Late night at Abbott House. Patch finds Bright in the kitchen, and they commiserate about their inability to sleep. Bright says he heard about Kyle, and asks if it was brutal. Patch says yes, pretty much. Bright asks Patch if he had to put his hands right in Kyle's stomach. Patch says that's generally the idea. Bright: "Damn. That's cool." Hee. Patch tells Bright it's not a horror film, and Kyle could die. Bright says that's not what he meant, but doesn't explain further. He says he still doesn't get it: what are the odds of Kyle shooting himself in the stomach, unless he was holding his gun in a weird way. Patch looks at Bright with interest. "What are you saying?" Bright says if your gun goes off, maybe you shoot yourself in the foot, but not in the stomach. "Hmmm," thinks Patch. Bright tells his dad he can have the kitchen back, and mentions that he signed up to rent an apartment today. He figures he can be moved out within the next month. Patch says that sounds fine.
New York. Treat is walking around the city, talking on the phone. He's talking to Hey! Nonny Nonny, and says he hasn't heard from Ephram, but he has a lot of friends in the city, so he's probably staying with one of them. "His audition is at four. I'll meet him there, and call you and Jacob after." Uh oh.
Everwood. Rose has brought Amy to the bank, and is rifling through a safe deposit box. Amy asks what's in there. Rose pulls out an envelope and hands it to Amy. Amy looks inside. "A ticket to Rome?" Rose explains that it wasn't just a ticket, it was a one-way ticket, and asks Amy if she ever told her what she wanted her major to be. Amy doesn't know. Rose says she wanted to major in art history, and used to pore over old books trying to imagine what the classics actually looked like. She tells Amy that, the day after her high school graduation, she found herself at a crossroads of sorts: she could stay home and wait for Patch to propose, or she could go to Italy, and return only after having mastered the language, or worked at a famous art gallery, or both. Aw, Rose! Amy: "I'd be all about the gelato." Rose says her, too; needless to say, Italy won, so she packed her bags. The morning she was supposed to leave, she opened the door, and there was Patch on the front porch. "On bended knee, no less." Rose says she was young and romantic, and changing plans at the drop of a hat seemed exciting in its own way, so she stayed. Amy's all, "So Dad knew you were leaving and didn't want to lose you? Good for him." Rose says Patch never even knew she was going. Amy says they must have been destined to be together, then. Rose says that is exactly wrong. "I made a decision on that day. I could have made the other one, but I didn't, so here I am." She tells Amy that she's been listening to her talk about her life as though it's something that's happening to her, but that's not the case. "It's the choices we make that fill in the details of our plan, not the other way around. You understand?" Amy asks her mom if she's saying that she shouldn't break up with Ephram retroactively just to appease the fates. Rose: "I'll smack you silly if you do." Yay! Amy asks Rose if she ever wonders what would have happened if she'd chosen Rome instead. Rose: "I kept the ticket, didn't I?"