Sean is back, and Kim's room is now all decorated with a bright quilt, photos, and other mementos from home. Teddy explains that she can't give her the drugs but hands Sean a prescription that he can have filled at the pharmacy. She once again reminds Kim that there are other options, but Kim doesn't have a chance to reply because a crazy-eyed, soaking wet Hunt runs in and yells that he has one question. Teddy tries to stop him but he asks what if they found a cure tomorrow, and isn't it worth the risk to wait and see when it's her life riding on it? Teddy threatens to call security but Sean cuts her off because he wants to hear his wife's answer, which is totally sad but also makes sense. She tells them that one might have to be dying to understand, but at some point death stops being scary and hope becomes scary because it isn't true. Hunt looks gutted that his effort didn't change her mind, because she's utterly calm and sincere as she goes on to say that even if they did find a cure for cancer tomorrow, it's already too late for her and that hanging on to hope might make him feel better, but it makes her feel alone. Poor Sean looks desperately sad, but also seems to have gained a deeper understanding. Kim is sad herself as she whispers that she doesn't want to die alone and then with a stronger voice tells Hunt that she isn't afraid of this, so why is he? "Why are you so afraid to let me die?" Teddy looks at him like, "Yes, I want to hear the answer -- why?"
Of course he didn't give an answer, but he leaves and sits outside pathetically in the rain, which is where Sean finds him when he gets back with the pills. Sean calls to him and explains how there was a problem with his insurance so he had to run around and try and get enough cash together to buy the kills that are going to kill his wife, and with that he shows the bottle to Hunt and sits down. Hunt struggles for words and finally tells him that there will be a moment when she dies, that she goes calm and he will be relieved and know absolutely that he did the right thing. He reminds him that it will only be for a moment.