Carol's walking out of school, and like clockwork, there's Ed. Ed mentions to Carol that he saw her and Molly walking towards the pie shop and watched them turn around. Ed thinks she's uncomfortable around him and Bonnie when they're together. Hey Ed, I've got two words for ya: duh-uh. She admitted last week that she was jealous of you two being together. Cut her some slack, huh?? Naturally, Carol panics when this is mentioned. Ed decides to go one better and ask her to come to dinner with him and Bonnie. He says they can all have a few drinks and put this behind them. Then he decides to goad her into attending the Bonnie and Ed Smooch Fest '01 by saying, "Come onnnnnnnn," over and over again. He draws the phrase out longer and more annoyingly each time he says it. Carol finally remarks, "Bonnie is a very fortunate woman."
Inside the Smiling Goat, Ed and Mike are tossing back a few cool ones without the constant urge to scream "WASSAAAP?!?!" at each other every few seconds which proves that there are still men out there who don't need to act like total idiots while indulging in alcoholic beverages.
Or maybe I spoke too soon.
Hillary Sanders walks in the door. She happens to be a girl from their high school days. Ed senses the scenario for a humiliating scene and bets Mike ten bucks that he won't speak to Hillary in a British accent. Hillary greets both men and Mike greets her with a pretty decent British accent saying, "'Ello 'Illary." As Mike tells her the story of his life so far, you can tell Hillary looks like she's holding a conversation with Hannibal Lechter. There's fear in them there eyes. She excuses herself and hauls ass away from Mike as quickly as possible.
An old man rings a dinner bell to get everyone's attention and introduces The Solids. They've hired a skanky tramp who looks strung out on something to sing. She has a voice like a bird...a buzzard. After the first set, which thankfully, we don't have to sit through, Ed approaches the band members at the bar. He congratulates them on a great set and introduces himself as Amanda's lawyer. The female guitarist can't believe that Amanda's suing the band because they kicked her out. The male guitarist can't believe their good fortune: this is something straight out of Behind the Music...you know...local edition. Ed says they don't have to play with Amanda, but they can't play her songs. The female guitarist says that Ed needs to take all this up with the band's manager and hands Ed his card. Ed decides to pay the guy a visit.