Cut to some schmancy university campus somewhere. Brenda's waiting in an office that's even nicer than the one she had at the free clinic. Anne Ramsay (Jamie's sister Lisa from Mad About You, not the dead one from Throw Momma from the Train) comes in. They exchange introductions. Anne Ramsay briskly says, "I typically award this internship to my most promising student, but apparently somebody pulled some strings somewhere, so it's to go to you." Well, this is off to a great start. Anne Ramsay says they have 17,000 students at this college from all sorts of backgrounds, many of whom end up needing their help: "We deal with everything from eating disorders to depression to stress-related disorders, you name it. It's not a walk in the park." Brenda nods and says, "I think I'll manage," barely managing not to laugh in Anne Ramsay's face after recalling the battle scars she sustained during her terribly grueling ONE DAY OF READING FILES at the free clinic. Shut up, Brenda. Anne Ramsay asks about Brenda's second language, and Brenda says it's French. "Great," says Anne Ramsay sarcastically. "We got a lot of people from France here." Lucky, lucky Brenda, landing an internship where her boss already hates her. Which will save time, I guess.
It's nighttime again already, as Vanessa opens the front door to find Rico there, still looking pretty upset. He apologizes for not calling first, but says he was driving by. Vanessa invites him in. He asks if he can take the kids out for dinner. She says he can't keep changing days on her, and he tells her to forget it. "What happened to Sharon?" she asks. "Did you find her?" How will Vanessa react when she learns that Rico blew off the kids because he was getting blown off his own self? Will she be mad? Mocking? Sympathetic? We may never know, because Rico says, "She died." Vanessa is shocked. "Yeah, yeah, she died," Rico Lovitzes. "She had a heart thing. I found her in her apartment." Vanessa grabs him into a sympathetic hug. She tells him to take the Federiquitos out for pizza to make him feel better. "Do you think you can come too?" Rico asks. Vanessa agrees, and when she leaves the room to go get ready, Rico closes his eyes like he can't believe what he just did. Everyone on the forums was like, "God, why did Rico tell such a stupid lie?" But let's give him the benefit of the doubt here. Sure, Sharon was alive when he found her in her apartment, but that scene ended before we ever saw him leave. So maybe the "heart thing" she died of was actually "Rico ripping it out of her chest and making her eat it while it was still beating."