Morgan enters the house and his father calls out to him, needing to talk to him. Morgan tries to avoid it by yelling that his dad's still on the phone. Papa Morgan states that he's now off the phone, and Morgan reluctantly enters the study. "What's going on in school?" Papa Morgan asks. Morgan responds by pinching his father's cheeks like a deranged alcoholic aunt. Papa Morgan pushes him off and tells Morgan to sit down. Morgan attempts to ADD his way out of this confrontation, but Papa Morgan's having none of it. Papa Morgan talked to the dean of the school and found out that Morgan's gotta be a "fucking angel." "You understand?" says Papa Morgan as he turns Morgan's face to his. Morgan definitely understands. How do I know? Because he stalks off without responding. Yeah, that's the action of a kid who's just been tagged. Party's over, Morgan. Time to wake up and smell the failure.
"Morgan is terrified of leaving high school," says Papa Morgan in a VO as Morgan attacks his brother outside on the lawn. "And, subconsciously, he might be trying to keep himself there." In Morgan's car, Duncan straps himself in as Morgan says, "Duncan. Guess what? I'm not doing good in school." There's barely a response from the backseat. Morgan, however, looks like he just completely and totally realized something. And, for once, he looks like a man.
Close-up on a "Marines" business card. Oh, shit. We're back with Pueblo and his on-going quest to be a part of a military unit that is supposed to protect the United States of America. God help us. Pueblo tells us that he has to cut the umbilical cord in some way, and this is pretty much the only way he knows how. Yeah. That's right. By joining the Marines. That's how Pueblo is going to show his mother that he's an adult and that he's responsible for his own well-being. By joining up with a group of people who have almost LESS direction than he does. The Marines are the perfect place for a snotty, inconsiderate, self-involved, irritating individual. There are people who join the Marines because THEY HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO. Are you one of those people, Pueblo? I think not. Stick closer to home, my friend. You have two people there that care about you. Don't go thinking you can sever the ties that bind by joining a military group that prides itself on TEAMWORK. Cuz you are SO not the "teamwork" kind, darlin'.