Back at the paper, Rory is sticking to her guns. Wultz charges out with her portfolio, which he has found in his office, and admonishes her, seriously, for coming into his office when he wasn't there. "Stay out of my office," he tells her, but finally breaks down after seeing her disappointed yet again. "Five minutes," he says. Rory is excited. "Did you like it?" she asks. "I don't see you moving" is his answer, as she trots after him, thanking him profusely. ["Appalling. In the real world, how that would work is that Wultz would have called Security on Rory after about the second day of stalking, and that Rory's unprofessional behaviour would totally obliterate the good impression Wultz had of her, and she would lose his great reference for her. I hope the employers of America file a class-action suit against the Palladinos for making every idiotic, inexperienced would-be employee think that 'I don't have a job for you' means 'you need to pester me about it a lot more and then one will magically create itself out of thin air.'" -- Wing Chun]
At the science fair, Luke is wandering among the exhibits when he has a rude awakening: the girl from the diner is there with her display and...Luke's her daddy. He is as speechless as she is surprised to see him. "What are you doing here?" she asks. He says he just came down to see the potato clock. "Potatoes are extraordinary," she agrees, and then confirms that he is actually her father. She shows him her report. "So," he says, nervously, "you're smart, huh?" He sees her name on the report. "April Nardini," he says. "So your mom is...Anna." He remembers. Anna Nardini, whom he hasn't seen in twelve years. "I didn't know about you," he tells her, after having to sit down. She shrugs and says she knows. He notices that her project came in second, and says he's sorry she didn't win. "The solar pizza oven came in first," she says. "Environmentalism is very big right now." Luke awkwardly asks if she'd like to get some ice cream, and she says she can't; the winners have to give a presentation after the show. "Should I stay?" he wonders. She asks why as if he'd just suggested he do a musical number, and fumbling with the report she'd given him, he leaves.