Stephanie is ready to help the homeless and is hesitant, but excited, to meet the residents and hear their stories. She is convinced that she has found her life’ s purpose. Brooke informs Eric that Stephanie is not recuperating from her surgery as she should be, but is downtown at the homeless shelter. Eric is upset and can’ t believe she would choose to spend her last days with the homeless instead of with him. Brooke thinks that Stephanie could be an inspiration for both herself and Eric. Stubbornly set in his ways, Eric explains to Brooke how he had envisioned a different retirement for him and Stephanie.