Nighttime, Matt knocks on Landry's window and asks if he can borrow his car, which he'll return tomorrow morning. Cut to early morning light, Matt driving along the country roads. He pulls up in front of a shack-y looking house, and this whole sequence is done really beautifully, because at first you get a "trashy" read off the situation, until Matt passes underneath the overgrown bower and approaches the house and looks inside the screen door. The camera follows his gaze, finding first a guitar on the couch, then books on the coffee table, and some beautiful branches from some local flowering tree set in water on the coffee table, and you slowly realize that the situation is going to be so much more complicated than just "trashy mom abandoned me." Matt knocks on the door, a woman comes to the door in a camisole and jeans, and Matt, head bowed to the ground, mutters, "Hi. It's me, Matt. Your son."
Commercials. So Matt's mom is Joanie, from Deadwood, she of the matchless white leather boots and hesitant kick-assness. I'm really excited for this development. We're back on the porch, Matt cutting his mother's wonder at him short by abruptly handing her the papers for her to sign so he can become an emancipated minor. He explains that it's so he can become Grandma's guardian. She wonders where Henry is, and Matt tells her that he's in Iraq. She invites him inside, but Matt refuses with no hesitation. She sits down, telling him that she needs to read the papers over first, and then asks him what's wrong with Lorraine. Matt tells her that she has dementia; she wonders about Henry leaving Matt alone with her. Matt: "I don't think you're really in a position to judge." She asks him for a pen, and he hands it over.
Tyra comes into Tami's office, all smiles and shoulder shrugs, and tells her that she won the election. She sinks into the couch and cutes, "And they said it couldn't be done." Tami is like, "Can I help you with something?" and then tells Tyra that she should know that she sunk to the lowest common denominator. Tyra plays dumb some more but even her henley shirt is unbuttoned to the lowest common denominator. Tami really lays into her, telling Tyra that she made an idiot out of herself. Tami tells her that she believed in her, and had faith in her, and that Tyra had better start earning that back, or she really will be on her own. Tyra's eyes fill with tears, and she slinks out of the office. She really didn't see that coming?