A female voice from somewhere behind him advises, "You should call her." Henry looks around as the curly-haired brunette from earlier clarifies, "Kylie." Henry pulls down his sleeve, too late. I wish he would also unpop the collar on that polo shirt he's wearing, but if wishes were clues they'd all be in jail now. "Getting that tattoo removed would be much more painful than the actual breakup," the girl says, sitting down, as if that even makes sense. She introduces herself as Sam. Henry shakes her hand, giving his fake name. After a pause, Sam's like, "Weeell, Jason, looks like it's going to be lots of witty conversation for us." Henry admits that he's not that witty. Sam agrees. "And you're not that cute," she says, "so you might want to work on the personality." The Voice of the Recapper award is quite the hot potato this week, isn't it? Anyway, she belatedly says that she's not there to hit on Henry, but wants to do an article on his family for the local paper. Katrina refugee angle and all that. Henry demurs, and she talks boringly about this being his chance for a new beginning: "Who wouldn't want to start over?" Henry looks over at Hannah and her new best friend Amber, who apparently didn't have a preexisting best friend of her own. Then Henry turns back to Sam and asks, "You know where I can score some liquor?" Aww. Brotherly love. The 7th Heaven people probably love that sweet little moment. As long as he doesn't buy Hannah more than half a beer, of course.
Apparently, Tommy's new school is so limited in resources that you actually have to try out for the spelling bee. But he "made it," and his teacher says he must have had a good teacher at his old school. She asks where that is, and Tommy chokes. Literally. He answers, "Philadelphia. I mean, New Orleans." And then he panics and goes into an asthma attack. Well, that's one way to avoid awkward questions. Maybe Lily shouldn't be so generous with the inhaler.
Cut to the hospital, where Lily hurries into the emergency room. Naturally, the nurse on duty is her next-door neighbor, Mary. Aaand the town just got smaller again. The camera tries to be all ER as it follows Lily and Mary into Tommy's curtain area, where the kid has an oxygen mask strapped to his face. Paul arrives just seconds later and asks what happened. Tommy sheepishly pulls away the mask and confesses, "Mrs. Eldridge asked where I was from and I forgot." He asks if Paul's mad, and Paul says he isn't. Like he's afraid if he yells, Tommy's throat will close up again. Dude, the mask is right there. If you're going to get mad, now's the time. Instead, Paul leads Lily out into the hall for an urgent conversation. "Hang tough," Paul tells his youngest, neglecting to add, "Whoa-oh-oh-OH-oh."