1. CONVERSATION 22: UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
On her way to her “Hamlet” stage audition (in a 25-minute one-take episode that hits five different locations), Gus brings up the relationship issues he’s having with Michelle as they settle into married life. Just when the couple thinks they’re back on track, one incident causes a near accident and sends them on a different route.
2. CONVERSATION 23: STOOL PIGEON
Michelle Macabee meets a “fan” while she’s on a walk at the beach, but her “fan” turns out to be someone she knows who spills the beans about Gus. Michelle walks away and is chased and harassed by this young woman until Michael Miller, a passerby, breaks up the argument and befriends Michelle.
3. CONVERSATION 24: WED-LOCK
Michelle challenges Gus in couple’s therapy, with their new couple’s therapist, Dr. Kerr. Gus claims he knows nothing about the “rumors” Michelle has heard, and by the end of their session, he diverts the attention off of him and makes Michelle an offer she cannot resist.
4. CONVERSATION 25: CARMEL BY THE SEA
After their adoption class, Michelle and Gus, while walking along the bike path next to the Expo train late at night, have a heart-to-heart discussion about the direction their relationship is taking.
5. CONVERSATION 26: BROMO-DRAGONFLY
Gus makes his way across the desert and we hear his thoughts as he struggles with everything he’s going through at this particular juncture in his life.
6. CONVERSATION 27: THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
In a fourth interview with Mrs. Shannon Pierce, a foster-to-adopt social worker, Gus, with Michelle by his side, is drilled with personal questions that make him so uncomfortable he threatens to file a complaint to Mrs. Pierce’s supervisor, but when Mrs. Pierce reveals what she knows about Gus, Michelle freezes in a state of disbelief.
7. CONVERSATION 28: TOPOGRAPHY OF MIND
Gus shows up at the home of a new client who uses their meeting as an opportunity to teach him a very painful life lesson.
8. CONVERSATION 29: COFFEE AND RUM
Michelle stops by the home of Michael Miller, the gentleman she met in episode two. One thing leads to another that causes Michelle to leave, but before she does, she reveals something to Michael that brings the two together in the most unforeseeable way.