Glenn and Jerusha are having trouble finding a surrogate for their next child, but Dina becomes very interested. She considers that $20,000 is roughly how much money she earns in a year and begins pondering the things she would spend the money on. Dina and Glenn don’t get along, so they go through the effort to make it seem like they aren’t really interested, but both see the opportunity to exchange cash for surrogacy.
After coming down with an ear infection, Mateo reaches out to the pharmacist to see if he can get some medicine to help. He doesn’t have enough money to get a prescription, so he’s hoping he can bypass that system and go directly to the pharmacist. Tate subtly emphasizes that pills get miscounted all the time, implying that he can sell Mateo some drugs in exchange for cash. Black market transactions are hard to track, but they still represent an economic transaction where one person has something that another covets.