Jake is led, cuffed, to a jail cell. Some random bearded guy sits inside but doesn't appear to react to his new cellmate or share why he's there. I started to have wild ideas that Jake's bearded cellmate is another Abbé Faria, who will teach Jake history and manners, and when he dies, Jake will sew himself into his shroud and escape. Jake hears someone call "Jake!" and sees his brother in the cell across the way. Jake is painfully happy to see Eric. I liked my idea better.
Mayor Dad arrives home to find a sullen Mom waiting for him. "Sorry, I guess I'm late for dinner," Dad says. "Or lunch," Mom supplies. "Take your pick." Dad says that helping Mary took longer than he expected. Mom makes a sour face. "You told Eric we'd take care of her," Dad says accusingly. "What I meant is that we'd help keep her alive," Mom says acidly. "What I didn't mean was that we'd run over there and spend the entire day every time she needed someone to do a little heavy lifting." Dad says something that doesn't make it onto audio or captions. I swear, he said, "Whatever." Dad walks off. "Wait!" Mom gasps. He doesn't. "Johnston!" Mom orders. Dad comes back, taking off his jacket. "You don't think I'm the reason Eric left, do you?" Mom asks. Whoa -- where did that come from? Projecting much? Dad doesn't say anything for a moment, and then he says, "I think Eric left for a lot of reasons. But Mary may be why he comes back." And of course, this is all completely moot, because Eric's not avoiding his family -- he's in jail.
Hawkins's house. Darcy examines Sam's artwork and tells him that she doesn't want to have to come back to this house again. Sam doesn't say anything as he puts a box of stuff on the counter. He's a really cute kid. Probably made cuter by the fact that they don't have him saying much. Darcy asks if he got all the toys he wants. Sam nods. Darcy wants to know what he and Jimmy talked about. "Nothing," Sam responds. Darcy smiles knowingly and reminds Sam that they don't keep secrets in their family. HAH! Oh, sorry -- was she serious? Sam's eyes actually seem to echo my HAH! Darcy smiles and admits, "Yeah, I know, baby." There's a knock at the door and...it's Jimmy! Of course! Because where else would he be if not at the Hawkins's house? Or in the Hawkins's business? Jimmy tells Darcy that he thinks they should talk. The scene has the same misdirected seriousness that they drummed up when Jimmy oddly called Hawkins "Robert" and held onto his hand after telling him about the body they found. Darcy sends Sam upstairs to check his room one more time. Darcy starts babbling that she understands why Jimmy is curious about her family. After all, they're new, they keep to themselves, don't have many friends, and bury bombs in their backyard. But if Jimmy wants to ask something, Darcy would appreciate it if he came to her directly and didn't go through her kids. Jimmy says, "I think Sam is trying to say something with that drawing -- something he can't put into words." Darcy cautiously asks what Jimmy means. "He's drawing a little boy that's afraid," Jimmy says. Darcy's mind races. "Because his dad's not around," Jimmy continues, "to protect him or his family." Whew! Dodged a bullet there -- er. Yeah. Jimmy told Sam that he's not alone and that he's knows what it's like to have divorced parents. Darcy nods. Jimmy goes on that he told Sam that he's been through it, and he thinks he turned out okay. Relieved, Darcy smiles, "I think you turned out better than okay, Jimmy." Jimmy appreciates that and says he's going to head back to his house. Darcy thanks him for not asking if her husband and/or daughter is a murderer. I swear, Jimmy is always just on the edge of burgeoning brilliance, and then he gets it all simplistically wrong.