The next morning. Snow around the school. In the teacher's lounge, Tina, coach of Winslow High's sexy cheer-litas, is chatting with another young female teacher we've never seen before. I mean, we've never seen her before, have we? Did I miss it? The way she's written into this episode suggests that we're supposed to know who she is already, but I don't remember her, and I've been paying fairly close attention. Anyway, they're talking about Kevin getting fired, and how ridiculous it is, given all the people who have been guilty of far more egregious transgressions thus far this season and still have their jobs. Such as Harry Senate. But, oops, Lauren comes into the lounge just in time to overhear this random new woman saying, "You know, Harry Senate shoots off a gun and he stays. Kevin Riley keeps the confidence of a friend and they show him the door. What I want to know is who did Harry's parole officer go down on here to get him special treatment." Lauren, head in the fridge, nevertheless catches this last part, and perks up a bit. "What are you talking about?" Random New Woman Teacher is all, "Oh, the usual. Just how the school is going to hell because the idiots in administration are the dumber kind of idiots." But Lauren wants to know what they were saying about Harry, and when she gets persistent, New Woman says, "With all due respect to your relationship with Harry, I can criticize him if I choose to." This is true pretty much irrespective of any other mitigating factors; this woman, whoever she is, can criticize whomever she wants to criticize. But Lauren's all, "Oh? And why is that?" So that Random New Woman Teacher can say, "'Cause I been there." And walk out. I'm guessing she doesn't mean that she's been criticized, which is what, grammatically, her reply actually suggests. I'm assuming she means that she's been there, in Harry's bed, having sexual intercourse with him. Tina turns to Lauren, semi-apologetically: "She's a bitch. I admit it. But she's good company."
Episode Report CardKey Grip: B | 287 USERS: C+
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