Mr. Generic starts chatting with Mike, who wants to ask him some questions for the Gazette story. Meanwhile, Conrad and Sam start up the stairs, but Conrad says he just wants to run across the street to get Zane's pocket knife, and asks Sam to cover for him. Sam offers to come along, but Conrad says that his dad doesn't like him to be out of sight. "If he asks, just keep pointing him to different rooms, and I'll be back soon." He looks around furtively and leaves. Then Sam grabs her coat and decides to go after him. Elsewhere, Mr. Generic is blathering to Mike that he and his family "are going to concentrate on the good life," and that they wanted "something more simple." Mike nods politely and brings up the fact that Conrad is being home-schooled, even though he was an exemplary student at his old school. Mr. Generic quickly explains that he now has time to "be a good dad." Mike asks him about Conrad's drug store job, and Mr. Generic starts to look uneasy and asks Mike what that has to do with the newspaper story. After a little more polite-yet-probing banter, Mr. Generic nervously excuses himself. Mike grins smugly. Welcome to Glory! Population: asshole.
Outside, Conrad runs through his back yard unaware that Sam is following him. He briefly looks for something in the trash bin by the garage, and then runs out the back gate into the woods. Conrad's racing through the forest with a flashlight and Sam runs after him. She loses track of him, and when she stops and looks around, he surprises her and asks what she's doing there. "It was so sneaky the way that you left, I was curious. What are you doing here?" "Waiting for you," Conrad tells her, suddenly all flirty-creepy. Just then, they see Rudy walking through the woods with a flashlight. Okay, this is one of those kinds of forest preserves, isn't it? At any rate, Conrad suddenly grabs Sam so that Rudy comes across them while they're kissing.