David looks around Nic’s room. He calls Karen and tells her he is missing. He visits her and they hug. Flashback to a young Nic holding his baby brother, Jasper, in his arms at the hospital. David and Nic day goodbye to each other at the airport and David watches his son’s plane leave. Flash forward to David driving back to the house with the kids.
Flashback to David and Nick hugging at the dorm room. Nic reads a poem in class and hooks up with a girl. During a happy family dinner at his girlfriend's parents' house, Nic finds a bottle of pills in their medicine cabinet and swallows one. At the library, Nic searches up how to safely inject drugs and later injects heroin. Flash forward to Nic returning home and reuniting with his family.
David goes to Nic’s room and looks at Nic’s drawings and writings. David drives to The New York Times and asks a writer there about crystal meth. David meets an addict and the streets and takes her to a diner.