Patty is booted from the Cates home, and a detective named Jim Collins exits the house and asks to speak with her about Ben. They relocate to a Dunkin' Donuts, and Patty buys Libby a donut to keep her distracted.
The detective tells Patty that Ben is a loner at school, and everyone thinks he is weird. He suggests that Ben may have molested his sisters, too. And that he worships Satan.
Diane tells the detective to "screw off" (21.78), and she and Patty leave.
At home, the girls have acquired a babysitter—their deadbeat dad, Runner.
Diane leaves Patty and the girls with Runner, and Runner soon begs Patty for $800.
Runner owes someone that much money, and he says they might kill him if he doesn't have it.
Runner asks Patty to give away her engagement ring so that he can sell it, but she refuses.
Angry at not getting what he came for, Runner leaves—but not before shouting, "Bye girls, your mom's… a BITCH!" (21.130). Very mature.