Alex was booted from home due to his gender identity situation. He came to town to see a girl he believes to be his only friend. The guy who tossed him in the trunk is the girl’s older brother. He caught the two of them getting undressed in his sister’s room and flipped out. Traci wants the brother found pronto. Andy and Traci bring in the brother, but learn upon their return that Alex has bolted. Andy tracks him down via his friend’s cell phone. The kid doesn’t look good. Andy fears he may do something drastic.
Andy and Gail find Alex unconscious in a motel room. His wrist has been cut. Alex pulls through, but he’s still distraught. A pep talk from Andy telling him how incredibly brave he is helps. She only just met him and she already knows the world is a better place with him in it. In other news, Marlo is back on duty just two weeks after her shooting. Dov figures that the reason she’s downing energy drinks is because she’s been having trouble sleeping. He’s right. The woman Marlo shot died. Dov knows what she’s going through. He says wildlife documentaries and teen fiction (strange but true) helped get him through the night. Marlo appreciates the advice.
Chloe grills Nick on his undercover time. She wants to hear all the highlights. Nick recalls a time he and Andy were up all night watching French movies. Chloe was actually looking for police stories. She can’t help but smile at the fact that Nick chose to tell a sweet tale about Andy. Later, plans for the camping trip change to an outdoor barbecue at home. This is an event Chris and his family can attend. Chloe is also there. She tries to make nice with Gail. This bonding-fest goes south fast. Chloe is stunned by how mean Gail is. She’s the total opposite of Nick. That’s why Chloe blurts aloud that it’s no wonder Nick is falling for Andy. Uh oh.