Yokas goes downstairs and finds the first rape victim, who looks even more beat up than before. The victim asks if the line-up people will be able to see her. Faith tells her they won't. Faith explains the line-up procedure. The woman says that she's not sure if she can tell her husband, who is stationed in Germany. She doesn't think the husband will understand. Faith tells the woman she can call if she needs anything.
At the homestead, Faith arrives and sees a stack of bills in the kitchen. She goes to the bedroom after 2 AM. as Fred is in bed, asleep. She tells him she got beat up. She explains what happened with the rapist. Fred, naturally, freaks out. He asks why she didn't call. He gets up and yells, "You gotta quit this job!" Faith says she's not going to quit. Then, in tears, she says that she lost the baby. Fred loses it. He looks stunned. For a moment, his open mouth brings to mind the comic stylings of his acting twin, Larry Miller, but that only lasts for a second. The scene gets really poignant and soon Fred is sobbing like I recently was when I saw Dancer in the Dark. Instead of coming to comfort Yokas for her supposed loss, she has to come to him to give him some comforting. I know you're sad, Fred, but damn! Help your woman out! "It'll be okay," Faith says as she hugs Fred from behind. Oh, this is heavy. Sad, heavy, real. Acting chops all around. You guys earned the respect.
Next thing we see is a zoom out as Yokas sits on an exam table. She says in a voice-over that it was just before Labor Day. Her husband's team had won a softball game. "Wild Nicole" had broken up with Bosco. All three rape victims identified the rape suspect. And she lied to her husband about something important for the first time in ten years of marriage. The doctor comes in and Yokas lies back. "I'm not sure if we ever know if the decisions we make are right or wrong. I'm afraid they're usually...a little of both," she says. We blur-out on Yokas, facing the ceiling, her eyes blank.
Wow. Stellar episode, seriously. Hats off to Molly Price and John Wells for delivering the goods. Next week: racial profiling, Doc in conflict, Ty in denial, and protests. NBC is calling it "Awakening," just like they're giving weird names to all the episodes in their promos. Ignore them. Just watch the damn show.