Treat, trying to do just that, is standing on a rooftop, looking over the park as Ephram comes to join him. Treat says he realized they lived in that building for fifteen years, and he never brought Ephram up to look at the view. Ephram: "Wow. You're making up for a lot this weekend." Eek. Something like that.
Ephram is getting ready to go meet Madison downtown, but first he wants to talk to Treat about his audition. "I was thinking," he starts, "if they do make a mistake and decide to take me, I get to live here again. And, yeah, maybe, you know..." Treat: "What?" Ephram: "Maybe you and Delia would want to come too, and move back here with me." Aw, man. Ephram lists all the pros for such a decision: Treat's dating options would improve, he could go back to surgery or open another clinic, "and also, Delia's going to be twelve soon -- good luck finding a bat mitzvah tutor in Everwood." Treat's starting to mist up, and so am I, as Ephram says that even though he thought his dad was insane to drag them to Everwood to find a way to become a family, somehow, it worked. "Everything you took us there to find, we got. It was the right thing to do." He goes on to say that they've missed too much already, and they should keep their family together. Treat is about to break down, man. He hugs his son, thanking him. Ephram tells him not to get sentimental, and Treat explains by saying, "I never thought we'd get here." He tells Ephram that if he feels the same way when the time comes, he'll be right there with him in New York.
For a split second, Treat's happy, like he can see the future laid out all perfectly before him. Of course, when Ephram reminds him, "I've got to go meet Madison," he realizes Fate may not have much more family harmony in store for him after all, and says, "I know."
Irv voices over the last lines of his newly written book, saying he thinks of the doctor in the mountain town, helping so many others despite his grief, looking ahead to new memories and new mistakes. "I think of him, and remember there's always a reason to try again. I think of him, and I can hope to hope."
And on that note, we fade out to hiatus on Treat, looking not so very hopeful at all.