In his bedroom, John slips the tape in his VCR and puts on headphones. We see, but don't hear, Sarah sitting at a table with some suit (not Dr. Silberman). On the screen, he produces a document and a pen and puts it on the table. That's all we see, but John is almost crying.
The next morning, Sarah makes pancakes and asks Cameron how her ballet class is going. "Dance is the hidden language of the soul," says Cameron, and Derek snidely says that first you have to have a soul, and I for one think that if there would be someone he could stop being rude to, the fearsome killing machine would be it. Derek asks about the status of the hand, and Sarah says she thinks Ellison has it. Derek recognizes that name as the FBI agent who questioned him. "What, they've got only one FBI agent in this town?" he says. That's kinda funny, although considering it was Ellison's questioning that led to Derek's transfer, and then Derek's escape, it's not exactly an implausible coincidence that Ellison's connected to the evidence. Sarah does think, though, that Ellison is the one who can "put it all together." So put a bullet in him and be done with it! Sarah gives Derek a plate of pancakes, and he makes to leave, until he's drawn up by a pointed "We eat at the table" from Sarah. He rolls his eyes but heads back there. John, however, doesn't even pretend to be polite, shoving the piece of paper with the address Sarah wanted at her on his way out the door. Somewhat miffed, Sarah glances over at her bag on the counter, and then looks through it, but doesn't find what she's looking for.
Sarah doesn't have to look too far; John's ejected the tape but left it sitting there, protruding from the VCR. Sarah walks over and stands there for about five hours before putting the tape back in the VCR. We start out watching the video and then move into full-fledged flashback. The suit introduces himself as being from DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services), and says he's just dotting some i's and crossing some t's. He puts some paperwork in front of Sarah. "It basically states that you voluntarily and unequivocally consent, that you have been advised of the legal consequences of this relinquishment, that you understand that your consent is irrevocable, and once these papers are signed, all parental rights will be terminated." Wow, "terminated." Some choice of words. I'm surprised he didn't get a pen in the neck. Sarah stares at the pen for a moment, before picking up the pen and signing the papers, silently. Back in the present day, Sarah watches the video and reflects. "So that's why he's moping around, feeling sorry for himself. I'd better do something about this before he starts listening to My Chemical Romance."