Patty Day—January 2, 1985 8:02 A.M.
- Our story shifts to Patty, Libby's mother. It's the day of her murder.
- Ben, Patty's oldest child, spends all his time talking on the phone, acting out a real-life male version of the classic board game Girl Talk.
- When not on the phone, Ben stomps around in camo pants and combat boots.
- This morning, Patty makes Ben eat breakfast with the fam, and she even makes him eggs instead of pancakes—because he hates pancakes.
- But Patty does make Ben take his hat off at the table, which causes a shock: Ben has dyed his red hair black.
- "Your hair was so handsome," (2.46) his mother tells him, and Ben leaves.