Snotty Boy gets taken out on a gurney. He got what he deserved. Making fun of smart people is very dangerous. A cop asks Marla and Harvey to explain what happened, and they do, and he gives them a look like, "What idiot let these two teach together?"
That idiot's office. Steven is saying to John, "Whether or not you'll be prosecuted is up to the police. But you are suspended here. For how long is still to be determined. Son, I want you to go see Mr. Lick. After that, I'll release you to your parents, or to the police. Scott, will you escort him?" Anthony Heald takes John out of the room. I was kind of hoping Steven would be all, "Now THIS is what I like to see from a Magnet Club applicant! This kind of decisive action! I've signed your form after all!" But no such luck.
Teacher's lounge. Lauren tells Harvey not to sing in the show. "The students don't really think you're good. It's kind of a gag, the way they cheer and go wild." I'm still not clear on why he needs to be told this. He enjoys it, the kids enjoy it -- what's the harm, really? He probably knows the real deal, somewhere deep down, and it doesn't bother him. Blah blah blah the joke has been passed through generations-cakes. Lauren breaks down the whole scheme. "They just pretend to like me?" says Harvey. But he doesn't buy it. "Marilyn doesn't want me to sing because I'm Jewish. Well, I am going to sing!" Good for him. I guess. Sort of. It's tough to care about this plot. Harvey leaves. Harry Senate comes in and makes some joke about stairwells, leading into her confession about John LaBlonde's confession. Nice segue. Not. Lauren's all, "He told me that he's in love with me. It's even an issue with his shrink." Harry has some words of wisdom: "Did you kiss him? Because when Dana Poole gets sad..." But Lauren wants to be taken seriously. She wants to know if letting him put his head on her shoulder was a mistake. "It was to comfort him, right? It wasn't sexual," says Harry. Lauren says she's clueless sometimes as to how to do this job, and Harry says, "Just follow the teacher's manual. I do. To the letter." Which is funny, until he drills it into the ground by listing all of the things he's done in the last few weeks. We. Get. It. "Did you hear he bit off a kid's ear?" Lauren asks. Harry's all, "Yeah. Well. He can't have you." Awww. I wonder if they'll get together. I predicted a nine-episode arc for this, back in episode two, did I not? Still on track.