Delineation Alley. Talk Time flags down Teachie and asks if she got him in trouble. He says no, and asks if she thinks she gets extra help from him. "Sometimes. I mean...I know you're not being dishonest, but sometimes, working at the pool, I get the feeling I have an advantage." They part ways. Lauren flags down Louisa, but is shocked at her greeting. "What, I can't say hi?" "You can. You just usually don't. Do you want something?" "Well, now that you bring it up..." "Now that I bring it up?" Lauren asks The Exposition Fairy how it's possible that Steven and Scott take her to task for two things that seem mutually exclusive: being too hard on the kids, and being too easy on the kids. She thinks they must have a vendetta against her. Louisa's all, "Here's a wild idea. You're pressuring some students, and unfairly helping others. Later."
Louisa ducks into Harvey's room, and finds Harvey there, which is not always the case, so she's lucky. "Harvey, did you know that I'm half black?" "Am I your father?" Heh. How awesome would it be if she said yes? But, no, she gives a speech about being a mulatto, and growing up with friends of both races, and how, even knowing her parents, she had a difficult time with identity. "Imagine how difficult it must have been for your son..." She points out that, even at sixty years old, Pester is clearly not resigned to never knowing Harvey. "They say that one of the first things that happens to people when they have kids is they become less selfish. Harvey, you have a son."