Police Station of So-Called Town. Officer Eddie O'Crusty offers Patty and Graham donuts, coffee, hard-boiled cop sarcasm. "Uh, we'd like to report a situation," says Patty. She and Graham take turns stammering out the story about the warehouse. "Of course," says Officer O'Crusty. "Where did you say this place was?" Patty tells him it's on Tennessee Avenue, and his eyes sort of glitter at the thought of making his Heartless Crackdown quota for the month. Graham pulls Patty aside: "What are we doing? Is this right? Is this the right thing?" Patty's not sure either. "Well, these are the people who supposedly handle these situations." She turns back to Officer O'Crusty: "Um, what exactly will happen?" O'Crusty says it depends. "Is this kid a runaway or a throwaway?" "A throwaway?" asks Graham, incredulously. Officer O'Crusty explains, in most technical terms, that a "throwaway" is a "push-out," which -- and this may be too complex to follow -- is a kid who leaves home because he has been "pushed out."
"Oh, my God," says Patty. She looks over at the bulletin board, which is covered with missing children flyers. She starts hearing voices: "Dear God, please help me. I have nowhere to go." The camera pans over the black-and-white photos until it stops on a photo of a girl that we recognize as The Raggedy Girl Who Looks Strangely Like Juliana Hatfield. The flyer reads: "If you have any information on this girl's whereabouts, please contact The Blake Babies." Patty looks at it for a long time, obviously thinking that the girl is a lot like Angela. Finally, Graham nudges her: "We should go." They turn to leave. "Thanks for being good citizens," says Officer O'Crusty. Then he adds, "You got a daughter, you said?" Patty turns back. "Yes," she says. "You keep her close, okay?" says Officer O'Crusty, less crustily. "Okay," says Patty. "Merry Christmas," mumbles Officer O'Crusty.
Chase House O' Holiday Cheer. Patty comes home and nags Danielle to set the table, but Danielle says that Angela's doing it. Patty goes into the dining room and does that Ecstatic Mom thing at the sight of the set table, then looks at the extra place settings and points out to Angela that nobody else besides the four of them will be there this year. "I know," says Angela. "Mom, I really want to do this, okay? Please say it's okay? I want to bring Rickie and that girl over here for Christmas Eve dinner Mom, this girl has the most amazing voice. Seriously, wait till --" Patty interrupts: "Angela, listen, you cannot go back to that place." Patty admits that she and Graham overheard her talking to Brian. Angela flips: "Oh my God, you didn't -- did you call the police or something? Mom, don't you realize, we have to do something! We have to warn them!"