Out back at the pool, Tony has his feet in the water. Janice joins him. They make small talk for a little while about fireflies and nature. Janice puts her feet in the water. Janice says she knows that it's not his favorite subject, but she'd like to tell him the good news about Livia. She says that she's getting better and should be getting released soon. Tony asks how she can be getting better when there's nothing wrong with her. Janice explains that it's called "face-saving therapy," and that the patient has to think she's improving to get better. She says it shouldn't be much longer now, and Livia will need a place to stay when she gets out. "She's out on the street," Tony says. Janice says that the house is, in fact, Livia's. "Dead people don't have houses," Tony says, never looking up from the water. Janice reminds him that their father bought that house. Tony says that Livia should go back to Green Grove. Janice says she doesn't have that kind of money. Tony just puffs his cigar until Janice tells him to fuck himself. She lights a cigarette, and these two are making me want a cigarette so bad I'm thinking about lighting up my cat's paw.
Construction site. Tony jokes with Pussy that he should have seen the look on Bacala's face when he told him he had to be here today. Tony says that you can't get anybody good anymore, and that they're always thinking about themselves first. Pussy stays understandably quiet. Pussy says he hopes Tony doesn't feel that way about him, and that it's just his back keeping him out of these things. Tony says he's done plenty and paid his dues.
Two men show up at the site and see Tony. They start calling his name, and Tony freaks out and drives off. He shouts out the window, "I'm supposed to be seen here, you fucking idiots?" They're all dumbfounded.
We follow them up to the gathering outside the construction site. They're moving their trucks in, yelling that the protestors need to get out of the way. They're still chanting that they want jobs. One of the protestors sizes up with Christopher. They call each other horrible names and discuss sex with each other's mothers until a riot breaks out. More cars pull up with mob men holding baseball bats, and fighting ensues. Bacala is the last to walk up. Trucks are honking, men are fighting, Bacala has a weak back. The foreman hides in his trailer as the Reverend keeps shouting.
Livia's in her hospital room, sitting in a chair. Janice walks in and sits down. She tells Livia she'll be getting out of there soon. "Wanna go home?" she asks her. Livia says she doesn't really want to go back to her house, and that she'd rather go back to Green Grove. Janice says that place is for people that don't have anyone to take care of them. Livia says it's not that bad, they give you fresh towels every day. Janice says that Livia can't go back there. She says it's dangerous there. She says the owner is missing and that they suspect foul play. Livia immediately starts choking, and Janice runs out to the hallway and calls a nurse in. When the nurse gets there, Janice tries to give Livia some water. Livia moans, "Why do they make cookies that way?" Janice scolds that Livia scared her. Livia asks everyone to go away and give her a minute. As they leave, you can see Livia look up after Janice for just a second. And for just a second you know that everything is an act.