Crutching Teacher, Hidden Psychic
Sarah puts the baby down for a nap on a bed. She comes out of the bedroom and says he's asleep. She sits down beside Johnny on the floor, amidst several toys and baby items, saying, "The last time we were alone together, you said some things were worth waiting for." Johnny looks stunned. Sarah asks, "Well, haven't we waited long enough?" She starts unbuttoning her sweater. They embrace and roll to the floor.
Johnny's sitting at the table holding Denny and telling Sarah, who's cooking dinner, that his father's always over at Charlotte MacKenzie's house. Since her husband died, she's always got his father working on building one thing or another, but Johnny suspects Charlotte just wants the company, not the bookcases. Johnny's father, who's dragging an old wooden baby high chair out of the basement, says, "I heard that!" Sarah puts Denny in the high chair. Johnny's dad asks what they've been up to all day. Sarah looks at Johnny, who pauses and says, "Making bookcases." Sarah tells them dinner is ready. When they're all seated, Johnny's father says a brief grace and they dig in. Johnny's father says it feels good to have a family eating around the table again.
Sarah's put Denny in the car, and comes back to say goodnight to Johnny. He asks whether he's going to see Sarah again; she replies, somewhat sheepishly, "Not like today." Johnny doesn't have a coat on, and Sarah tells him to go inside. He starts to say that it doesn't have to end, and she cuts him off, telling him not to say it. He says, "I'll just say goodbye, then," and kisses her. She gets in the car and drives away. I look at the VCR counter and can't believe how much more of this banality there is to recap.
Inside, Johnny's father is watching the news; he says he's going to go to bed. Johnny watches a news report about the Castle Rock Killer, and sees the sheriff making a plea for any help the public can give. There have been nine rape-murders so far. Johnny's head seems to be hurting as they show the body-bagged corpse of the latest victim, fifteen-year-old Debbie Linderman. As he watches the report, Johnny mumbles to his father, who's ambled back into the room with a glass of milk, that he's going to try to help the investigation.