Principal Steve comes in, and Lauren says, "Oh, Steven. John LaBlonde's Magnet Club application? I need your signature before I can send in the packet. It should be on your desk." It is, says Steven, on his desk, but he won't sign it because John is on the soccer team. "So? He wasn't one of the players who cheated." But Steve says that he knew what was going on, and by not coming forward about it, he violated the school's honor code. "I can't recommend him for the Magnet Club. One of the criteria is leadership!" Hm. Makes sense. Kind of. Unless you've seen Al Pacino's big speech at the end of Scent of a Woman, which sort of blows this particular notion of "honor" right out of the water. Anyway, Lauren doesn't think so: "You are kidding, right?" But he's not. I wonder what kind of consequences this news will have for John LaBlonde. Probably nothing too serious, right? Right?
The dungeon. Harry Senate is leading a class discussion on the death penalty. I'm not sure whether it's good or bad that the things we see people teaching on this show never have anything in particular to do with the themes of the episode. I know I hate it when they do things like have the class discuss Two Gentlemen of Verona on Dawson's Creek, because it's so contrived. Then again, what Harry Senate's doing right now seems arbitrary. The solution is probably to never write classroom scenes. Anyway, because the content of the discussion is totally unimportant, it gives me an excuse to skip it. Except to point out that during the course of the discussion, one of these supposedly terrible and limited students correctly uses the word "mitigating." Half the people I went to college with can't use that word correctly, and I matriculated at an okay school. Anyway, Harry eventually says, "Hey, you know what, where's Figgis? Anybody seen Figgis? He's been out all week." A student pipes up with the information that Figgis has dropped out. But, see, she's a Deseg, so she speaks in more, as it were, colorful language: "He's DO'd. He spends his days now asking people if they want ketchup with their fries."