The Hook Lady and Anthony Heald are at a schmancy restaurant for dinner. She's asking him if it's wise to argue the case himself, and he says, "It's just the motion to dismiss. Should we lose, and if the case goes to trial, I'll turn it over to a law firm." This is word-for-word what he said to Steven earlier. Were they not sure both scenes were going to make it into the show? Hmm. "You're not afraid of the ridicule should you lose? Are you trying to prove yourself, Scott? That you're capable of being more than a vice-principal?" Scott demurs, but she tells him it's okay if he's trying to prove something to himself. He asks how she knows him so well, and she says, "Well, during my last therapy session, Dr. Coburn [a.k.a. 'Therapist McMustache'] had to go to the men's room, and when he did so, I looked up your file." Scott freaks, but she's kidding. Or she says she's kidding. She may still be crazy. Because The Exposition Fairy is not here, Scott must undertake the awkward task of shifting conversation topics. "I certainly have more important things to do than go to court. The parents are up in arms about this sex advice column. Marla's on a rampage over vending machines. It never stops." That's really his line. You can hear the show screeching, as the dialogue tries to force the scene to change course, like the Titanic careening towards the iceberg, throwing its engines desperately into reverse. The Hook Lady tells Scott she wants him to fire Marla, because she's a nutjob. He says, "Do you really want to be playing the mental stability card?" Then he thinks better of saying that, but it's too late, because he already said it. "I'm sorry." "When you say things like that, it make me feel like you still doubt me." I still doubt her. Doubt that she's not crazy, I mean. Anyway, Scott handles it pretty well, saying that Marla's a good teacher and, in any case, it's not appropriate for The Hook Lady to ask him for favors just because they're "courting." Because the year is 1750, and they live in Vienna. Then, the conversation moves BACK to the sex column (screech!), and Scott asks if it's true that women can have breast orgasms. The Hook Lady explains, "The nipple is connected to the same nervous system." That is, the human one, yes? She says it as though each woman has eight or nine nervous systems, and one of them is for nookie. Is that true, Sars? ["Yes." -- Sars] Anyway, "it's common for mothers to enjoy orgasm while nursing their babies. I had them with Jeremy all the time." Scott just about knocks his plate off the table, he's so flustered. Or maybe he's having an orgasm. You see, when men hear certain things, it affects their ear-system, which is connected to their head, which is you know the song.
Episode Report CardKey Grip: B | 847 USERS: C+
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