Saracen house. Matt apologizes to his grandmother for having Shelby take her to the doctor. Grandma waves the apology off and says that what she's about to say does not mean that she forgives Shelby, and that she still does not like her. But, "Your daddy, he's very difficult. We both know that. And, maybe, shoot, maybe I coulda helped her out, little bit more than I did." Matt asks her what she means, but Grandma doesn't want to get into it. "I just mean what I said, that's it. Let's not have a big ole soap opera about it." I think we all know what Matt's dad was doing to Shelby.
Coach and Smash in the car. Smash looks out the window nervously, while Coach drills him about whether he has all his gear, and then just rattled out advice, advice, advice. Smash tells him, "I GOT IT, Coach!" and then broaches the subject of Mitch Stallman being a front office guy. Coach does not respond. They keep driving.
Matt walks into a little motel coffee shop to meet Shelby. She wonders how she found her, and he smirks, "Well, there's only two motels in town, so..." Matt sits with shoulders slumped, and tells her that he knows that his dad is a jerk, he yells and throws stuff. "I guess that's why you left?" Shelby tells her that she isn't going to say anything bad about his dad, and then tells him that she was seventeen when she got pregnant, she was just a kid. She tells him that she will never forgive herself for leaving him. She tells him that she doesn't expect him to forgive her; he asks her what she wants, then. And she answers, that when she found out that he was all alone in this, that it was too much. "I just felt, like a deep-- I just felt bad." I love that she has a failure of language there, just like her son often has. She clearly feels much more than she can articulate. She tells him that she isn't looking for him to call him mom, that she just really would love to stick around for a few weeks, to just see if she can lend a hand. Matt, not looking at her: "Alright."