Tony is very worried about Helen. He hates being so distanced from her. Pat tries to help, saying she thinks Helen has turned a corner, but Tony isn't so sure.
Pat and Kathy talk about Jamie. Kathy is very worried about his education. Pat remembers how tricky it was with Tom. When Tony comes in he isn't particularly welcoming to Kathy and she's a bit embarrassed. Later, Pat protests that Kathy's lonely; she's just trying to be supportive.
Kate takes Phoebe out, reluctantly taking Ruairi too. They go out for a pizza. Kate is focussed on Phoebe, who isn't looking forward to Kate going away. Kate doesn't pay a lot of attention to what Ruairi is eating, and when Phoebe asks if they can go to Laser Fray instead of the cinema, Kate says yes.
Ruairi finds the whole laser experience a bit much, and is sick. Jennifer is not impressed. Then Kate explains that she's worried about Phoebe. Kate's going to have to break it to her that she's going to South Africa for longer than she thought at Christmas.