Meanwhile, Harvey is videotaping Lauren, and asks her to smile, and bugs her until she walks away.
Out on the terrace, Scott and Steven are chatting rather politely about the race issue. "I may sound like a bigot," Scott is saying, "but I think there's a code, yes." "Among blacks to promote other blacks?" "At least not to exclude them, yes. There's a duty to promote the cause." The cause being? "Equality. I don't disapprove; on the contrary, I find consolation in it, it's less a reflection on me, Marla's being on the list." Steven assures Scott that Marla is on the list because she has the qualifications to lead, and that, while she may be erratic, she gives good speeches to students and parents. Which we know, since we've seen, like, eight of them this year. Then he turns his attention to Scott: "I don't really know who you are, Scott. I don't. I love you. And you're the best assistant principal I could ever hope for. But Scott, you're about rule and regulations, you're about order and discipline, you're about schedules and budgets, I don't really have a feel for what Scott Guber the man stands for." Stung, Scott says that that's a pity, and heads inside.
He goes into the bathroom, where he finds Lauren, also there to be by herself. He's crying, and blames it on allergies. "Oh. Yeah. That's why I came in. Allergies." Scott laughs. "Great party." "Wonderful."
Out in the living room, more stuff happens. Dick Teachie heads out onto the terrace to talk to Steven.
"What do you want?" "I don't know. I thought maybe I could walk you to the parking lot." Anyway, Teachie explains to Steven that he doesn't get to sulk, because he and the other teachers are the hurt ones, because Steven is leaving. "It's my life, Danny, I don't have to put it out for a referendum." "Oh, that's crap. A lot of the teachers in there, they signed up for you. That's why I did, and you know it. You big baby." Steven smiles. "What did you just call me?" Teachie references Dana Poole's "you people don't know what you have" speech, and explains that Steven needs the trenches of Winslow to give him his precious integrity. "I'd like to see you survive without the combat," he says. "And I find it kinda odd, since for a teacher, it's what you give that you're actually getting. I don't know anyone who gives more than you. But. You know. You go have fun. Let me know what it's like at your big private school."