Natasha pulls out her phone and texts Patricia that she's coming home soon. Patricia is upset, as she has been trying to reach Natasha for hours. Natasha thinks that her mom's worst fear is being disappointed, and she combats this by never letting her hopes get too high. Natasha decides to wait until she gets a call from Attorney Fitzgerald before telling her mother what's going on.
In Patricia's defense, she has good reason to fear disappointment after Samuel's consistent failure to step up for his family. However, the fact that Natasha recognizes Patricia's habit now suggests that she understands that it's not necessarily a good one, given that it's isolating.