In Canada, Emily (Alexis Bledel) de-boards a train and climbs a set of stairs to meet her wife, Sylvia (Clea Duvall). She worries Sylvia won’t show, but she does and they embrace. Sylvia takes her to the home she shares with their son, Oliver. When they arrive, Emily looks around and Sylvia tells her she made pasta salad and purchased the dirt-flavored tea Emily likes. Emily replies that she’ll probably stay in a hotel so it’s not awkward and Sylvia jokes that it already is.
Emily asks if Oliver remembers her, and Sylvia takes her to his room where there are several photos of Emily and the three of them as a family. Suddenly, he comes home and bursts through the door. He’s overjoyed to see both of his moms together and tells Emily, “I’m not supposed to hug you until you’re ready.” She responds that they can decide when they’re both ready and he shows her some fossil photos he got from school.
Later that evening, Emily watches as Sylvia readies their son for bed. He sees Emily and asks if she can read him a bedtime story about dinosaurs. She’s very touched and, as he cuddles up next to her, it all becomes too much, and she starts to cry. Precocious beyond his years, he offers to finish reading the book for them. After he falls asleep, Emily gets ready to leave, but then surprisingly accepts a beer and a chance at a convo with Sylvia.