Grace and Joan walk away as Grace admits the slogan needs some work. Joan notices Adam sitting up on the concrete bank alongside the steps and says, "Adam!" He's just sitting there, morose and indifferent, holding out a bag or something with support buttons pinned on it. Joan asks, "Does this mean you're talking to me again?" He says, "Explain the situation, Grace." Joan turns to Grace, who admits, "I told him I'd feed him his hat if he didn't help. So did you put together a list of your demands?" Joan: "My what?" Grace informs her, "You have to have a list of demands. It's, like, in the revolutionary handbook [Mad As Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore]." Joan says she'll work on that. Grace goes back to yelling out, "It's a slippery slope, people! Accusing students of cheating without proof? Send a message to the despots!" Joan looks alarmed. I'm not entirely convinced she knows what a despot is. She says, "Grace, it was really nice of you to throw me this...revolution...but if Mr. Price hears about this, he could freak!" "If" he hears about it? "Could" freak? Surely by now she knows him better than that. Grace says that's the plan. Joan looks annoyed. Grace says, "Well, hey, look at me: did you cheat on that test?" A question, perhaps, to have asked before throwing this revolution. Joan says, "No!" Grace: "Do you believe in the writ of habeas corpus?" Joan: "That's the...good rule, right?" Grace explains they have to have evidence to support an accusation of crime. Adam pipes up: "Like when you get caught in the act vandalizing someone's sacred property, yo." Joan: "Adam, please." Grace says, "It's the foundation of a free society. You took the stand; that's the hard part. But let's take this baby all the way!" Joan Jett's version of "Time Has Come Today" begins playing as Grace hands Joan a protest sign and asks, "Are you ready...Girl Warrior?" Joan, confused and hesitant, takes the sign and says, "No proof, no test!" She gets a little vigour: "Support Joan Girardi!" Grace tells her to work on the volume: "But it's a start."
Will goes into a bar to meet Roy, the prickly arson investigator. Will thanks Roy for meeting him, and Roy tells the bartender to get Will a lemonade: "He's on duty." They go to a table as Roy exposits, "Last time we had a chance to chat, we were standing over a charred body. This is better." Will agrees. Roy: "Still, 'Chief of Police and Arson Investigator Have a Drink in Public.' Now that's a headline in this town." Must be an exceptionally boring place. Roy says he knows this can't be a social call. Will says he needs some advice: "Insight, man...maybe just an ear. I don't know." Roy says he started out as a cop and ended up investigating arson: "And you being the shrewd detective, determined that maybe some bridges got burned in that transition." Will admits, "I don't know how to deal with these people. It's like...they don't want anything to change for the good." Roy says it depends who it's good for. Will thinks he was brought in to clean up crime. Maybe, but the town bigwigs didn't mean their own hinky local politics. Roy explains, "You were brought in here under those pretenses. Your real job is to look the other way." Will asks Roy, "What did you not look the other way on?" Roy replies that he doesn't know Will well enough to discuss that. Will confesses, "I don't know how much longer I can do this. On the other hand, I uprooted my family for the job. Everybody's adjusted now -- not to mention financial concerns. But what I really want to know is: when you made the transition, how did it affect you personally?" Roy: "Do you mean...did I cry?" Will's talking about Roy's family, and asks if he's married. Roy says he was: "There were problems before the job switch, but it sure didn't help. I mean, she kept saying she'd stick it out, believed in me, all that. But she never looked at me the same again." Will considers this. Roy adds that he thinks sometimes he should have taken his case to court, but then he'd be unemployed. Roy advises Will, "You have to make a decision about where you're going to do the most good. Your wife, she liked you going in, right?" Will: "I think so." Roy says he'll be okay. Will sips his lemonade. Roy says he has a Tuesday night card game, if Will's ever interested. Will comments, "I remember having friends. It was pleasant." Roy says, "Well, it can be again." They smile at each other. I think Will and Helen could both use some friends.