Angela sullenly opens her bedroom door to let Graham in. He opens his arms and calls her "honeybunch"; she does the equivalent of holding out her hand for him to shake, and then raking it through her hair. Rayanne hops around the room on one foot, saying she needs to "find [her] sock, 'cause it's Rickie's." Angela perches on the edge of her bed, resolutely avoiding Graham's eye. Realizing he'll be making no headway with Angela, Graham asks Rayanne when her mom's going to the concert, again. She tells him Thursday, again, and says that Amber's taking some guy. Graham casually, yet heartily, asks, "So! Would you two like to go with them? To see the Dead?" Angela gives him a look like, "You must be joking." Rayanne freaks out: "Oh my God, Angela!" To Graham she says, "Wait! You really want to go!" Graham claims he's too old and has other things to do, and asks Angela, "So, what do you think? Would you like that?" "Sure," she says diffidently. Rayanne excitedly throws her arms around Graham's neck, thanking him, and books. Graham goes to sit next to Angela, and she fluidly shifts so that while she's still next to him, she's facing the adjacent side of the bed, with her back to him. He says he knows she isn't into the Dead the way Rayanne is, and she cuts him off: "No, it's fine. So, where are the tickets?" He hands them to her. She regards them. He gets up and goes to the doorway, pausing to see if she'll thank him, or acknowledge him. She turns her head and directs an oddly nauseated expression at his torso. ["My father would have taken the tickets back if I'd acted that snotty. And given me to another family to raise." -- Sars] He pulls the door closed behind him.
Graham then stomps into his own room, bitterly yanking the tails of his shirt out of his pants. Patty's sitting on the bed, going through some more papers. He sits next to her and says he's decided to skip the concert. "Thank goodness," she mutters. He says he gave the tickets to Angela and Rayanne. Patty chuckles, and when he doesn't join her, asks, "Seriously?" Graham's voice gets all high-pitched and squeaky, because he knows he's fucked up, and he says that it'll be all right because Rayanne's mother is also attending the concert. With deliberate sarcasm, Patty says, "Well, of course Rayanne's mother is going, and Heidi Fleiss is probably meeting her there, but that doesn't mean that Angela should go!" Graham tries to get a word in edgewise, but Patty cuts him off: "AND, to top it all off, it's a school night! I mean, could you have had a more completely terrible idea?" Um. Ouch. Something tells me that line may come up again, possibly when Graham repeats it in a marriage counsellor's office. Or a divorce lawyer's.