Sparrow: The reason I’m bringing this all up is . . . okay, how much do you know about Beings?

Sparrow (thinking): Got to explain as much as I can without giving Patrick away.

Mrs. Applebaum: Like that rabbit that caused all the fuss at South Station?

One long explanation (and a shower) later . . .

Sparrow: So it turns out I can see their fights. And apparently that’s weird.

Mrs. Applebaum: Well, you certainly don’t get it from my side. You don’t think your sperm donor could have been a Being, do you?

Sparrow: No, Mom, it’s like I told you. They’re not fertile. I mean, they have the cells and stuff, but when anyone takes some to put under a microscope, they disintegrate into carbon.