And now we're on the beach with Suzy and her father. They toss stones into Lake Michigan, and then Suzy makes a drawing in the sand and then rubs it out. Then, in a self-interview, she goes on about how she hopes that the people witnessing this show won't think that she's a complete and utter failure if she doesn't succeed at her dream of becoming an opera singer. She goes on to talk about her whole "Diva List" thing and how we shouldn't think she's crazy or anything. "Because," she says, "I know I'm atypical and everything, but, it's been a way to keep myself in order. So don't think I'm crazy or anything."
Dude. DUDE. We don't think you're crazy. We think you need a healthy dose of "YOU ROCK," but we don't think you're crazy. And was anyone else as disturbed by Suzy's excusing her on-camera behavior as much as I was? I mean, really. She's all apologetic about the viewers watching her through this year and then having to watch her potentially fail as an opera singer. Like we CARE if she fails or succeeds. We just want her to be happy! Am I right? I know I do. How insecure is she that she has to give us all a warning that she may not succeed as an opera singer? GOD! I just want to take her out for a few (dozen) margaritas and smack her across the face a couple of times with a frozen sea bass. Look, I know she's sweet and all, but her incessant mincing and whining about how she won't succeed and how she's not pretty and how she doesn't have a boyfriend is really setting me on my last fucking nerve. I certainly hope she's gotten her shit together. I mean it. Dude. I work about eight blocks away from Northwestern University. I'll trudge on over to the campus and go all ego-booster on her ass. Don't think I won't do it.
Pablo's in his love-mobile, moaning about how he's been alternating between staying at friends' houses and his father's house. For some reason, I assumed that Pablo's father lived in, like, Ecuador or something. I mean, he's never around, and Pablo never talks about him (unless he's complaining), so I just assumed he lived in a different country. Okay, whatever, because while I'm off wondering about the location of Pablo's father, Pablo's going on and on about how his mother's starting a new life and how it's a new beginning and a powerful end and sometimes you get lost in the middle. Yeah, I don't know what the hell he's talking about either.
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.