Delineation Alley. The following is delineated: Marla and The Exposition Fairy discuss how great they were last night (at singing, you perverts), and apparently they've been invited to sing in the Christmas pageant. Lauren appears, and also thinks they were great. Brooke appears, and says she convinced the Christmas pageant people to include DaveKelley's Child, but Marla is disappointed when she learns that they won't be paid, because the event is for charity. Then Brooke drags Lauren aside and tells her that she thinks Steven and X are "getting back." Getting back what? Their groove? To business? In the USSR? I mean, "together," obviously, but that's a pretty big word to leave out. Then, The Fake Hand Lady approaches, and shows Lauren and Brooke her new fake hand, about which she is positively giddy. "Do you love it?…The salesman didn't think this particular model was me, but what do you think?" Lauren: "I thought the hook was you." Heh. "But this is lovely." Scott approaches, but is disappointed in the hand: "This is not myo-electric! It's only two and a half pounds per square inch! There's no microprocessor!" Dude, he listens to one sales pitch and he's Professor VanderHandExpert. Anyway, The Fake Hand Lady says she couldn't afford the extra-special hand on her teacher's salary (note: no longer an assistant). "They wanted an arm and a leg!" She and Scott break out into cutesy laughter at this and get all smoochy in front of Lauren, and, you know, GOOD. Serves her right, the heartbreaker. Though it's tough to wish her ill, since she's first in the credits, and has had fewer lines of dialogue this season than, say, me, which is going to become really sad really soon.
The un-geon. Billy Zane comes in to finds Ronnie at her desk. He offers to take her to lunch, but she points out that it is nine in the morning. He spins an elaborate web of seduction, which involves the suggestion that they go to a hotel and have sex until lunch, and then more after lunch, and perhaps skip lunch. She demurs, since she has, you know, classes to teach and whatnot, but Billy Zane reveals that his real purpose here is an attempt to find out what's making her so low. She doesn't want to talk about it now, but he presses her, so she says, "I'm lonely, Matthew. I get a little lonely during Christmastime, that's all." He's like, "What are you talking about? You've got me!" She's like, "Awkward pause." Ronnie's class comes in. She tells Billy Zane to beat it, so they agree to talk about "it" later, whatever "it" is. But I hope that, whatever "it" is, it doesn't involve the sexy blonde protagonist of the show telling her dark and brooding boyfriend that she's lonelier with him than she is alone, because, hey, if she did that, it would be WORD FOR WORD THE SAME AS WHAT LAUREN SAID TO HARRY LAST YEAR. I'm just saying, I hope that doesn't happen. I'm just saying.