Just then Sylvia comes home, and Rocky scampers off to his bedroom. She walks in and asks Joan, "He was up, wasn't he?" Joan admits he was, and says she's not much of a disciplinarian. Sylvia doesn't care, because she's in a good mood, having just passed her latest exam and found out that her babysitter's coming back. Apparently she found Hawaii's humidity too much for her hair. Sylvia says, "Yeah, so tomorrow will be your last day with Rocky." Joan's disappointment is obvious, and Sylvia asks, "You went and got attached to him, didn't you? He has that way with people." Joan admits she did, and then adds that she's concerned about him, because he seems to think he's dying. Sylvia tells her, "He is dying." Joan: "You mean like...dying dying?" Sylvia: "There's another kind?" She explains, as Joan's eyes fill with tears, that Rocky has cystic fibrosis, for which there's no cure. I knew that had to be it, but I've known a couple of people with CF. Sylvia: "He's going through a good spell right now. They call it a grace period." Joan: "But he could grow up and stuff?" Sylvia explains in a matter-of-fact way, "It's an unpredictable disease. He has an aggressive form. He's had a lot of episodes. There's scar tissue in his lungs. It's...pretty unlikely he'll survive another infection." Yeah, and I'll bet it's a picnic trying to pay for his health care on a waiter's salary, too. Joan wipes her eye a bit and thinks. Sylvia says softly, "You don't have to come tomorrow. This stuff freaks people out." Joan says she wants to come: "I'm just...I'm sorry." Sylvia: "Me, too." Rocky comes out, pretending to have just woken up. He says he wanted to say goodnight. Sylvia tries to straighten her face up before replying, "Yeah, like I'm buying that." She says she'll tuck him in, and tells him to say goodnight to Joan. Joan sadly watches them go into the bedroom.
Outside the police station, Will gives a statement to a crowd of cops and reporters: "Ladies and gentlemen, the Arcadia Police Department has determined there may have been serious police misconduct in the case of Raymond Hartzel. I don't like saying that. I'm a police officer. I was on the line for many years. I wanted my guys to be cleared of any wrongdoing. As police officers, we always have the option for physical force." The camera cuts to the administration office at the high school, where Helen and the other staff members, including Price, are watching the press conference on TV. Will continues, "But it should be considered a last resort. First we should exhaust our other options. We should listen, and pay attention to detail." Helen gives Price a sly, sidelong glance that he doesn't see. Will: "In this case, we failed. We will be bringing charges against Officers Koczara and Eicher."