At New Year's Eve, Lydia goes out to a bar, where she meets Jim. They share some drinks and snacks, saying grace before they enjoy their food, and then perform karaoke together. The two make out, and when Lydia tries to have sex with Jim, he refuses, claiming it's too soon since his wife's death three years past. An ashamed and embarrassed Lydia smashes her mirror, crying to herself.
Lydia decides to report Noelle to the authorities, citing Ryan's unhealthy diet and his unwashed clothes. She also voices her disapproval over Noelle's dating life, and the fact that she is not religious. It is decided that Ryan is to be taken to foster care, and Lydia is confronted by an enraged Noelle who has to be escorted off school property by security. Jim watches on, disgusted at Lydia's actions.