I can't say the same for the next scene, though, as Annie and Ruthie open the door to see Ms. Riddle and Mrs. Mackoul on their doorstep. Ruthie says, "Don't you know I'm not going to Eleanor Roosevelt School anymore?" Ever the perky one, Mrs. Mackoul replies, "Neither am I, and neither is Ms. Riddle. We're all going to the same place, Ruthie." Would that place be hell, by any chance? Well, close to it: Ruthie's old school. Imagine! What are the odds? I know that last week Ms. Riddle was saying she had to leave that school since she was engaged to the principal, but I imagine that's all conveniently forgotten now. Yasmine arrives with her mother, and Nasreen thanks Annie profusely for all the help the Camdens have given her family. Annie asks, "Shall we start walking?" Simon offers to walk with them. It turns out Annie has asked a whole bunch of neighbors to join her while she walks to school with Ruthie and Yasmine. You know, that's going to get a little time-consuming for people if they're planning on doing this every day. Mary and Lucy decide to join the group. Lucy says, "We want to be a part of this too," while Mary nods and smiles vacantly. Lucy rudely points at the Japanese woman who's coming over to them and waving so hard it looks as though her hand may fall off. Yasmine gives us one final, painful speech: "Thank you, Mrs. Camden. Thank you for this. It's not just about going to school, for me. It's about walking on higher ground." That's great, but for me, it's all about trying to forget this episode ever happened.
Episode Report CardCate: C | 330 USERS: C+
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