Buddy's got his radio voice on, hosting a call-in show on 1040 AM El FUEGO!!!. Coach is the guest and humors him, but just barely, fielding calls from folks obsessing about the game against the Panthers in two weeks. Coach repeatedly refuses to talk much about the Panther game, declaring that he and his players are focusing on the game they've got this week.
Luke is trying to get his prescription refilled again, but the pharmacist is onto him. Luke tries to lie that he lost the pills that he got refilled last week, but the pharmacist isn't going to play loosey goosey with Oxycontin. Luke tries desperation, saying that he's got a huge game coming up and he needs the pills, but the pharmacist only asks if he needs to call someone -- Luke's coach, his parents -- about this. Luke stammers his way back out the door, muttering that he guesses he'll just have to "find" those "lost" pills.
Matt carries groceries home in a grey Chicago drizzle. CHICAGO!!! Oh, wait, but also: MATT SARACEN!!! I just got overwhelmed, confronted by two things I miss very, very much. He gets upstairs to his HUGE drafty-looking loft (c'mon, I miss and romanticize Chicago real estate as much as anyone but this is not the kind of place you live when you are going to art school) and looks longingly at a snapshot of Julie pinned up on top of yet another drawn hand (lay off the hands, Matt, it's starting to look kind of serial killerish).
Julie has her hair curled and coiffed into "sweet" for a little interview-type thing she's doing with Habitat for Humanity. She explains that she just felt really rewarded building that last house, and wants to get more involved. The guy she's talking to asks if she's ready to make the kind of time commitment that becoming a team leader would require and she assures him she will. He mentions that they'll just need parental consent since she's seventeen, and she kind of tightly lies that that shouldn't be a problem. I smell a gap year coming for Julie Taylor!
Becky answers the door to find Luke's mom, who introduces herself and says she just really wanted to meet Becky and extend a hand and tell her that she wishes she had been able to be there to help her. Becky is clearly moved by the gesture. Luke's mom asks if Becky has a few minutes to talk to her and help her understand better what happened. Becky invites her in. And, even knowing what Margaret will do later in the episode to go after Tami Taylor, I think this was a nicely done, real moment between her and Becky. That is, I think she really does want to connect with Becky, and that while what she does with the information that she gets from Becky is offensive and wrong, I think it comes from a real, hurting place in her.