Marcellas's mom talks about how Marcellas and Amy are a natural pair of goofballs, and Marcellas is her pride and joy, which is about what you expect her to say. Surprisingly, though, she then talks about how hard it was for her when Marcellas came out to her, and then they show him talking about how hard it was. It sounds like they were pretty well estranged for a while, but now Mama Marcellas seems to be taking the position that she'd rather know him and not be happy about everything he does than not know him at all. I think things still aren't easy for them, but she appears to be working on it. Which is...not a perfect outcome, but better than some get. It's an interesting little segment, rather unexpectedly.
More Julie, talking to Amy and Marcellas. How was it to be nominated together, were they bitter, did it drive a wedge between them, blah. Amy has adopted what I believe is an incredibly phony veneer of perfectly chipper giddiness throughout this entire show, which is actually a little creepy. This doesn't seem like her normal personality at all, because when she's amusing, she's drier and more laid-back. I'm not sure it's a good idea for her to push this hard to act happy. It occurs to me that maybe this is how she manages that thing where she always gets exactly what she wants -- she pretends to want whatever outcome she winds up with. She also completely downplays the fight, which I don't think is honest at all. She was really, really hurt, and I think that one's going to leave a bruise for a while, but for the moment, she's got boundless energy. Ick.
Now Julie asks Marcellas and Amy to say their final words, and Amy blathers quite meaninglessly about how much she's learned, and I'm sorry, but I'm just not convinced by this at all. She doesn't seem to actually be able to articulate anything she's learned, but she obviously feels like she should have learned something. It's possible that she really thinks she's gotten the point about her behavior, but nothing about this speech suggests to me that that's the case, and it's all just a little too quick to represent a total change of direction as a result of a conversation she had when she was drunk, as she's claiming. She closes with some prattle about destiny, and then it's finally over. She turns it over to Marcellas, who is told by Julie that he has practically no time left, because Amy talked for so long. (Now there's a metaphor.) He talks a little about how much he likes everyone, and he'll see them on the "outside" (it's not Alcatraz, Marcellas), and this really is very boring.