House of Lick. Big Boy and Marilyn are trying to watch Daddy-No-Lita's tape. "Too dark," says Mr. Lick, "You can't make out much. She doesn't know if it's even on the tape?" Ms. Souter says, "She could never bring herself to watch it." They've been watching for over an hour (why haven't they been fast-forwarding?), and they look about ready to give up when Mr. Lick sees something on the tape. "Wait a minute. What's that?" Marilyn turns up the sound, and we can hear Daddy's voice saying, "It's just me, honey." Mr. Lick sits down: "He's in her room." They watch the tape. Various phrases and sounds are clearly audible, even if the picture is insufficient. Marilyn looks like she's going to throw up, and says something to that affect. I stop recapping this scene for much the same reason. Still waiting for the twist, though. So far this has all been pretty straightforward, from suspicion to accusation to proof. Where's the unbelievable ending? Only one more segment, after these next commercials, to get in the surprise…
Commercials. Anybody see Downey win at the Golden Globes last night? Heartbreaking, right? I don't know how on earth he can stay out of jail this time, but I hope he does. He's never going to get clean in prison.
Steven's Office. Marilyn has just shown him the tape. Steven apparently had the same thought I did, and asked about the mother's awareness. "Jody said she never knew," says Marilyn. "Okay," says Steven, after a moment, "call Detective Danby. This is a police matter." Marilyn takes the tape. "You have to do whatever you can," Steven says, "to keep a dialogue with Jody. Encourage her to get counseling." Marilyn says she will. The Exposition Fairy comes in and tells Steven that The Blob's father is here. I mean, she calls her "Christine Banks," but that might be confusing for those of you reading this.
Teacher's lounge. Lauren is engaging in her favorite activity, which is talking about Scott Guber behind his back to the whole rest of the faculty. "'Little girl in love'? I should bring him up on sexual harassment charges, I really should." I love it, by the way, that bringing someone up on sexual harassment charges is now, like, a fun way to get back at them when what they've done actually has nothing to do with sexual harassment. Harry says, "Lauren, the guy obsesses over you, and now you're obsessing over his obsessing." Kevin says, "If you really want to help Harvey, you should focus on his situation." Lauren says that Harvey doesn't want her defending him, that he wants to defend himself. Oh, that ought to work well. Or, as Marla "my two cents" Hendricks says, "Oh, god. He's as good as gone, then." Milton comes in. Everyone stops talking, even though no one was talking about him, giving him the impression that they were. He says, "What?" and everyone looks at him, because they actually weren't paying any attention to him before. Then he says, "There's nothing going on between me and Lisa Greer, all right? Thank you very much for your support. It's very gratifying to see that all…the hell with you!" He storms back out, passing The Exposition Fairy in the doorway, who says, "Kevin, Steven needs you now." Kevin's just made himself some popcorn, but obeys the summons, for when Principal Steven calls, you damn well go.