Daytime at Pier 70. Lindsay and Poull are sitting outside, as Poull plays an acoustic guitar. It sounds an awful lot like "Spoon Man" that he's playing. In a confessional, Lindsay says that being with her brother makes her feel the most comfortable with herself. Yeah, she loves her brother. A lot. We get it. Nathan is perched on a stump like a monkey. Poull finishes his song and Lindsay asks if it's "the new one [he] wrote," and he says it is. Nathan comments that it's "bad-ass." Yeah, because it was actually written by Soundgarden! It's totally "Spoon Man" with, like, one chord changed. Nathan asks to hear the song Poull wrote about his father because Nathan's father "passed away about the same time y'all's did." I don't even know how to spell "y'all's." Nathan goes on to say that his father was the coolest dad, and everyone wanted to spend the night at his house. Well, his dad must have been cool, because we know that Nathan couldn't have been the big draw. Poull says their dad was similar, and nobody ever knew he was sick. In an interview, Lindsay says her dad was "dying of cancer" and he was "still the president of his company" and no one knew that he was sick because he never showed it. Doesn't that seem kind of -- and pardon the term -- unhealthy? Then, Poull reveals that "it came as a surprise" (although it's unclear whether he's referring to his father's actual death, or just that he was sick in the first place) and that he came home and Lindsay told him the ambulance was just there. Their mother started crying and Poull "couldn't handle it" and "Lindsay took off." Lindsay voice-overs that she "put up this huge barrier -- HUGE!" and that no one could break it down. She wishes her father was still with her because "he meant everything to [her]." Have you ever seen a better candidate for massive therapy? I mean, I feel bad that her dad died and all, but come on. Poull sings the song about his dead father in a very nasal voice, and suddenly Janet is there, and the last line is "I've got to accept the memory of your smile." That will be important later on. Poull continues to strum the guitar as we look out over the water, which ripples like his memory, I guess.
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