Miranda admits that she misses Via's parents the most. She thinks it's pathetic that she felt safer with them than she did with her own parents. Miranda says she also loved August and once called the Pullmans just to say hi to him. He told her all about school, and she reminded him that he can always call her. Miranda asked him to tell Via hi for her.
Again, Miranda's comment about loving Via's parents shows that she thrived on the affection and guidance they were able to show her even in a limited capacity, suggesting again that teens absolutely need parental guidance to thrive and grow.