Steve's office. Lauren comes in and tells him he's being unfair. "You can't expect kids to rat on each other." Steven is all, "Whether I expect it or not, Lauren, that is what the honor code is all about." Lauren points out that they were his teammates; Steven reminds her of the systemized cheating. "John LaBlonde deserves that award," says Lauren. "No," says Steven, "he doesn't." News flash. It's not up to either of you. That's what the committee that gives the award is for. Sign his application, tell them about the cheating scandal, and let them decide what disqualifies him and what doesn't. I don't want to work with anyone who'll stab his teammates in the back just because of some externally applied "honor code." Anyhow, they have the same conversation again, only with longer sentences this time: blah blah blah Steven says he's not the best Winslow High has to offer blah blah blah Lauren says that's too much to expect of a seventeen-year-old. Steven says, "Not the kind that qualifies for the Magnet Club award." Oh, please. He is being way too harsh.
The office. Milton has come to talk to Steven, and The Exposition Fairy tells him Steven's busy. Milton is upset, apparently, about his ongoing role as the butt of every joke at this school. As a public high-school teacher, he should have known better than to use his actual last name with the students. Because it has the word "butt" in it. Anyway, he asks The Exposition Fairy how would she like it, and she's all, "I probably wouldn't. But I also wouldn't go running to the principal's every time like a big crybaby! I would do something!" Milton wants to know like what: "Throw Cheryl Holt against a locker? Borrow Harry Senate's gun?" The Exposition Fairy says, "Why don't you pretend you're the Milton Buttle you once hoped to be, and do whatever he would do?" Ouch. Milton tells her he's required to take crap from students, but he doesn't have to take it from her. I'm not even sure about that first part, but whatever. Then, when Milton tries to leave, The Exposition Fairy is all, "Milton. If you've got something to say to me, let's step off school grounds." He says, "Are you challenging me to a fight?" Heh. And he looks scared. "I'm challenging you to a date." Now he looks more scared. "You want to go out with me?" Please, how Ally McBeal is this? Ooh, contentious banter, watch the sparks fly! Only this is the first time we've seen these characters exchange more than a few words, so why on earth would we buy this? Anyhow, she's still talking: "I have a bet that you couldn't possibly be as big of a wimp as you seem. So yeah, I need proof." Milton says, "This is not a way to ask a person out," and flees. The Exposition Fairy? More like the Proposition Fairy. Don't worry, I've got a better one in case Milton gets lucky.