time alone. Warren says, "A...lone. As in sans Warren Cheswick." Jessica confirms it. Warren posits that this has something to do with her womanly cycle. Warren is really not ready to interact with the opposite sex. Or anyone, for that matter. Jessica explains that when she's with someone, she becomes all about that person, and she needs to get to know herself. Warren protests that she does know herself. Jessica argues that she doesn't. Warren yells, "You do! You know yourself so well." Jessica tells him to stop. Warren collects himself and asks how long this is going to take. Upset, Jessica says that she doesn't know. Warren says that when it's over, they'll get back together. Jessica can't promise that. Warren can't believe this is it. Jessica asks if he forgives her. Don't do it, Warren! Warren says he will forgive her under one condition: she has to let him make love to her. Jessica starts to walk away. Warren begs that it will only take fifteen minutes, or ten minutes, tops. Jessica continues to walk away. Warren crouches down, a broken man.