Cue the Don Henley as Carol walks down the hall in the ER, smiling to herself. I don't like Don Henley, except for "The Boys Of Summer," but I guess I can gut it out for five minutes, and as he sings that he "had a good life," we fade to Carol rushing through O'Hare and finding that the flight to Seattle is at final boarding, and she dashes past various gates and gets her ticket ripped and runs onto the plane, and she flops into her seat and the attendant tells her to fasten her seatbelt, and her neighbor turns to the camera and says, "Hey Sars -- hope you're wearing a mouthguard," and whacks me in the face with a frying pan before telling Carol, "You almost missed it," and Carol sighs, "Yeah. I almost did," like, for the love of god, we get it, we've BEEN getting it, CONSIDER IT GOTTEN. Carol leans against the headrest and smiles to herself.
Cut to Mark and Rachel at the lakefront and Mark telling Rachel, "This was your grandfather's favorite spot." "It's beautiful," Rachel enthuses. Mark folds his umbrella and tells her he has to go to San Diego next week to bury Holling's ashes next to Ruth, and he invites Rachel to come. "Sure," she says, happy that he's including her as a fellow grown-up, "I'd like that." Don Henley shuts up for a minute so Rachel can ask her father, "You miss him, huh?" and Mark looks out onto the lake and says, "Yeah. I do." Me too. Mark goes on, "It's kinda funny," and when Rachel asks why, he confides that he and Holling "didn't like each other much for a very long time," and Rachel makes a "the hell?" face and asks, "How come?" Mark says he can't remember now, adding, "Probably mostly my fault." He says he has something for Rachel and presents her with the pearl box: "These were your grandmother's . . . do you like them?" Rachel says, "They're beautiful," and Mark puts them around her neck and fastens the clasp, and he admires his daughter: "You -- you look lovely." "Thank you," Rachel smiles. "Promise me you won't grow up too fast, okay?" Mark says, tears lurking in his voice. Rachel, a bit puzzled, nods, "Okay." They put their arms around each other's back and look out on the lake.