Over on the other side of the room, Zane starts to wake up. Mrs. Bowers turns to look, and Mike rushes to grab the gun; Mrs. Bowers loses control, and it goes off accidentally and shoots Mr. Biggs. I'm sure there's some kind of science that could explain why a bullet fired so randomly managed to hit him in the exact middle of his forehead, but the only science teacher around is Mr. Biggs, and he's dead. Rudy restrains Mrs. Bowers. She's so busted. Crisis over.
Sara forgives Mike for the fake front page. Ellie's happy because Mr. Biggs had an organ donor card. Mike and Sam have a Sibling Moment in which Mike figures out that Sam sent Mike the mysterious letter (Remember? No? Well, anyway) in order to get Mike to come home. "I tried other ways, but nothing works for you but the beloved-and- possibly-murdered Dad," she says. Mike says that he found their dad the day he died: "They said he stumbled and fell on the stairs...but in his entire life, I can't remember him tripping, or stumbling, or falling...not once." Oh, God, I hate to be crass, but has he ever heard of "shoelaces"? Then Mike says, "Sometimes I miss him so much I throw up," and I'm not sure how I feel about him sharing that.
Later, at the diner, Mike and Rudy share a moment. Some kind of moment. I don't know what, but they're having coffee, so maybe they're just, like, celebrating the moments of their lives. Hazel comes by and thanks Mike for saving Zane's life, so now she doesn't mind so much that he portrayed her as a man-slaughtering, homewrecking whore in his book. Mike tells Rudy that they did a good job tonight "for a hack writer and a gay sheriff." "Now that is a homophobic statement," jokes Rudy. "And while I'm not gay, I've suffered the prejudice of repression, and I'm deeply insulted!" Or maybe he's not joking. And if he's not joking, is he gay? Or not? I might not care. Fade out.