Jen and Henry stroll along elsewhere. Henry says that he can't remember the last time he felt this depressed, and then says, "Oh yeah. Ten minutes ago." Shut up, Henry. Jen tells him that he'll get no sympathy from her. He says he knows, and adds that he thought he saw her smiling a second ago. She laughs and says he's not like other boys. He gives her the stalker staredown. She tells him he should lay off the grand gestures, and says, "You're like the Christo of teenage gestures." Ha! He asks who Christo is, and she tells him he's kind of like a sculptor, and starts to explain about his installations, but then stops and says, "Never mind." (I'd say he's more of a conceptual/performance artist, myself.) She tells him again not to try so hard. He says that it's just because he wants to know her, and to be completely honest with her. She says that no one over the age of six can be completely honest. He says that he can, and she agrees that, although she doesn't know how he does, he has "that thing that children have." He tells her that she has it too, and she says that she doesn't think she ever had it. You know who has "had it"? ME. I've had it with both of you. He says he can teach her to be honest like he is, and tells her to say whatever is in her heard right now. She leans forward and gives him a peck on the mouth, and asks whether that was honest enough. He says it was almost honest enough, and then they kiss for real. I'd like to add that in this scene, Henry's hair was very depressed, and he was wearing this long black overcoat into the pockets of which his hands were thrust so deep that he was kind of hunched over, and all I could think was "Trenchcoat Mafia." So I really hope they're not building to some kind of Very Special Episode in which Jen's four thousandth ambiguous rejection of Henry causes him to lose it and open fire on the school. OR DO I?
Episode Report CardWing Chun: D | 495 USERS: C+
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