Harvey's room. "And he said you can't speak at all?" Marla is asking him incredulously. Though she does grant that Harvey's speech was insane. He says he just wants to make everybody proud, and she's all, "At the risk of sounding cruel I HATE YOU, YOU BASTARD!" No, she says, "At the risk of sounding cruel, why do you even still want to speak? When there's such a risk that you'll embarrass yourself?" He says, "I'm an institution here!"
Delineation Alley. Scott and Lauren. Incredulity. "She said that?" "Yes. She pretty much instructed me to invite somebody else. Look, Scott, if this is awkward " But Scott insists on not being cowed by his girlfriend's evil manipulation tactics. Good for him. So they're still going to the symphony. So, good. Good. I'll see you there. And I you. Fine. Fine.
Dick Teachie's room. It's talk time, but Talk Time herself is nowhere to be seen. Instead, suddenly, the kids want to talk about God, and, you know, like, why we're not, like, allowed to have him in school? How convenient. The actor playing a kid called Landon does a really good job delivering this line: "I wanna know what the school gets so uptight when we welcome him into our hearts." Teachie explains that it's not the school that has a problem, but rather the law. "We got separation of church and state." Landon gives a really bad explanation of the law: "The law says Congress can't establish a religion. A student praying in school? That doesn't establish a religion." He also says some crap about, with the world being the way it is, "He" gives them hope and faith. Everyone in the room nods in agreement. What. Ever. I'm not saying this is a good thing, but a kid who said something like that in a classroom in a large public high school in Boston would meet violent opposition from a classroom full of agnostic civil libertarians with a much better understanding of the law. I'm just saying.
The Stairwell Of Deep Conversations. Actually, we're in the hallway with Ronnie, but she's looking over at the Stairwell, and sees Mel-ita having a semi-whispered argument with a guy who is presumably her boyfriend. Something about "if you love me you won't say anything." And "this is so typical, I feel like you don't even care about me." Ronnie thinks this is a good conversation to go get involved in, so she goes over and asks Mel-ita how she's doing, back already, blah dee blah. Mel-ita says she's fine, her wrist is a little sore, and that it's nice that Ronnie keeps checking on her, but she'll be fine. Hmmm. A student asking for her personal life to be kept private when a teacher starts snooping around? Sounds like it's time to delve deeper and even more inappropriately, and violate that trust! After Mel-ita is gone, Ronnie grabs the boyfriend and says she needs to talk to him.