Hope is holding Isaiah close to her heart as she watches the two of them. No longer shivering with Joy's baby wrapped up in her arms, she watches the action unfold.
Hope knows better than to try to stop Jemma. Her former roommate, contrary to all previous declarations of swearing off men since her volatile divorce, seems to be very much back in the game.
Jemma leans forward as she searches through the trays of goods she had baked for Flirty Cupcakes, a popular food truck in Chicago. Then Jemma looks up, takes a long sideways glance at Matthew, and unconsciously licks her lips.
Jemma slowly unwraps a Devil's food cupcake and presents it to Matthew.
Matthew hesitates for a moment, and then he smiles as he breathes in the scent of cinnamon.
Hope takes a deep breath and suppresses a sigh.
Isaiah turns his head toward his uncle and begins to cry.
Not even noticing his nephew, Matthew seems oblivious to everything else around him as he takes his first bite of the slightly bittersweet cupcake. He closes his eyes as he takes yet another bite, then smiles.
Just like that Hope can feel it.
Matthew has just gone under.