Oak Ridge Elementary. Gaby and Susan are waiting for the principal, next to a kid who's there for eating paste. Susan asks what animal group he is, and he says, "Giraffe." She's like, "Damn." The principal calls him in and tells the ladies he'll be with them in a moment. Gaby apologizes to Susan for getting her in trouble, but Susan says it's her own fault for getting carried away. Gaby says it was just so important to her that Juanita was doing well, because her kids are what she has to show for herself. She doesn't have a career; her kids are her job. Whatever happens to her kids, it's because of how she raised them. Susan says that at least Gaby gets to raise them; she worries constantly that she's not there enough for MJ. They compliment each other's kids, and their own, and say their parents are the crazy ones. And this crazy system using animals. Susan says reading is just as bad, with otters and penguins and seals. Gaby says she knows: Juanita's an otter, and what does that have to do with learning to read?! Susan's like, "Juanita's an otter?" She says MJ's a penguin, and they both go from laughing to worrying and feeling all competitive again. Because they learned nothing.
Angie and Ana are shopping. Angie shows Ana a sweater and says it's pretty, but Ana says she'd buy it for her grandma if she hated her. Ana asks why they're doing this, and Angie says they're getting to know each other. Ana: "You know me, and you don't like me." Angie says it's not that, but she doesn't think she's good for Danny. Not because he wouldn't eat the rigatoni, but because Ana's a good-time girl out to have fun, not that Angie blames her. But Danny's been through a lot and needs someone who isn't going to hurt him. Ana says she knows he's been through stuff, and she gets that he lashes out and gets defensive; she used to do it, too. She says it's the thing that made her like him, because she knows how he feels. She says she doesn't care if Angie likes her, but she's not going to hurt Danny. Angie asks how she can be sure, and Ana says she can't, but it doesn't matter because she's not going anywhere.