Mary is confused and concerned when her husband, John, walks into the house mid-afternoon on a weekday. After a few difficult exchanges, it seems John blew up at work. As he describes what happened and tells her he hasn't been fired - "not yet anyway" - it's obvious that he and Mary have a strained relationship, especially lately. He finds a way to share that despite all the challenges, and he has a sense that things are going to change for them - things are going to get better between them. He admits he doesn't know why he knows this and relates how he was visited by one of the Accounting guys who witnessed his outburst. He had come to his office and told him that he and his wife have been praying for John and Mary ever since the Christmas party. For a brief moment, John and Mary are on the same side, curious and knocked off-balance by the fact someone they barely know is praying for them. The scene ends with them re-engaging into their agendas for the day, Mary thanking John for coming home to tell her this, and the audience feeling a glimmer of hope for the well-being of their relationship and their faiths.