After the commercials, Frankie cries a little and says, "It just seems so unfair. You make one mistake, you know...?" Yes, that's right. You make one mistake with your birth control, and you can get pregnant. Y'all know that, right? I don't have to tell you that, do I? "Yeah, I made a big mistake, too," says Mary. "I got arrested for trashing the school gym last year." Thanks for bringing it back to what really matters, Mary. Frankie smiles with surprise and then assumes that Mary doesn't drink or do drugs because of her probation. Mary corrects her, saying that it's more because she already feels out of control as it is. Frankie comments on the difficulty of mere existence and her lack of motivation. Mary gets all optimistic, saying that they can go to college together and help each other. Frankie's too out of it to look at the brochures now. "Maybe some other time," Mary says morosely, getting up to leave. "Hey, don't say it like that. Don't give up on me," Frankie tells her. "I need a friend." Mary needs a friend, too. Frankie says that they'll apply to college the next day. She says that Johnny's not such a bad guy. He wanted to get an English Lit degree and become a writer. (Oh, really?) Mary says that they all have plenty of time to become what they want. The baby starts crying offstage. Frankie says, "Whatever I'm gonna be doesn't change what I already am -- a mom." She leaves Mary to see herself out.
Lucy and Mike go over their dating contract. Lucy agrees to accompany Mike to major school events, but aside from that she'll be free to date whomever she likes. "I actually feel good about this!" she says. Way to rationalize, Luce! Mike has pre-drafted several applications for her. He babbles about the various schools and their requirements. "Shut up and kiss me," Lucy says. Man, she's got a one-track mind. "Not until you get an acceptance letter," Mike says. RevCam comes down the stairs, overhearing this exchange and getting all happy. "Goodnight, son, and welcome to Lucy's life. I hope you'll feel free to join us anytime for a meal, movie, laundry...whatever you need." Mike thanks him and leaves. RevCam asks Lucy if she likes Mike. "I don't know," she says. Yeah, Eric. How can she know if she hasn't even kissed him yet? Don't go putting the cart before the horse, now.