Ryan is at his apartment sleeping off a hangover when the phone rings. It's Carroll, having just returned from his morning jog. He realizes that Ryan is sleeping in because he's been drinking and figures that he's taking Claire's loss badly. Carroll says that he just wanted to check in on in his hero and gloat, and Ryan hangs up. The phone rings again and Carroll advises him to become a functioning alcoholic at the very least. Ryan tells him to get to the point and Carroll tells him not to fall apart until he's finished his story, and meanwhile he's going to enjoy a fresh start with Claire. He admits that it will take time to win her love back but he's looking forward to it, and wishes Ryan a nice day...Read the full recap
Carroll: Tell me, Ryan, do you believe that love conquers all?
Ryan: Now there's a tired cliché.
Carroll: Eh, fair enough.
Haley Mercury: Hey, baby. You got me freaking. I can't be mixed up in some murder cult. What are you, crazy?
Vince McKinley: The word "cult" is ghastly and inappropriate and offends me greatly. We're more of a family.
Claire: I mean, this house and this people. Who are they?
Carroll: You could call them my friends, my family, people I want to help.
Claire: You mean the crazy, psychotic unstable people out there?