Charlotte finds Will in his office listening to the tip hotline. She asks if they can talk off the record. He says he's not a reporter, and he gestures to a chair. She tells him she died in a car accident when she was twenty-nine. And while she didn't see a tunnel or angels or what have you, when she recovered, she was different. A doctor told her it wasn't unusual for those who'd had near-death experiences. She says she starting having dreams that came true, and weird visions, and seemed to be able to hear people's thoughts. She doesn't understand how it works, but she decided that as long as she possessed this "bizarre ability," she should use it to help people. Will: "And get paid for it. Help people for a price." Charlotte, predictably: "Yeah. Like you." He ignores that, and gets up to put on his jacket. She watches him for a moment, and asks, "Is it because of the tragedy? I mean, that this makes you so angry and unwilling?" He keeps putting on his jacket, but you can tell she's caught him off-guard. As he turns to look at her, she says, "You've had a tragedy." Will: "Who hasn't?" Word. His assistant comes to his door to tell him his family's there. He says to Charlotte: "Excuse me. It's restaurant night."
He walks out and greets Helen, who apologizes for interrupting. Will says it's fine. Joan's got an unflattering grey toque (you know, as opposed to the flattering kind) pulled over her hair and seems to be looking through a mug book. Will greets Kevin with, "Hey, Slugger, how'd the job search go?" Kevin replies, "Well, the dry cleaners really seemed to recognize my particular talent, but I don't wanna get my hopes up." I don't think Will knows what to do with Kevin's sarcasm -- even less than Helen does. But I certainly enjoy it. Charlotte comes out of Will's office, and Will introduces her as "working with them on a case." Helen introduces herself and the kids. Joan briefly says hello and asks, "Dad, can I put a word in for sushi?" Everyone voices their objections to this, and Will says they're going for spaghetti: "End of discussion." He remembers he left his pager behind, and goes back for it. Charlotte seems intrigued by Joan. Helen asks if Charlotte's a detective; she tells Helen she's a psychic. Helen thinks that's interesting. Charlotte: "Your daughter has a very special connection to the universe." Joan looks up and says, "No, I don't." Luke: "No, it's true. She is from another planet." Kevin laughs as Joan gives Luke a shove. Now Kevin's caught Charlotte's attention, and she walks over to whisper something in his ear. ("Tell your brother to lay off the aftershave.") Everyone looks slightly concerned as she's doing so, not least Kevin. Will emerges from his office just in time to see the end of that. Charlotte leaves, telling Helen she has a lovely family. Will asks Kevin what she said to him. Kevin claims it was nothing. Will presses a bit, and Kevin insists it was nothing: "Let's go. I'm starving." He wheels out, leaving the family looking vaguely concerned and uncomfortable.