Phoenix. Ted tells Rybak that Ethan was obtained for stealing Sutton's laptop. Rybak says it sounds like Ethan is going back to juvie, but Ted implies that Rybak might have the power to brush it under the rug. Rybak isn't game on the grounds that he will do whatever it takes to "protect" Sutton.
Emma enters her dark room, where Ethan is lying to
scare the hell out of her figure out what to do next. Emma wants to wait until Sutton's back, but Ethan thinks Sutton is fishy. He's concerned that someone found out about Sutton's search for her birth mom and took the laptop to dig into her life and plant seeds of distrust between Sutton and Ethan. He inadvertently refers to Emma as Sutton, so she corrects him. He says, "You know what I mean." She admits that she doesn't. Nor does she know Ethan from the next stranger in Sutton's life, and he could be just as deceptive as they all say he is. He responds bitterly, "I guess I really don't know you either."
The next day at school, Emma continues to encourage Laurel to give Justin a chance. As they reach the lunch table, Char is trying to find Mads a boy of her own from the high school populace. Mads says coyly that she has her "sights set elsewhere" and deflects the attention to Char. Char bemoans the lengths she has to go in order to get Justin in her clutches. Emma suggests she go the direct route and ask Justin out. If he's not interested, she'll be spared the time and effort. Char thinks that's way too scary, besides she doesn't have Justin's number. Sick of hearing Char's whining, Laurel texts Justin's number to Char and lies that she got it for her.
Just then, Sutton's name comes over the P.A. system. She heads into her English teacher's classroom to find Kristin there. It seems Sutton's least favorite teacher is questioning whether she could turn in a paper of the caliber that Emma turned in for her. Other than a hunch and the negative feedback of a few other teachers, though, he has nothing to go on. Emma insists it was her work, so Kristin goes to bat for her daughter and marches her out of there. Of course this makes Emma feel guilty for lying to someone with such faith in her.