Abby walks in on Joyce trying to dodge questions from the cops. She's irate that Abby called them. "He fractured your face," Abby says plainly. "No, no he didn't," lies Joyce for the benefit of Officer Truncheon and Detective What's All This, Then. Abby unwaveringly tips them off to Brian's usual hangouts -- the University, the apartment complex, and The Windbreaker at Fourth and Ashland. Luka listens with interest as Joyce frantically begs Abby to stop all this. "Call if he comes again," Officer Nightstick says pleasantly as the cops quit the room. "He was here?" shrieks Joyce. Abby tries to quiet her as Luka explains Joyce will be safer if they put her in a shelter. "What if you have a kid with him?" levels Abby. "This is what you want for your children -- you want him to beat them?" Joyce whines that Brian wouldn't dare. "Wake up, Joyce!" blurts Abby, exasperated. "This is it. This is your chance to get away." Joyce cocks her head, appearing to listen as Abby continues that the good times mean little if the bad times involve broken bones and bloody noses. "If you go back now, you're telling him it is okay to do this to you, and it is not okay," Abby finishes. Luka appreciates this in an extremely good-looking way. "It's not okay!" Abby repeats, gently this time, as Joyce succumbs to her logic.
Episode Report CardHeathen: B+ | 602 USERS: B-
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