The next day, as the Ubiquitous Sunshine Lady is telling the kids that the staff is looking forward to seeing them graduate that night, Shanna approaches the school and sees fairly harmless graffiti drawn on the pavement in front of the main entrance. You know, "Seniors RULE" and "Seniors 2000," that kind of stuff.
Meanwhile, Morgan's dad is dropping Duncan off at school, and Duncan innocently asks if Morgan's going to graduate that night. Papa Morgan responds that no, Morgan will not be participating in either the graduation ceremony or the party afterwards. Duncan's all, "What NOW?" and rolling his eyes. Dad's all, "Morgan's a fucking idiot." Duncan's all, "No shit, Sherlock." It seems that Morgan and a couple of his buds were the ones responsible for the little art fair displayed on the school pavement. I know. You're thinking, "Dude. It's just some spray paint. Big fucking deal. And they didn't even use swear words!" That's what I was thinking. Unfortunately, they were caught in the act by Highland Park's finest. At, like, two in the morning.
So, Morgan's been suspended through graduation. How dumb is that punishment anyway? It must have been really difficult for the administrators to come up with that one. "Let's see...one more day of school...graduation's tonight...um...okay...BANNED FROM GRADUATION. BANNED FROM GRADUATION." "Right, but, I'll still graduate, right?" "What's that?" "I'll still graduate. I'll still receive my diploma." "Oh, yes. Right. Yes, of course." "I just won't be walking across the stage with a bunch of hysterical pre-college maniacs." "Uh...yes." "Great. Fine. Whatever. We done here? Because I desperately need a venti caramel macchiato."
Back at Casa de Morgan, Dad is going off on Morgan about how the rest of his friends are suiting up in their caps and gowns over at Ravinia, and this is the time for Morgan to think about what he's done. Morgan pretty much just stands there looking boldly defiant. As Dad exits the room, he gives his parting shot: "You're fucking up everyone else's life around you, Morgan! STOP IT. You only have a right to fuck your own up." Well put, Papa Morgan.