At the Taylor's, Tami and Coach whisper while doing dishes. Coach has just finished putting Grace down. Julie busts in the front door and loudly greets them all, and is met with desperate shushing. They do some quality family mumbling and teasing until Julie tells them that she's invited a friend over on Wednesday for dinner. Tami wonders what kind of friend and Julie tries to play it off like it's no big, "Remember that guy Ryan from Habitat?" Julie whooshes back out of the kitchen to go do homework and Coach whisper snaps "How old is he?!" Tami says she doesn't know but she does know that it won't last long, it's a rebound. She pauses and tells Coach about Tim and Becky's visit. Coach: "Tim Riggins is gonna be a father?" Tami quickly corrects him and then they both puzzle over what the hell relationship Tim and Becky have if it isn't romantic/sexual (Tami: "I think they're like friends or somethin?"). Coach asks if she thinks it went alright and Tami said that she thinks it did, she told the girl about her options and then told her to talk to her parents. Tami keeps spooning leftovers into containers as she and Coach obviously jump straight from thinking about this strange girl's reproductive system to their own daughter's.
Vince comes home with some food from Ray's BBQ for his mother. He walks in the house all jaunty, telling her about the delicious food he's got, but we can see her kind of splayed on the couch in the background, not looking so good. When he realizes that she's not responding, he goes over to her, his voice getting smaller and smaller as he says "Mom?" over and over again. He bends over her and realizes that she's unconscious and quickly picks up the phone to call an ambulance. Cut to the hospital, where we fade in on Mrs. Howard in a hospital bed, the machines beeping and whirring. She opens her eyes just barely and Vince anxiously moves toward her; he reaches out and touches her face tenderly. She mumbles, asking what happened and Vince, brow furrowed tells her "You od'd. You had a little bit too much." Man, Michael B. Jordan's face is so wonderfully expressive; in this one face you've got the abandonment a child feels mixed with the concern and softness a caretaker feels. He tells her that the doctor has her sedated (is that what they do with people who o.d. on, presumably, heroin?). He tells her that she'll be fine and she tries to rise up, asking him to give her a hug. But she's stopped by the restraints on her arms; Vince tells her, with a glance at the nurse sitting in the corner, that the restraints are so she won't hurt herself. She nods, sedated. He scoots his chair closer to her and leans in. He looks at her and asks "Mom. Why do you keep doing this to yourself? Why do you keep doing this to me? I mean, am I bad? Why don't you wanna be with me? Why do you want to leave me by myself? Because... I don't know... I don't know if I can do it by myself. I can't do it by myself." He's broken down crying as he says these words to her, and it looks just a little bit like this is finally getting through to her, even through the fog.