Later, in Steven's office, Anthony Heald begins a new scene by, guess what, asking an incredulous question: "I don't see how that's relevant. This issue is our decision, not the parents' reaction." But Ms. Jelliclecat says that they're screwed, and explains thusly: "Underlying your decision is the wisdom of a teacher and a student carrying on a relationship. With the parents not challenging that wisdom it makes the relationship less shocking, and Kevin's decision not to report it " Scott repeats that that's not the issue, but Ms. Lilliputian suggests that they might want to give Kevin his job back. Steven's not having it: "I'm not giving him his job back. I don't care what the parents think. What Kevin Riley did was wrong, I don't care what the parents think. He didn't just indict himself, it affects this school, the profession of teaching it's not a small matter. It isn't trivial." Ms. Hammurabi is staring at him. Steven says, "What?" Ms. Magicallydelicious says, "I think that you should deliver our closing statement." Steven tries to point out that he's not a lawyer (the only person on this show who is not a lawyer, I guess), but she goes on, "If we're going to have any chance at all it is that kind of passion we need to convey. I can arrange it with the judge. Will you do it? All you have to do is tell the judge in your own words why Kevin Riley shouldn't teach at Winslow High." Steven sighs. See, because he's a lot less comfortable disparaging his friend to his face than sending his hatchet man to take care of firing him while he looks the other way.
At the bar where all the teachers go to hang out, the name of which escapes me right now, Marilyn, Milton, Kevin, Harry, and Lauren are all sitting around a table. "Marla's circulating a petition," Marilyn tells Kevin. He says that it's nice to know he has the voice of insanity on his side. But what did I tell you about those jokes? Oh, right, that she's shown no signs whatsoever of insanity since the very first episode. There's a long pause, and Marilyn can't handle the silence, so she says something that doesn't quite make any sense. "This is ridiculous. I mean, we're kids. Steven may have this big hero status thing for teachers, but we're also kids. Seriously, Harry, how did you get away with kissing Dana Poole?" I don't know what the point of that scene was, except that after this last remark, Harry looks sheepishly at Lauren, who stares coldly back, setting up