24. Listen, E.T!
The knock on his front door was a surprise, but the person behind the door was a bigger surprise: "Hey! Debs, Carl, what's going on? " His younger siblings come in. He closes the door. Debbie looks around. Carl throws himself on the couch: "Sweet crib. " Ethan laughs and places a hand on Debbies shoulder: "Not really, Carl, but thanks. What are ya doing here? " Debbie sits down next to Carl. Ethan sits in front of them on the coffee table Watson made for him in his dads shop.
The kids look at each other: "Ian left the military. He's working at this club- " Ethan raises his hand and waives them off: "I don't care. If you came here about Ian you might as well leave. " Debbie's desperate, that much is clear. "Listen to me, E.T! He's manic. Wanted by the police. You are the only one who can get him home. " Ethan shakes his head: "What bar? " Debbie lights up: "The White Swallow, I think. So, will you go? " Ethan shakes his head again: "I'll consider it. You guys want anything to drink? Tell me about school. How's Fi and Lip? And Liam. " He gets a bottle of soda from the fridge, and grabs some cups. "Tell me everything! "