Sensing something is wrong, Emma runs outside to catch up with Dan and Ethan. She demands to know what's going on. Dan reluctantly tells her he found Sutton's laptop inside Ethan's Jeep. Emma insists it's impossible since she was with Ethan on the night of the break-in. Dan says it's irrelevant who actually did the breaking in if they found the laptop in Ethan's car. Ethan suggests it was planted -- which always goes over smoothly with cops -- and promises Emma he's innocent. Dan grabs Ethan by the arm and tells "Sutton" he won't be bothering her anymore.
A bit later, Ted consoles "Sutton" for falling prey to Ethan's trickery. Emma is forlorn that she was deceived by the one person she thought she could trust. Ted assures her that she can trust him and Kristin. He says things have been great since they returned from Paris, so "whatever you're doing, just keep doing it." You mean being an entirely different person, who's not a raging, hyper-suspicious, lying bitch? You got it, Tedster!
The next day in the high school quad, Char gives "Sutton" a hard time for daring to do schoolwork when she's got pool party seduction plotting to do in order to win Justin. Emma clicks closed her laptop so as not arouse Char's suspicion. In fact, she ends up doing just that when she asks Char why she's suddenly fixated on a total stranger. Char immediately assumes that "Sutton" wants Justin for herself and asks petulantly, "Can I have nothing for myself?!" Char peevishly excuses herself to hit up a sale at Bloomies, "which feels just as good as a boyfriend... not that I would know!" Mads apologizes for Char's behavior, and Emma claims she was just looking out for her friend's feelings. She looks over, spots Ethan, and projects her own heartache onto the situation, saying, "Guys... you think they're everything, and then they turn out to be nothing." Mads: "Yeah. Except when they're everything, right?" Emma leaves the table and walks brusquely past Ethan.
L.A. Sutton and Thayer pay a visit to the Websters in Beverly Hills. Randall Webster immediately invites her in and spills the whole story: He and his wife adopted a baby, only to be met by the birth mother's demands to take her child back. He considers it the great tragedy of his life. Like Ruth Peterson, he never got the woman's real name. He was left with no legal recourse since the adoption was not entirely above board. Sutton wonders if her parents were aware of the illegality of what they were doing. Webster thinks they must have. Webster's wife calls from inside the house, and he excuses himself before she can come out and find Sutton there.