“Where is Jack?”
Bad Bob smiles. “Off working the Zimmerman charm…whatever that means.”
Alicia leads Georgia on a tour of Samwell highlights while Bob waits for their son to come back. The tour finishes in front of the Lake. Alicia explains that when she graduated, there was a tradition of immersing oneself in the water–robes, formalwear, and all. The post-graduation swim has died out. She seems disappointed.
Alicia looks at her phone. “He hasn’t texted.” Georgia and Bob check their phones as well and shake their heads. Bob sends a quick “where r u” and waits.
They make small talk. Bob likes Georgia. She seems unflappable, like she’ll be good to Jack. He likes her as a person. He wants to trust her.
Jack walks up ten minutes later. His hair is slightly disheveled, the formerly smooth cowlick sticking up. Bob remembers Baby Jack, with the same cowlick. His tie is crooked. Alicia sees Jack’s face and catches Bob’s eye. They both have to look away to hide smirks. Jack is glowing, incandescent with happiness.