Shannon and Jocelyn meet. Jocelyn admires Shannon’s magnificent and wonderfully-lopsided jade plant. Shannon announces that she is moving away from Nyack, all the way to Colorado. Jocelyn is disappointed, since they only just met.
Shannon kindly offers to leave her jade plant behind in Jocelyn’s care. Jocelyn is thrilled, but she wonders if she has a green enough thumb to keep it thriving. Then again, it’s really her husband who has a knack with the plants: surely he’ll find the right water/don’t water schedule that she has never been able to master.
Shannon mentions that the plant could probably be re-potted in order to get it more on the straight and narrow. Jocelyn fears that this might not turn out well, so they keep it as is and watch it slowly creep more to the side of the pot.
Jocelyn wonders with suspense: Will it tip over? Will it hop out of the pot at night to sneak around and make scary monster shadows on the wall above their bed? Or will it simply walk out the front door, and hitch hike across the country to reunite with Shannon?
Only time will tell: for now, it just looks so perfectly, well…jaded.