Helen is in the kitchen, carefully trying to salvage pictures and clippings from the burned scrapbook. When she hears Will come in the door, she quickly throws some tea towels over the whole mess. Will comes into the kitchen, having gotten no response to his greetings, complaining that they need a dog who loves his master. Helen asks about the capture of the cop killer, which she heard about on the news. Will just says they made some progress and asks, "What's that burnt smell?" She tells him not to change the subject. He says all his senior officers think they have the guy who did both murders, and he hopes they're right, but Will thinks they're wrong. Helen: "Then they're wrong." Will: "I'm glad you're so certain." Helen: "They hired you because the police department here -- what's the technical term for it?" Will: "Sucks?" She laughs and says, "That's it. And you don't suck and that's bound to make them hate you a little bit." Will admits he seriously considered giving them what they wanted, just so they'd like him: "If there hadn't been a lucky breakthrough, I might've." Helen says he never would have done that, that he would have agonized and worried but done the right thing in the end. Will thinks she's awfully certain about that. Helen: "I am more sure about you doing the right thing than I am about anything else in my life." Will: "You are a very good wife." She smiles and he takes her face in his hands to kiss her, but suddenly stops. When she doesn't get kissed, she laughs and asks, "What? Hey, I'm not a good wife?" He asks her what she would do if he got killed on the job, what her first question would be? Helen thinks a bit, and replies, "I would want to know if it was awful for you...if you were frightened when it happened...if you felt any pain." Will: "I love you, too. And if, say, I suddenly bought you something really expensive that you always wanted..." Helen: "I'd ask, 'Who's the girl?'" Will takes off, saying he has to go out again. Helen asks why. Will: "Because Milner's wife asked me the wrong question and bought him a new camera." Helen tells him that when he gets back, there's another little problem to deal with, and she shows him the burnt scrapbook. Will hangs up his coat and asks how that happened. Helen: "You know how it happened." She advises him to keep it in perspective: "First go catch the murderer; then argue with your son." Will says mildly that he has a different perspective, and walks off with the album.
Joan of Arcadia
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Joan of Arcadia