Joss's mother shows up at Joss's apartment to get Casey's medicine. Joss goes to get it as her mother passes a critical eye over the apartment's interior and comments that she's surprised the building hasn't been condemned. Joss says carefully, "Mom, please don't bait me," and tells her that she likes it and is happy. Joss's mother goes on to say that she and Joss's father had an apartment smaller than hers while Joss' father was in law school working all night, and her mother was waiting tables and taking classes. "Yes, I know, you busted your butts. I wait tables and it's some kind of a crime," Joss grouses. Joss's mother says, "Jocelyn, we lived like this because we were working toward something. You live like this just to live like this." Joss says, "I don't get it -- Casey could set fire to the house and you'd toast marshmallows. I pay my rent on time and never ask you for anything." Joss's mother says that Casey is who she is, but that Joss had so much potential, and she asks, "What do you think people see when they go in there?" Joss' response is, "A woman who is taking care of herself." Her mother contradicts her, "No, baby, they see another black waitress. They don't know that you were good in science or that you took pre-med classes. All they know is that you want to fetch them another drink. How dare you be a stereotype?" Joss's eyes fill with tears as her mother asks, "Where is your sister's medicine?"
Cecilia is awake and watching TV when Sarah comes in from her latest shopping assignment. Sarah tries to talk to her: "Hey, you're awake. The nurse says your fever's gone down so that's good." Cecilia has no response. Sarah looks at the TV: "What, is this engrossing you or do you just not want to talk to me?" Call me crazy, but I'm going to go with the latter. Cecilia responds weakly, "I can't believe you gave them my name." "Du-uh, of course I gave them your name, they thought you were someone else, Cecilia," Sarah responds. Cecilia tells Sarah she did that on purpose to get out of paying her medical bill, but Sarah screwed that little plan up, and she goes on, "Now I have to spend a year working my ass off to get out of debt. I'll have to drop out of school, get a full-time job, probably two, I have to put my entire life on hold indefinitely because you had to open your mouth." Sarah protests that she didn't know any of this when the nurse came in saying Cecilia was someone else, and why didn't Cecilia tell her what she was doing. Cecilia tells her she didn't want to listen to Sarah argue the morality of it and then rush off to an expense-account lunch. Sarah says, "Hey, that's not fair." Cecilia says, "Oh, you're going to tell me what's fair? I'm broke because of you and you waltz in here loaded down with shopping bags --" Sarah rips into her: "These aren't mine, they are for my job, and you know what? You are out of line. You want to make me the villain? You want to make me the rich little girl who doesn't know what it's like to live on the edge? Well, forget it. Find yourself another example of rich insensitivity, because it is not me. You know the one thing that makes us different, Cecilia? It isn't money, it's manners." Sarah picks up her bags of rich insensitivity, gathers up her so-called manners, and leaves.