Stairwell Of Depressed Sitting Conversations. Natalie and Ronnie are sitting there, depressed. "He told you everything?" "Yeah. I feel so stupid." Ronnie points out that Jason doesn't really know Natalie. "This is a reflection on him, not you." Natalie is more concerned with the fact that everyone thinks she's a freak, and how's she going to face them? Ronnie suggests that Natalie go to the prom anyway: "Given what's happened, you're going to remember this night for a long time. So you can either remember it as the night you sat home, hating the world. Or, you can remember it as the night you said to hell with them, and went anyway." Motel-lita doesn't look convinced: "Hating sounds good." Ronnie tries another tactic: "You once said you'd like to be like me. Did you mean it? I'd go." Natalie's all, "I said I'd like to be like you. I don't have your courage." She doesn't think she's going to go. That way, she can surprise us after the last commercial break.
Sanctum. Scott is asking Steven's advice on how to ask Lauren to the prom. "It's easy. You just say, 'Lauren, would you like an escort?'" Scott reminds Steven, and us, that last year she accused him of sexual harassment (which isn't really true; someone else characterized it that way, but Lauren never did), so he's on dangerous ground. "Well, what makes you think that she'd even want to go to the prom with you? Not that any woman wouldn't." Scott explains the connection he felt with her at Harry's party, and even does an impersonation of Lauren asking him to dance. Steven chuckles, and urges him to "keep it simple. And don't do that voice thing." What voice thing? "You know, like you're doing Shakespeare." I don't do that! "Fine. Then keep not doing it when you ask her." Heh.
The Dungeon. Harry is reading printed emails that Transgenderino seems to have given him to look at, reluctantly. He admits to getting email like this every "once in a while. No one's gonna Matthew Shepard me, it's not cool." Harry tries to make Robin understand the level of hatred out there: "In some states, gay couples can't even adopt children. Now, you might think the world has changed, but it hasn't changed enough, let me tell you, and I don't want to see you end up as some TV movie of the week." Robin retorts that he's doing this because the world hasn't changed enough, and notes that there are politicians, movie stars, powerful people still in the closet because they're afraid to come out. "Well, if you win, don't confuse ridicule for acceptance." Robin says, "If I don't walk down that plank, who's gonna walk it for me?"