Game night. As Smash pumps everyone up, Santiago is alone in the bathroom, puking. Cut to the game, where the Panther defense can't get a handle on the opposing team's quarterback. Santiago looks on from the sidelines and the Panthers are way down going into the second half. After halftime, Buddy collars Coach and asks him to put Santiago in the game. Coach says he's not ready, but Buddy thinks that the kid is a street fighter, that he'll get it done if he gets put in. A Trail of Dead song cues up in the background, so we know this scene is going to end in some sort of major crescendo. Coach calls Santiago off the bench and sends him in and things start going in slow motion. The first play and Santiago gets crushed, the next play and Santiago gets crushed. Then comes the song's key change and the camera switches to Santiago's slow motion perspective, his breath echoing over the music, which starts building and on the next play, Santiago busts through the line with crazy eyes and sacks the QB. Everything snaps into real time, the Panther fans cheering, Coach screaming "Atta boy!" Santiago runs to the sidelines, crosses himself, and looks...worried still? I don't think this kid is going to be transformed by just this one slow motion sporting victory. It's going to take at least two to soften him up a bit.
Buddy waits for Santiago in the hallway after the game. He pulls the boy aside and tells him that he won the game, Santiago demurs, but Buddy tells him that it's true, that he changed the momentum of the game: "You brought the magic." Buddy apologizes for earlier in the car, but Santiago just says, simply, "No. Thank you. Thank you."
Jason is getting a ride home from the waitress, who is telling dating horror stories, one about opening the door to find a man covered in leather head-to-toe. Shoes, pants, vest, jacket, biker hat. Jason laughs and agrees that that's a bad date but wonders, "Did he have to go number one?" He thinks he wins when it comes to bad dates. He thanks her for saving his ass and then they lean in and kiss.
Matt stands around awkwardly and asks Carlotta if they should set some ground rules. Carlotta doesn't know what he's talking about. And apparently Matt doesn't either as he clarifies by suggesting they "put the fish on the table." Matt stutters around until Carlotta shuts him up with a kiss and then tells him that she's going to teach him how to make molé.
Tim is asleep in the Ferret Room of Ferret Guy's apartment. Ferret Guy walks in and wakes him up with the butt of a shotgun, accusing Tim of not feeding the ferrets. Tim shits his pants and apologizes, and Ferret Guy starts laughing. What a hilarious meth romp! Tim tells him to put the gun down, and he keeps laughing, telling him to come downstairs where he and his buddies are having an "impromptu soiree." They laugh at Tim as he walks sleepily down the stairs, and Ferret Guy introduces Tim to "Shotgun, Connor, Spence, and Petey," and these dudes look rough. Ferret Guy hands Tim the meth pipe -- is that what it's called? I always feel like my mom trying to talk about drug paraphernalia -- and Tim jets out of there like, well, like someone just woke him up at gunpoint and offered him meth. He grabs his boots and says he's going out to get vodka. They all approve of this plan, and Tim doesn't even pause to put his boots on, we see, as he walks outside, hops in his truck and gets out of there. At least he has the truck; this is one awfully claustrophobic storyline Tim's got going here. He's just so stuck. It's terrible.