Julie mopes on the couch; Eric comes in and sits next to her. A second Wilco song, this time the title track off the latest album Sky Blue Sky, plays. I guess somebody has to pay for Tweedy's nice digs in our neighborhood. He tells her that he is really disappointed in her, and he doesn't know when he'll be able to trust her again. He's beyond anger; what he thinks he mostly is, is "hurt." He tells her she is too young to be drinking -- well, Eric, that has never stopped EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD before -- and then says that he and Tami will figure out a suitable punishment for her together. He ends by saying that no matter what she does, he loves her, "and that will never change. Capiche?" Then Tami walks in with Gracie, and Eric greets her sunnily. He declares it "movie night." Julie says she rented Cinema Paradiso, but then Tami says that she thinks it's mama's choice: "Let's watch Foul Play again!" Omigod! Foul Play! With the albino and the midget and Goldie Hawn! Don't worry, those aren't spoilers because the movie is so delightfully demented, you won't ever make any sense of it anyway. Eric grabs Gracie and eats her tasty baby neck a bit. Julie gets the popcorn going, and it's a regular Taylor idyll!
Smash comes home sheepishly and offers his mother flowers. He tells her that he's going to TMU, and she looks at him and asks if that's really what he wants. He says it is, and she breaks into happy tears and hugs him close.
Jason Street? Did you crash your plane somewhere in the South Pacific?