A bit later, Ted is fixing up the laceration as Sutton makes a cockamamie story about tripping in the club parking lot. She quickly excuses herself so she and Thayer can tell Emma that the jig is up. Neither of them is even pretending not to be smug about this turn of events. They change clothes.
Back inside, Laurel asks Kristin if she can excuse herself for the evening. Just as she gets Kristin's okay, the singer of the band Rebeccannie scouted says they've been informed an emerging talent in the crowd named Laurel Mercer. Laurel takes the stage and sings with the band, playing violin all the while, as Justin makes a hasty exit. At the same time, Alec approaches Rebeccannie to note that she's making a rather strong impression in her first week back. They have a flirtatious exchange that I don't entirely trust. Speaking of things one doesn't entirely trust, Mads has an unpleasant exchange with Halliwell over the silent auction table. I'm pretty sure this entire paragraph could be summed up in three words: White People Problems.
Mercer house. Ethan sits by as Emma comes to terms with Sutton's return to her real life (and, consequently, Emma's own loss of an identity invested with any hope or possibility). She claims to be relieved, then grabs Ethan's hands and says, "I got out with everything I needed."
Over at the Rybaks', Thayer grills Mads about her exchanges with Halliwell. She evades his question by asking what he was up to that evening. He is likewise evasive, claiming he needs to go to bed. As he leaves, he asks if she ordered a pizza. She says she didn't, but there's still one sitting on their coffee table that was paid in full on arrival. Mads opens the box to find the Cinderella tickets (a.k.a. the prize from the silent auction) inside. On cue, Halliwell calls and apologizes for all of his many shortcomings. Despite all those flaws, he can offer pizza and ballet tickets. What more could a girl want? Mads invites him to accompany her to the ballet... as friends. He conveniently doesn't hear that part.