Looks like Paul didn't do such a great job of sinking that Volvo after all, because the cops have dredged it out of the river. And there's even a slip of paper in the glove compartment, with just a little writing still legible on it after its long soak. "4BR," Huntley reads. "They're house-hunting." She orders the saturated paper sent back east to the lab. Because there are no labs in the Midwest, I guess.
Paul and Tommy are wandering Bridgewater's unsurprisingly picturesque Main Street, as Paul looks for a wi-fi signal for his Palm Pilot. He finally gets one, just outside a place called Vic's Diner. He could have saved his batteries and just looked for the big wi-fi sticker on the big window, right under Vic's name. Minutes later, he's inside, working his way down a list of passwords. Amazingly, "IHAVENOPASS" doesn't work.
But the Palm Pilot's ability to trigger flashbacks is still fully functional, and then we're in the past with Old-School Paul, walking out of a courthouse with Dead Erin. She's being played by Sandrine Holt, who played the First Lady's assistant, Evelyn, during the last season of 24. As I learned from recapping Windfall, alumnae of 24 always travel in pairs. Paul and Erin are sort-of gloating about how they just got a case thrown out for their clients, even though they seem to know that they're guilty. Erin asks if they're working late tonight, but it's obvious she doesn't mean work. "I think we deserve to celebrate," she sex-eyes at him. Paul twitchily says that they deserve a night off. Then the media arrives, asking Paul how he managed to pull off whatever argument he was just pushing in court. Paul makes some generic comment and gets into the back of a town car, which drives off. Erin can just walk back to the office, I guess.
Back in the present, in Vic's Diner, Paul happens to look up and see the hand-lettered "COOK NEEDED" sign hanging over the grill. They get their food, and Paul helps his slow-thinking son with a crossword puzzle for a few quite moments. But the bucolic mood is shattered when the giant "Vic's Diner" picture window is, well, shattered. Looks like Henry's new friend Jake fell right through it. He and his friends run off, even as Vic runs out into the street yelling. "I'm calling the police," Vic announces to the diner at large as he comes back in. Paul takes that as their cue to leave, throwing some money on the counter. Tommy is bummed, because they didn't even get to eat yet, but Paul promises pancakes at home. I'm actually surprised that Tommy doesn't make Paul explain to him why they have to ditch as soon as someone mentions police. I'm also surprised that Tommy's grandparents aren't really dead. From shame.