Alexis Fawx sits on the edge of the bed, cradling her face in her hands. She's obviously upset about something. Just then, Jane Wilde, her stepdaughter, walks down the hall, passes her mom's room and seeing her upset, stops and enters the room tentatively. Mom, what's wrong?, Jane asks delicately as she moves around the bed and sits beside her mother. Alexis looks up quickly and composes herself hastily. Oh nothing honey, just allergies, Alexis lies, managing a strained smile for her daughter. Jane sees right through her mom's lie. Come on, she may only be her stepdaughter, but she can tell when her mom is upset about something, what is it?, Jane prompts Alexis patiently. Alexis takes a deep breath. It's just that-, Alexis starts and stops. No, she shouldn't tell Jane, not only is it inappropriate, but it is incredibly embarrassing, Alexis says. Again, Jane encourages her mom to share what's on her mind, and Alexis finally gives in. It's Jane's father, he...he cheated on her, Alexis says with a great deal of difficulty.