Fade over to Lily opening her front door. Miriam's father is waiting on the stoop. He reminds her who he is, and she invites him inside.
Cut to Mr. Miller and Lily sitting down to tea in the living room. Mr. Miller asks her what Aaron was like before he became ill. She falters and laughs self-consciously at how long ago it seems. She says that Aaron was "wonderful." "Mmm-hmm," Mr. Miller says, sipping his tea. "Was he?" Lily says that Aaron always seemed like a hero to her, and that she envied his "depth of emotion." Mr. Miller reminisces that people used to stop him and his wife in church to tell them they had a beautiful daughter. "Of course, we knew something was wrong by the time she was three," he adds. He rhymes off the list of characters he's represented to Miriam over the years, including the Lion King, Rocky, and Robin Hood. "Well, that's not bad company," Lily smiles. Mr. Miller cuts to it, asking if she thinks Aaron is capable of living on his own. Lily looks thoughtful for a second, not wanting to voice what she really feels. Finally, she mutters that he's been on some good medication lately. Mr. Miller blurts that he doesn't think Miriam is capable. Lily asks how he can be sure, and he tells her about what happened when Miriam was on her own once: "I'm a retired cop, and I know every street in Chicago, and it took me two months to find her. And she'd been raped, shot up with drugs, beaten." Lily murmurs in dismay. Mr. Miller says that Aaron may be ready for independent living, but that Miriam is not: "She's the most important thing in the world to me, and she will never be ready to live on her own."