Jack catches Ethan at the train station: "What are you doing, are you leaving?" Ethan joins me in saying acidly, "Are you kidding me?" Jack stammers out an apology for treating Ethan like crap; Gayoda condescendingly says, "No, Jack, I'm sorry. You clearly weren't ready for this," and I go back to being on Jack's side. Shut up, Gayoda. Jack tells him, "That's just it. Because I don't know what 'this' is, so can we define 'this' before we decide who's ready?" Ethan relents and comes back down the stairs and drops his bag: "What are you saying?" Jack admits that he didn't feel uncomfortable taking a guy to the prom per se, but rather that he felt uncomfortable taking someone who doesn't feel the same way about Jack that Jack feels about him. "Jack," a stunned Ethan says, "I really like you!" "Then why all the hurdles?" Jack asks. "Why the long journey for us to be together, when all you had to do was just lean over and --" Well, because it's network TV, Jackers. "-- kiss you?" Ethan finishes. "Yeah, something like that," Jack says. Apparently, the writers also get a bonus for that sentence construction, because we've seen it a good four or five times in this episode alone. Ethan says he doesn't want to kiss "someone who isn't ready," and to prove his readiness, Jack will have to kiss Ethan first. "How do you know that I couldn't?" Jack says sulkily. "I don't know. I'm guessing," Ethan says wearily. Jack gets to his feet and says that maybe Ethan's "guessing wrong" -- maybe Jack is ready after all. Okay, let's review: two cute boys. In tuxes. Alone in the train station. Standing maybe ten inches away from one another. I'M DYING HERE, WARNER BROTHERS. ["Yeah! Give it up, already! Justify my love!" -- Wing Chun] Anyway, needless to say, Ethan points these very things out to Jack and dares Jack to kiss him. Jack's eyes fill with tears; of course, he can't do it. Ethan makes an "I knew it" face, picks up his bag, and walks out without a word, and Jack starts crying. Oh, sad.
Episode Report CardSars: D | 673 USERS: B-
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