Rae has her own home with a basement and she allows Bubbles to stay there when he is not using. He tries to get clean for a brief period in season one and stays with Rae. He makes a more sustained effort after the death of Sherrod. In season five Bubbles has been clean for over a year following the incident and lives in the basement while working as a street newspaper vendor and a food kitchen server. Rae is still standoffish with Bubbles and will not allow him upstairs because of numerous betrayals of her trust. She eventually welcomes him back into her life after a newspaper profile details Bubbles struggle with his addiction. Rae works as a nurse and has a young daughter.