We open at the doctor's office. The oncologist from last week shows Rose her tumor on a scan, and points out the mass that is "encroaching on [her] spinal cord," and notes it as the reason she's been having those back pains. Great. Rose looks absolutely terrified. Patch asks some doctorly questions about surgical resection. The doctor suggests a course of chemo first, before they go ahead with surgery. Rose, who is still clearly in shock, asks if it's definitely cancer. Oh, man. The doctor tells Rose that it is; the mass showed an osteosarcoma, grade 2B. Now it's Patch's turn to look terrified, as the doctor explains to Rose that "2B" means abnormal cells that have already started to spread into the surrounding tissue. Rose asks when she can have surgery. The doctor repeats that chemo comes first, then surgery. She suggests that they start the next day. Rose says, "Tomorrow? But I have a lunch, and two board meetings, and I told Amy that I would take her dress shopping." Patch gently tells Rose that they can reschedule all that. Rose says she didn't expect this. Patch, on the verge of tears, says he knows. Rose tells Patch she's scared, and we pan down to their tightly clutched hands. Credits. Aaaand, tears.
Everwood proper. Bright and Ephram are just leaving a place I can't quite identify. Bright tells Ephram he needs to see if he can crash at "Clooney's place" on his trip through Europe, and also suggests hitting Amsterdam for a visit to the Green Light District. Ephram corrects, "Red light." Bright says that makes no sense. "Green. Means 'go.'" Hee. Ephram whines that he still doesn't know how he's going to pay for his big European vacation. Bright wants to know why he doesn't just ask his dad, already. "I'm sure he'd buy you your own European country right now if you would just talk to him for five minutes." Ephram says he is just not going to do that; he was, however, thinking of inviting someone to go with him so they could share expenses. Bright says he'd love to, but he's already kind of got his summer planned out. This includes taking an online class -- which would "be a lot cooler if you had a robot teacher instead of a real one" -- and maybe some classes at ECC. Ephram is surprised at this new and improved Bright. Bright says it's not that big of a deal. Ephram says it's big enough to pass up a trip to Europe. Bright starts second-guessing himself, but Ephram says if he's finally getting his shit together, he shouldn't blow it now. Bright's like, "Isn't it weird how I'm the responsible one now, and you're all messed up and lost?" Ephram says he's not quite ready to accept the irony just yet, thanks. Bright says not to worry, he's sure he'll do something much stupider than knocking up his girlfriend and throwing away his future. He adds, "Is it too soon for jokes?" Dear Bright: It is never too soon for jokes about Ephram. Hey, remember when I used to love Ephram? Not anymore. CALL ME.