Cabin. Sutton is a little bit too excited about planning the Mission: Impossible-style encroachment into Rebeccannie's lair to recover the locket. She wants Thayer to initiate some huge confrontation with Alec and Rebeccannie, providing a diversion so she can sneak in and steal the locket. Thayer claims he doesn't want to risk someone seeing her when everyone thinks she's out of town, but obviously the first part of the plan is insane. Seeing that Sutton won't back down, he tells her it has nothing do with her. This is his family's problem, and he will decide how to address it. Even tough talk doesn't temper her enthusiasm, so Thayer rolls over like always.
That night, Alec visits Rebeccannie. She notes how preoccupied he seems, and he admits he's surprised he hasn't heard anything from the person who sent the incriminating text. Rebeccannie tells him to be patient. He admits he's nervous the photo could get in the wrong hands and ruin everything he's worked for his entire career. Rebeccannie tells him she might have a solution if he's "willing to think outside the box." Of course Alec is game.
Meanwhile, Laurel, Baz, and co. have made it to the "home" where their gig is. It is, indeed, a home -- in the sense of a nursing home. Laurel apologizes that Baz is missing his big break at Coachella, but he says he's happy to get a chance to spend more time with her. Embarrassed, he asks if she's ready to start. "Not yet," she tells him, then leans in to give him a quick peck on the lips. "Okay, now I'm ready." They start playing their folksy tunes for the old-timers.
As the guitar strums quietly in the background, Mads and Thayer arrive home to provide a distraction for Sutton. What they don't bank on is the fact that the greatest distraction of all is on Rebeccannie's left ring finger. By "out of the box," she meant a ring box. They're engaged!
Upstairs, Thayer sneaks up on Sutton and drops the bomb. Sutton seems unfazed and a little bit paranoid. She hasn't found the locket and wants to skedaddle. Thayer takes a quick sweep around the locket and sees the locket hanging from a drawer pull near Rebeccannie's bed. Sutton can't believe she missed it. (Neither can I.) Thayer walks over to collect it. He opens it and gasps. Sutton asks, "What? Is it your dad?" Thayer: "No. It's yours."
Back at the motel, Ethan and Emma haven't even taken their shirts off yet. Seriously? When they do, she is wearing a bra that is somewhere between a minimizer and a tank top. Way to bring the sex, Em! Whatever, it's not getting Ethan's mojo down. They drop to the bed for about 15 seconds before he has a crisis of conscience. He comes admits to kissing Sutton on the ranch and obliquely describes things between them as "complicated." He insists it's all over now, but Emma is unsurprisingly not comforted. She tells him it'll never be over between them and that there is always going to be a part of him that wishes he could be with Sutton. He doesn't deny it, just asks, "What do you want me to say?" That is not what she wanted to hear. She tells him, "Nothing. Actually, I am grateful to you... for keeping me from making the biggest mistake of my life." And... scene!