A visit from the fostering assessment social worker results in all the stops being pulled out. Billy buys a bread maker and fresh flowers, while Phil slips an engagement ring onto Sharon’s finger.
And yes, you heard that right, Phil is now going for foster care of Lexi instead of residency as he feels that it gives him a better chance of winning the case.
Not that Rick from social services is going to be won over so easily. After probing Phil about Ben pleading guilty to manslaughter, the Mitchell patriarch quickly makes his excuses and leaves the room.
Sharon follows Phil into the kitchen and reminds him that they are doing this for his granddaughter. As the questions continue back in the living room, Sharon assures Rick that, although they may not be perfect, they are loving parents: “As far as kids are concerned, we’ll go to the ends of the earth for them,” she says.