When we get back, Treat is driving Delia out into the country somewhere, presumably for her birthday present. But first, Treat wants to have a heart-to-heart, something he's so good at and something that we won't see again FOREVER. He says he knows it's been a pretty rough year -- she didn't talk to him for a month, and when she did, it was loud. Delia says she's sorry for getting all caught up in that popular crowd stuff, and she won't be mean to him anymore. Treat: "Sure you will. You're almost a teenager now, and it's going to get worse before it gets better. You're growing up. Sometimes I wish I could just freeze time and keep you as that little girl in the baseball hat, but I know I can't. I also know it's going to be a lot more arguments, and a lot more tears, and I'm sure you'll hate me again before you finish high school...but I want you to understand that I'm really okay with that." Delia gets this look on her face, then asks her dad if he's leaving her there in the woods. Heeeee. And that's why I love this show. Treat says he knows it's not going to be as easy between them as it was when she was little. "But whatever happens, just know that when you need me I'll always be here. Because when you think that I'm not listening, I am. And when you think I've forgotten, I haven't." Tears. Kleenex. Shut up. He turns off, and announces that they're here. And of course you know what's coming. Delia sees the sign that says "Ranch and Stables," then screeches, "NO WAY!" Treat just grins as they drive up. When they get out of the car, he takes Delia by the shoulders and says, "I made you a promise when we moved here. Well, it was more of a bribe. You weren't ready four years ago, but I think you're ready now." Delia turns, and a grizzled old ranch hand is standing there with a sweet old horse. He tells Delia that her name is Sugar, and says she should introduce herself. Delia does, and Treat says he got her riding lessons, but she'll have to help brush her and clean her stall. Delia: "I will, I'll do all that! I love her. Thank you, Dad, thank you so much!" She hugs Treat, and Treat tells Delia happy birthday, and I have to fix a drink and I'm going to name it Sugar.
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