Back in Phoenix, Ted tells "Sutton" to say something if Ethan tries to contact her in any way -- calling, texting, tweeting. Laurel snarks, "I don't think fugitives from the law tweet, dad." Kristin gives a perturbed expression, and Laurel says wryly, "Just reminding you that I'm here." As the doorbell rings, "Sutton" promises Ted she'll keep things on the up and up and starts to show him her midterm grades. Laurel opens the door to discover her musician friend (apparently his name is Baz). He shows her the fliers for their show Saturday night, and a downcast look on her face. She takes him into the kitchen to break the news to him (and the family) that she'll be skipping her debut to attend to family duties. Everyone insists she go ahead with the gig, so she agrees. She heads off to school with Baz, and "Sutton" heads to her own car (because if I were a presumed accessory to murder, my parents would totally let me take off by myself in my shiny Beamer!). Ted takes a closer look at "Sutton's" midterm grades. Kristin notes that it seems strange that "Sutton" got straight As on her midterms the morning after allegedly watching her boyfriend commit murder. (I think it's even stranger that she has managed to take them all since she was ripped out of school practically in the middle of one...) Kristin believes "Sutton" is telling the truth. Ted remains
an asshole uncertain.
School. Emma meekly approaches Mads, who wraps her up in a huge hug and says she can't stay mad in the midst of all this. "Sutton" asks how Char took the news, and Mads admits she was devastated. She asks if "Sutton" called Alec to establish an alibi. Emma still doesn't understand what went wrong with her supposed lie-brary date and gets a confused look on her face. Mads takes this to mean "Sutton" is playing another lying game and immediately storms off, leaving Emma all "Whaaaa?"
Reservation. Sutton wonders why Ben is so cold to Ethan. Ethan explains that his antics back in the day, and his subsequent stint in juvie, could have been the cause his mom flew the coop. Out front, police officers are asking Ben if he's seen Ethan. Ethan and Sutton walk within earshot and hide behind the bushes as Ben lies that he hasn't seen either of his sons in four years. The officers take his word and leave. When Ethan and Sutton emerge, Ben tells them to leave the house by the end of the week.