As Luka leaves, Sam chases him outside and runs up to him awkwardly. She pauses, and then says, "Uh, you know what you said earlier? Over in the steps?" He nods. "Me too," she admits, staring at the ground. Luka smiles. This seems very in character for Sam -- she has stated that she has trouble trusting people, so I buy that she has trouble knowing how to say gracefully to somebody that she loves him. I think it's obvious she's scared but delighted, and is doing the best she can. "So, come on by later, and I'll make you some eggs," she beams at him. Then, as they turn to part company, she whirls back around and runs up to him and throws herself into his arms; they spin and kiss, and it's pretty cute. That will always be, in my mind, a very romantic thing to do -- throwing yourself into his arms, and having him sweep you up and kiss you. Mmm.
Norah Jones chooses this moment to pipe up and sing, which means somebody is at an emotional crossroads. Carter takes one last look at Kyle's records, meets the kid's eye as he leaves, swaps a repellently knowing nod with the kid, and then picks up his cell. He dials. "Kem," he says to her machine. "I know you're sleeping, but I just wanted to hear your voice."
Tesoro sleeps with her head on Neela's shoulder as they ride the train to L.A. Poor Neela is stuck there with nothing to read and no control of the left side of her body, so she just stares out the window and hopes that the answer to her life will appear. I just hope she's prepared for some misdirection, because she'll probably see a lot of cows and corn, and I don't want her to think they are the answer.
Abby wordlessly joins Haleh in Trauma Yellow as they wrap up the corpse of the gay-bashed kid. "You know, Haleh," Abby says, clearing her throat, "if there's ever anything you think I'm doing wrong..." Haleh steps in, "You did everything you could, Abby. It was a good code." And just like that, they're fine. I guess Abby's having a crisis of confidence was good enough revenge for Haleh to forget their little altercation? Who knows. Abby lets the relief of this wash over her for a second, but her eyes betray that she's still upset that she couldn't save the boy. Maura Tierney is so, so good at letting ten different feelings cross her face -- even just her eyes -- at one time.