Alison is reluctant to engage, fearful of Cole finding out. But not fearful enough to say goodbye and walk away, as Alison invites Noah back to her home to catch up. "I'm glad you're here, and I want to talk about everything," she says. She starts to tell him what a chance she's taking by bringing him back there, what with Joanie's custody possibly hanging in the balance. Noah, ever the empathetic partner, falls asleep on her couch as she relates her troubles. Seriously, this guy?