Dick Teachie's room. Teachie brings in Talk Time and asks her to have a seat. "What's the biggest thing you've ever done in your life?" Talk Time says she doesn't know like eighty times, and concludes that, perhaps, it was when she won a track race in the seventh grade. "So, in the scheme of things, tomorrow would kind of be a big day, wouldn't it? Going into a real court of law. Arguing a real case. For a senior in high school, that's pretty amazing. So I'm curious. Why aren't you excited? You seem to be complaining about it." Talk Time says she's nervous; Teachie says he gets that, but it's no excuse for complaining. Then he takes a seat by her. "I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. You know the way we tell every student that they can be whatever they wanna be? It's a big lie. Most students have limits they're never gonna shake. Some are even stupid. But you? You can do what you want. Be whatever you want. You're an incredible kid, Debbie. Now you're crying, which confuses me." And she says, "No one's ever said that to me before." And he says, "Well, I'm sayin' it. Right now." And Key Grip says, "Awwwwww." Then he tells her not to sweat the outcome of the case, but that she should never duck an opportunity. And "don't be afraid of Scott Guber. You'll kick his ass." It's a very sweet scene. And she does seem like a good kid here. She's been mostly annoying up to know, though. I'm still not over her whole "thinking about other women is cheating" nonsense.
Boston skyline by night.