Somewhere, in some room, Dick Teachie is talking to a union rep. "Trust me, Danny, you'll lose." Apparently, this guy has been a union rep for a long time. We know this because he looks around for The Exposition Fairy, and, not spotting her, says, "I've been a union rep for a long time. If the school fires you for using that word, I don't care what the context, they will be upheld." Then he gives a bunch of examples of people using the word in relatively innocuous ways, and getting fired. "The context always gets lost in the firestorm. The uproar will be that you used it." Dick Teachie says, "We're teachers for God's sake." I'm not sure what he means by that. Maybe he's just trying to remind us that this isn't a show about lawyers. Union Rep says that schools always come down to politics, and suggests that Teachie choose another topic: "Something lighter. Like the death penalty."
Vice-Office. Scott is explaining to Ronnie why she cannot have Natalie live with her. "We have a policy." Why do schools always come down to policy? WE'RE TEACHERS, DAMMIT! Anyway, Ronnie points out that it's really cold outside, but Scott explains that it's hard enough for teachers to push students academically, and that she won't survive if she tries to fix their home lives, too. "Harry does." "Barely. And the truth is, I wonder." Ronnie isn't taking no for an answer. "She's living in a Volkswagen." Scott asks if the girl is in danger, and Ronnie says that she seems pretty well-adjusted, considering, and is attached to her mother, but still Scott suggests that Ronnie call a place he knows that might help them out with job assistance, that has close ties to Social Services. He gives her the number. She says thanks. He says, "Look inside any teacher, and you'll probably find a nurse." That's who's been eating all the nurses! No, but what's with Scott being the official utterer of pithy teaching truisms?