At the shelter, teens sleep on bare pillows with scratchy-looking blankets; pan at last to Rickie, who sits up and looks around furtively. A counselor-type guy with a reading lamp beside his bunk spots Rickie and hisses, "Hey -- hey you! Hey, I'm talkin' to you. Where you goin'?" Rickie creeps hesitantly to the doorway and looks around, biting his lip, as all around him homeless kids cough and mutter in their sleep. Rickie slips out the door.
Back door of Chase Place. A glove we don't recognize raps on the door, and Patty yells for someone to get it; Danielle peeps out, then opens the door to Mr. K and whatevers about how she can't tell who it is yet. Patty and Angela come down, and Mr. K starts to introduce himself and explain that he's looking for Rickie, but Angela interrupts all shocked to see him, and then she has to explain to Patty that he's her English teacher (Angela's, not Patty's), and Mr. K clarifies that "Enrique is not here," and Graham appears as Patty confirms that he's not there, and Mr. K says that they brought him (Rickie, not Mr. K) to a shelter last night, and Patty's all "whaaaat?" and Mr. K starts to explain again but then suggests that the girls should go to school, so Patty says, "Girls, go to school," and pushes them out the door, Angela looking perturbed and Danielle looking like Danielle. Patty offers Mr. K some coffee, but he explodes, "No, no coffee!" and bitches Patty out for letting Rickie leave, and Graham asks who Mr. K is, anyway, and Patty tries to say that Rickie told them he had a place to go, but Mr. K bites out, "I don't care what he told you, why did you believe him?" Patty starts to cry. Graham stares balefully at Mr. K; Mr. K apologizes, and Patty wails that no, he's "absolutely right," and Graham demands, "Who are you?" as Patty continues to moan, and Mr. K introduces himself as Angela's English teacher and explains about the coffee withdrawal, and this is not how he normally acts, and Patty keeps saying all tearfully that he's right and she's felt bad since Rickie left. Mr. K asks Patty to forgive him, he had no right to point a finger at anyone, especially he trails off, then switches tacks, calling Angela "delightful" and saying that she has "a firm grasp of language," and Graham continues to stare at him, flabbergasted. "Are you sure you don't want a cup of coffee?" Patty whimpers. "Foul temptress," Mr. K says quietly. Patty pats him on the shoulder and moves to close the door behind him. Graham is still shaking his head all "what the fuck?"