Outside in the ambulance bay, "Dr." Dave Malucci and Luka amble toward a rig. "Like, a bishop bishop?" Dr. Dave is asking, and the female paramedic at the rig -- I don't think we've seen her before, or if we have I don't recognize her -- says she thinks he may have confirmed her. I get a flash to my own Confirmation picture, beaming beside Arch-Bishop Halpin in a ruffly white blouse, a teal and green plaid full taffeta skirt, and a neo-mullet. It was 1986. As Sars says, mistakes were made. The paramedic opens the doors, and says that she started a line and gave the bishop morphine. We see that it's the stuntcast James "Farmer Hoggett" Cromwell on the bed, in full vestments and with a rather becoming beard. Too bad he and Anthony Edwards don't have any scenes together in which to rekindle all our happy memories of Revenge of the Nerds. Oh, wait. It totally isn't too bad, at all. Luka asks Bishop Cromwell whether he was able to get up after his fall, and a priest that evidently accompanied him in the ambulance says that Bishop Cromwell tried, but that "several of us had to help him." "I can speak for myself," snaps Bishop Cromwell, though gently. Dr. Dave tells Luka Bishop Cromwell's pulse, adding, "I think you're supposed to call him 'Your Excellency.'" Bishop Cromwell twinkles that "'Bishop' is fine." They carefully guide the gurney toward the doors.
At Finch's house, Benton is on the phone lining up a new rear window for his car when Braids, in a robe and slippers, wanders in, sits on a bench, and crows, "That shower felt good!" Benton silently walks into the living room, where she is, and goes for his notebook computer, which is open on the coffee table. Braids flops onto the couch and tells him not to worry about the window -- that she'll pay for it. "With what?" growls Benton. Braids insincerely offers, "I don't know! Something!" Benton snaps his computer closed and mutters, "You know what, Kynesha? You need to learn how to start respecting people." Okay, Braids is now lolling on the couch with a red throw pillow...between her knees. "I respect you," she coos. Benton goes on, "I called the halfway house. They said you started a fight, and then took off." Braids whines that she hates the halfway house, and that "the lady who runs it is a bitch!" Benton firmly tells her, "Yeah, well, that's where you live now, so you'd better try to make it work." Throwing her legs wide apart -- just saying -- to get up, she moves toward him and pouts, "I'd rather live with you!" Without meeting her eye, Benton reminds her that they've "been over this," and that she can't stay at Finch's indefinitely. Braids wheedles, "I could if you had your own place! Be a lot easier!" I think this is some exposition we never had before. Was he living with Jackie before he moved in with Finch? I thought he had his own place for a while -- the one where he listened to Miles Davis with Reese on the couch when he first found out Reese might be deaf. Or did he give up that place when he took Carla to court, to make his home situation seem more stable? Oh, it's all so long ago. Anyway, Braids reaches out and tentatively puts her hand on Benton's shoulder; the actress is either so young that she doesn't really know what she's doing, or is acting like Braids is so young that she doesn't really know what she's doing, because it's an awkward gesture. Benton angrily glances up and smacks her arm away, demanding to know what she's doing. Braids Lolitas, "Depends. What you want me to do?" Benton looks at a point on the wall above Braids's head and cautions, "Kynesha, you better --" "Where she at? At work?" Braids asks. "Hey," he snaps. They lock eyes. His gaze fixes her in place, and he moves toward the door, to leave. Behind him, Braids calls, "It's all good. I'm too tired now, anyway." She turns on the TV and settles onto the couch, still in her robe. Benton books.