Back at the Abbott House, Patch finds Amy in her room and lies that he couldn't find out anything about where Madison might be. Amy answers with, "What is your problem?" Patch is like, "Excuse me?" Amy tells him that everything he said to Hannah today was completely wrong, and asks him if he has any idea how long it's taken Hannah to reach a decision about taking this test. Patch says he's simply encouraging Hannah to take her time, because once she makes this decision, there's no turning back. And, he adds, it's not something anyone should push her into. Amy says she is SO not pushing Hannah into this. Oh, Amy, we love it when you are the least self-aware person in the history of the world. It looks super-good on you. Amy goes on to say that Hannah made this decision all by herself, and she would never to anything to hurt her. Patch says he knows that, but wonders if it might be better for Hannah to let her family get past her father's death before she does this. Amy answers for Hannah that she doesn't want to wait, because her life is happening now. Patch says sometimes it's better not to know, and asks her if she would have wanted to know what was going to happen to Colin. Amy tells her dad not to use Colin as a way to…whatever. Patch says he's not trying to do that. Amy hurts us all by telling Patch to leave Hannah alone; she doesn't want him as a father figure. Of course she does, silly Amy -- everyone wants Patch Abbott as a father figure. I mean, besides the ones who want him to be their daddy, which is something completely different.
Sexual Misconduct Meeting. A moderator explains that no one is saying anyone's guilty yet; they're simply trying to figure out what happened here. Bright, who has decided to play this as nothing more than a giant asshole, sits next to Rose and tells everyone that nothing happened here, and adds, "It's…this is trash." Damn. The moderator repeats that they're just exploring the charges, and turns to Jillian, asking her if she's claiming that Bright created an uncomfortable work environment for her, which included sending emails during work hours that were "sexual in nature." Bright does the equivalent of the "bullshit!" sneeze, which prompts Rose to shush him. Jillian confirms that, yes, Bright was doing these things. She hands the lady a stack of emails, supposedly all "sexual in nature." I can't believe this girl didn't know that anything having to do with Bright Abbott would be "sexual in nature," but whatever. She's old enough to be perhaps suffering from dementia. Bright's supervisor, the one Hannah tricked last week with Mr. Jingles, looks at the stack of emails and is like, "You wrote all these during work hours?" Bright says mostly during his lunch break. Supervisor: "At 3:07 PM?" Bright: "And cake time." Hee. Cake time should be a required part of everyone's work day.
Bright says he's sorry, but he just thought this was normal office flirting. Jillian says, "Oh, please. This is what you did at your last job, which is why you got fired." Rose, who hasn't heard this beautiful story, is all, "Wha?" The moderator tells Rose that, when they checked with Bright's previous employer to determine patterns of behavior, they learned he was terminated because he was "caught half-naked with a co-worker in a broom closet." Here, Bright nods and smiles to himself in fond remembrance. Rose is mortified, horrified, stupefied. She growls at her son, "You never told me that." Bright tells Rose that there were a lot of other reasons he was let go, and besides, that was different -- he wasn't dating her, and the rules at a restaurant are completely different. Jillian pipes up, "But you didn't bother to follow the rules here, either." Shut up, Jillian. I can understand that you are upset, and why, but bringing charges against someone for what appears to just be an unceremonious dumping is, as my daughter would say, nutso in the klutzo. Bright looks unapologetic, which breaks my heart, and Rose sees this. The moderator says she thinks the thing to do now is to transfer Bright to another department, and she hopes this won't happen again. Rose stands up and walks out, but before she does, she turns to give Bright one of those disappointed looks that only a mother can give. Bright shrinks in his seat, AS HE SHOULD.