As Emma heads into a coffee shop to meet Mads, she looks forlornly at her phone and its apparent lack of messages. When Mads says her tardiness is "so like Sutton," Emma -- bless her -- actually defends Sutton. Of course Mads isn't hearing it, but there's very little time to brood over Sutton's former misdeeds when Emma is too busy brooding (unknowingly) over Sutton's current trickery. She looks once again at the phone in hopes of a message that she doesn't realize already came.
Somehow, Sutton has found a ride to the jailhouse. Theresa escorts her in, then makes an excuse so the lovebirds can have some alone time. Ethan is beaming to see "Emma," though his face soon drops when he realizes he must come clean with "Emma" about what happened with Sutton on the ranch. Sutton has to muster all her acting chops as Ethan call her a mistake and a regret, saying that kissing her sickened him. The death blow: "Sutton means nothing to me." She immediately shifts 180 degrees from disconsolate to vindictive as she concocts a lie that she slept with Thayer while Ethan was away. Wench times infinity! Ugh.
The next morning, Emma heads down the kitchen, where Ted and Kristin are in the midst of yet another fraught conversation about being on the same page as parents. Ted tries to make a joke, "Well, well, she still lives here. I guess I lost that bet!" No one laughs, and it just comes off as passive-aggressive. "Sutton" apologizes that she hasn't kept them apprised of her whereabouts. She admits she overheard them arguing and says she blames herself for their recent tension. Ted and Kristin back off, admitting they both came on strong the other night and apologize for not immediately believing in Ethan's innocence. "Sutton" thanks them for this, says she loves Ethan, and insists (naively), "If we can one day have a relationship as strong as yours, how great would that be?" Ted looks deep into his coffee cup so she won't see the glint of irony and self-hatred in his eyes.