Harry And Ronnie, Descending A Staircase. He is, after all, her Coach Kevin. Man, do I ever miss Milton Buttle. Anyway, she's bringing him up to speed on the Homeless Natalie situation. "You think she might actually be a homeless person?" Harry asks incredulously. Ronnie lists the reasons she's suspicious, and asks Harry to go with her to check out the spot under the bridge where the girl got arrested. He's reluctant. "If it were one of your students, you'd go!" BWA HA HA! He agrees.
Dick Teachie's room. He's showing his students a Chris Rock video. Chris is doing the routine about how there's a civil war going among black people: "There's black people. And there's niggaz." The students all laugh at the routine, and then Dick Teachie turns it off, and they all protest. "Clearly, people don't have a problem with Chris Rock using the word. But if Garry Shandling did this…you'd all be sick." Talk Time suggests that this is because when a white person uses the word, it "smacks of bigotry." Andre says, "Chris Rock has pride in African-Americans. Chris Rock knows black history. And with that routine…it's like he's challenging the black man to take responsibility for his image. It comes from a place. It doesn't put us down. When white people say it, it puts us down." Dick Teachie and Andre debate back and forth for a while, with respect and care, and each makes a number of intelligent points. Then Dick Teachie spots Steven in the doorway, glowering menacingly. Um…okay. Are we supposed to think that Steven overheard something really damaging? The music seems to think so.
Harvey's room. Lauren and Scott are trying to figure out why the heck Harvey told Amherst bad things about Mason. "They asked me. What was I supposed to do? Lie? I can't lie, my word means something." Apparently, Harvey is an Amherst alum, and they ask him every year for his opinion about the various applicants from Winslow. Harvey asks, reasonably, "Is there a rule that every recommendation has to be favorable?" He also mentions that there have been many Winslow students on the bubble whom he helped to get in. And, finally, he asks if it is not, in fact, in Winslow's best interests for him to be honest and candid with colleges. Lauren looks at Scott. Scott ponders.
Meanwhile, in Hoboville, Harry and Ronnie drive around looking for the bridge Homeless Natalie lives under. Man, I miss Stalker Daniel. A strange woman accosts them when they get out of Ronnie's car, and Ronnie gives her some money to get her to leave them alone. They approach the van that was described in the police report from the arrest, and knock. Natalie comes out. "What are you doing here?" Ronnie asks if this is where she's living, as though it's not obvious. Natalie wants to be left alone, and says that Ronnie has no jurisdiction over her private life. The strange woman is still lurking in the background, and now comes up behind Ronnie. "Natalie, you know these people?" Natalie orders Ronnie not to talk to the woman, and, in case we haven't already figured out that this is Natalie's mother, Ronnie asks, "Can you just tell me your relationship to this girl?" It's Natalie's mother.