Mr. K and Rickie meet in the guidance office. Mr. K has bad news for Rickie, but Rickie won't let him say it, thanking Mr. K for hooking him up with Pride House and saying he'd "never have gone to guidance" on his own. Mr. K looks sad, and starts to say, "Rickie," and Rickie says softly, "You called me 'Rickie.'" Mr. K nods, then rushes into the bad news, saying that Rickie's only on the waiting list at Pride House; Rickie looks dismayed as Mr. K says that that's good, but as to the "immediate problem," Mrs. Crazy has "temporarily placed you in a facility." Rickie starts to freak, and Mr. K tries to calm him down, saying that it's not forever and that Mrs. Crazy needs Rickie to come and fill out some forms. Rickie starts to make a run for it, but Mr. K stops him: "I know that this is going to work out." "Yeah. Me too," Rickie says faintly, and race-walks out of the room. Mr. K follows him a few steps, then stops.
Chase Place. Graham is mock-fighting with Hallie on the phone about Brad's theory as Patty comes in with groceries; Patty starts to kiss Graham hello, but when he says it's Hallie on the phone, she stops, says, "Oh, tell her hi," and moves away. Jesus, Patty -- get therapy. Graham keeps talking, and Patty makes passive-aggressive comments in the background, and then Graham gets off the phone and Patty thinks she's making nice, but she's very obvious about digging for information, and Graham is equally obvious about attempting to seem forthright, and it's just painful. Patty asks if Graham is or is not going in on the restaurant with Hallie, and he says that he isn't, and she lies that it's just a question, not a criticism. Then she asks what New Year's resolutions he made. Graham lies, "Uh exercise more." "Me too," Patty lies in return. They smile phonily at one another. Graham wanders out of the kitchen; Patty watches him go, and her face falls, and she seethes.