Ken, Nick, and Daniel lounge in a darkened room; it's impossible to tell whose basement it is. I feel we may safely assume that they're enjoying a post-joint moment of silence. Ken announces, "I think I'm going to break up with Amy." Nick asks why. Ken says he doesn't think they're right for each other. Nick is surprised, and says, "I thought you two were sort of a perfect couple." Me too! Ken sighs loudly, and heavily says, "Okay, look, I'm going to tell you guys something now, and you have to promise not to be jerks about it, and not to tell anyone, ever, okay?" Daniel and Nick, lying on the floor, glance toward each other and agree. Ken declares, "Amy's not really a girl." Nick asks, "What?" Ken explains, "I mean, you know, she's a girl; she's...she's kinda...she's kinda part guy, too." Daniel asks what that means. Very slowly (wise, considering his audience), Ken says, "It means that, when she was born, she was packing both a gun, and the holster." Nick considers this, then asks, "Um. Well, does...does she still have, you know, the gun?" Ken quickly informs them that "the doctors took care of it." Nick says, "Okay. Well, then, she's a girl?" Daniel grunts, "I don't think it works that way. I think you'd better get rid of her." Ken argues, "I don't want to break up with her! I really like her! I might even...love her." "Really," Daniel drawls. "Yeah," Ken replies, as if he's not too impressed about it, himself. Nick makes an "ouch" face. Daniel asks, "Does that mean you're gay?" Ken asks, "I don't know. Does it?" Very disappointed, Daniel explains, "I was joking." "Oh," says Ken, realizing that he's shared too much to the wrong people.
After the break, Mr. Rosso welcomes Ken to his "new office" (which he encloses in finger quotes), "courtesy of Big Brother"; it looks to me like a corner in the school library. Mr. Rosso makes a remark indicating his surprise that Ken is voluntarily speaking with him, and Ken admits that he can't believe it himself, but that he needs Mr. Rosso's advice: "Well, there's a...small, little, uh...chance...that, uh, I might be gay." Mr. Rosso mildly says, "I see. That's cool." Ken continues, "I thought you'd be a good person to talk to about it, since you're gay." Mr. Rosso says (without any particular emotion), "I'm not gay." "You're not?" Ken yelps. "No," says Mr. Rosso. Ken starts to say he'd always assumed Mr. Rosso was gay, and Mr. Rosso asks him why. Ken says, "You kinda have this way about you? And I've -- I've never seen you with a woman." Defensively, Mr. Rosso snaps, "Well, I don't bring dates to school! Look, there's nothing wrong with being gay. It's just not my personal preference." Ken looks confused and mumbles, "I think I'd better get going." Mr. Rosso invites him to "stay and talk about this," but Ken drawls, "No, I don't think I can."