Franco walks into an alley, where he finds Laura trying to find Mike's halligan. Franco asks cautiously if she's done any more thinking about their relationship, and Laura says that she has realized that she's an idiot. She explains that she wanted to be a firefighter from the time she was seven, but when she told her father, he said that she couldn't do it because she's a girl. And then her father proceeded to make fun of her about it at every family dinner party. And that kind of sounds cruel, but I can think of similar instances from my own family and other people's families; I think it's just realistic that sometimes family members seize on something to rib you about, not realizing how much it actually hurts your feelings. Laura says that her boyfriend also told her that she couldn't do it, and then the guys in the academy told her she didn't belong there. So she sucked it up and hid her tears and worked hard and became a firefighter. But then when she started doing the job, she started "banging a guy on [her] crew" and then fell in love with a guy on her crew. She claims that she made this idiot decision because she's a girl. Except, no, she made the idiot decision because she's an idiot. Sex has nothing to do with it. I mean, Franco made the same dumb decision, although in his case, it won't have the same repercussions because he's a dude, apparently. Anyway, Laura can't believe she had to come all this way to realize that her father was right. In the immortal words of No Doubt, she's just a girl. Mike shows up and says that he found his halligan. The mood kind of ruined, Laura walks off before Franco can say anything.
Tommy -- who still hasn't spoken a word in this episode -- walks into his dark apartment, alone. He hears what sounds like a little kid running down the hall and calls out, "Connor?" Interesting that Connor's name was Tommy's first line of the episode. Ooh, this is kind of like Pet Sematery and it's creeping me out. He hears the footsteps again and walks to Connor's old room, where he finds his father and Teddy sleeping in the bunk beds. Aw. It's kind of sweet that they're staying at Tommy's. Even though, if you think about it, they have nowhere else to stay. Tommy hears the footsteps again, and this time you see a flash of a kid running behind him. Spooky. Zombies! Tommy walks back out into the living room and calls Connor's name again. He hears the footsteps once again, and goes back out the front door.