In Wes' room, his mom is already crying and is really doing a terrible job trying to convince Wes that the surgery was easier than expected which is such a good thing because now they can visit Pearl Harbor. Even if Wes was a "young eleven" like his mom thought him to be, there's no way as a child he'd see his mother like this and believe that everything was good. Wes finally turns to the doctors and says matter-of-factly that they didn't do it. Derek plays dumb and Wes reminds him that he was supposed to be out of commission for weeks, and Derek just says that sometimes once they get in there, things change, and that's why he gets to go home. His mom adds weakly that this is a good thing, and cries as if her heart will break while she tells him it's going to be okay, and he doesn't have to worry. Wes finally realizes now is the time and replies that she is going to be okay and doesn't have to worry about him because, "I'm going to be with Dad in heaven." This kid is adorable and this is awful, but I'm glad that line was kind of clunky and clichéd because it's what saved me going through yet more Kleenex for this show. She realizes he knows everything and starts to sob even harder as Wes takes her hand.
Yes, dark water and people screaming? I'm so totally not watching The River.
That night, Roz and Nia are back in their room and Mere tells them that the procedure went great; Nia is now human-colored again to prove it. She exclaims, "Thank God!" and Roz peppily calls from her bed, "Don't thank God! Thank me!" Nia gathers herself for a moment as Roz complains about her scar, and then once she starts she can't stop. Nia tells her she's thanked her a million times but it makes no difference and so now, she's done thanking her. She tells Roz she's never allowed to mention it again except for one day a year on Thanksgiving. (I'd just start spending that holiday with friends if I were Nia.) Mere tries to get her to stop so she doesn't hurt herself but Nia is on a roll and yells at Roz that she'll never thank her ever if she doesn't follow the rules. Roz is appalled at the idea of rules but Nia starts bringing up all of the stupid things Roz has ever done like losing money in a "lipstick ponzi scheme," and sexting her old college boyfriend when she is drunk. She then orders Roz never to mention her liver again. Roz tries to ask about the money Nia owes but Mere has had enough and keeps shushing them both until finally, a gobsmacked Roz stops trying to say anything else and Nia chuckles to herself.