That afternoon, Derek visits Char's house to end their deep, committed romance of 11 days. Char's only protest is, "You can't do this! I'm Char Chamberlain, remember?" She heads over to the Mercers to weep into Ben & Jerry's. Emma can't contain herself and suggests that Alec might have something to do with it. This notion confuses Char, but she's too distraught to wonder why "Sutton" is weirdly obsessed with Alec.
In the kitchen, Ted comes upon Kristin as she wraps up a present for Sutton's 17th birthday. Ted can't believe how fast the kids are growing up, which gives Kristin occasion to spill what she discovered about Laurel. She thinks it's symptomatic that they're not being honest with themselves -- not just that Laurel's a scheming little hooker. She says she's going to have a heart-to-heart with Laurel and asks Ted to do the same with Justin. Naturally, he wants to beat the little blonde grifter to a pulp, but Kristin reminds Ted that he is the closest thing Ted has to a father right now.
Before he can respond, "Sutton" interrupts to talk with Kristin alone. And can I just say first, What is she wearing? A busy green shirt with those unflattering tie-optional swaths of fabric in front that I haven't seen since 1997, plus a pair of cream pants that Justin should really check out as potential rent free accommodation if the golf club digs fall through. Moving on. "Sutton" mentions overhearing Ted and Kristin's argument and asks what they are keeping from her. Kristin stonewalls, claiming she misunderstood or misheard. She excuses herself abruptly, and Emma lets it lie.
Vegas. Sutton is languishing as Little Orphan Lexie studies for a test that's four days away. Sutton suggests they throw caution to the wind and hit up Calvin's gamble-stravaganza. She thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to win her bus fare. Little Orphan Lexie anxiously points out that "Emma" doesn't have the $100 buy-in. Sutton is all, "That's what your mom's for!" Sutton mentions that a boy Little Orphan Lexie was checking out will be there, and Little Orphan Lexie gives in on the condition that "Emma" will work her DIY fashion magic on one of her outfits.