The next morning, Emma is at the club with Ethan, and they're both freaking out that they can't get in touch with Thayer. She's extra-spooked because of her nightmare. She thinks the Mercers deserve to know if Sutton is actually missing and/or dead.
Then we have the third abrupt shift in time and mood in a row as Emma sits with Char and Mads at Char's house. She's suddenly upbeat as she comforts Char about leaving for her dad's house. Char and Mads get ultra-dramatic with a quote from Fiddler on the Roof. Emma stares at them blankly, and they have to remind her about the middle school production of the musical they were all in together. The funny memory turns sad when Mads mentions Char's mom. Rebeccannie interrupts the sobfest to take Char to her dad's.
Man, this episode is disjointed. The next cut is a bit later when Rebeccannie arrives to the Mercers' house. Kristin greets her with a broad smile like nothing has happened. The ladies head to the living room where Rebeccannie unloads about the Char situation. She says she wanted to stay with Char so badly but couldn't ignore her father's wishes. "I mean, I couldn't just take someone else's child. Who does that?" Oh! A punch in the gut to adoptive mom Kristin. She ignores the dig and tells Rebeccannie she's doing the right thing. Rebeccannie insists, "That really means a lot coming from you." Kristin casts her a wary look.
Elsewhere, Ted is on the phone with Alec and freaking out about his wife's developing closeness with Rebeccannie. Alec insists it's better they're friendly rather than awkward and says that people can change. His call waiting beeps. He looks at the ID -- Dowinger Psychiatric Clinic -- and basically hangs up on Ted.
Club. Laurel finds Justin to ask him what went wrong. Justin acts like a supreme jerk, telling her he was actually letting her down easy, then flashing a big bag of food from the grill to imply that he's got a date up in his room. She walks away, hangdog, and he heads up to his empty room, clearly upset about the lying he has to do for an as-yet-unclear reason. He spies the mysterious gold-and-black box and kicks it across the room angrily. It lands next to a pile of papers, on top of which is a sheet reading "State of California Autopsy Report." So are we to believe that Ted is somehow responsible for Justin's parents' death? Or is Justin just lashing out after the reminder of his mother? I'm seeing lots of dots, very little connection.