Meanwhile, Ethan and Sutton show up at the garage to put the screws to Derek. It's just like that scene in Drive with Sutton as Albert Brooks, Derek as Ryan Gosling and Ethan as Goon #1. Only lamer. Ethan roughs up Derek a little, and he admits that he didn't intend to kill, or even hurt, Sutton. He was only supposed to drop her off at a meet-up point but she overreacted and ran the car into the lake. He admits he panicked, claims ignorance about the threatening note, and refuses to name who he's working for. Suddenly, the dope grabs a tire iron and smacks the heck out of Ethan's hand. Who knew he had it in him? Ethan lands a punch as they see the shadow of headlights pulling up flickers against the garage wall. Ethan and Sutton flee the scene.
They've gotten some distance between themselves and the body shop when a police cruiser's lights flash behind them. It's a deputy of Dan's who tells Ethan he has a busted tail light. He notices Ethan's banged up hand and the look of panic on Sutton's face but turns the other cheek and advises Ethan to fix his light and get that hand checked out.
Back at the Rybak's, Alec is just returning home (dun dun DUN!) as Rebeccannie strolls up with a bag of groceries for a stay-at-home dinner. "She will not take no for an answer,
DanAlec!" She asks if this kind of concerning behavior is typical of Mads. He says it's not, that she's never lied to him. Rebeccannie says she used to lie to her parents all the time and asks, "Didn't you?" Alec: "Never." Mmmmhmmmmm... Obviously that worked out really well for both of them. Rebeccannie assures him that Mads is a good kid and that she's probably totally safe and doing something innocuous. Rebeccannie says it must be hard to raise two kids alone and tells him he's doing a good job. She says, "I always wondered about that decision I made... what it would have been like to have kids of my own." She pauses, then adds, "I've said this before, but I'll say it again: I never blamed you for that."
Mercer house. Laurel is practicing with the guitar cutie. He peaces out when "Sutton" arrives home, and Laurel explains that she's going to use her new involvement in the band to carve out some time to be with Justin. Emma is, of course, not okay with all the lying, which confuses Laurel because Sutton just told her to lie like a rug the day before. Emma warns her that deceiving people she cares about will be an awful day-to-day existence. Laurel is appropriately skeptical about "Sutton's" sudden rush of concern but does appreciate the change of pace from yesterday's snooty bitchfest.