Once Mattie's family is on the mend, she returns Mrs. Loomis's jars and basket before going back to work at the Glenmore.
Mrs. Loomis, who helped Mattie take care of her family along with Weaver's mom, asks Mattie if she's been taking cod-liver oil, and Mattie lies and says yes. Pa is still coughing and Beth is weak, but the family is doing fine.
Mrs. Loomis makes small talk with Mattie and then Mattie gets a minute with Royal before she leaves. She asks Royal if he loves her, but he sidesteps the question; Mattie thinks of how helpful he was with the cows and the calves while the family was sick.
One calf, Baldwin, desperately misses his mother Daisy, but he's learning to cope with what he has left.
Mattie slips the ring Royal has given her on her finger and says they need to talk to her father.