Later, a memorial wake is being held at Josh's home by his mother, Emily (Felicity Huffman).
He is distracted by a news report of a school shooting incident at his son's campus library on the television in the bar.
Two years later, Sam has removed himself from his former life and is now living on a sailboat on a lake, far from home, having taken a job as a contractor's assistant and for the most part drinking away his free time.
His habits are causing habitual lateness and annoying his employer, who cautions Sam about repeated lateness.
Sam declares he is not interested, and continues to listen to more and teach himself his son's material.
Quentin tries again the next day and shows him an alternate arrangement possibility for the song.