Tyra and Julie saunter down the hall bitching about having to participate in Powderpuff. Tyra is pissed that Tim "has the gall to pick that bony, little..." and Julie, seeing that the "bony, little" one in question is immediately in front of them, interjects loudly, "Lyla!" to prevent Tyra from finishing her own sentence with the same word. As they walk by, Lyla offers to Tyra that Buddy says that Tyra's mom is doing really well on the job. Tyra swings around in mid-stride and snarks back about maybe her mom getting her own dealership someday. Julie looks totally scared that the gloves are about to come off. I look totally psyched that maybe the gloves are about to come off. Tyra swings back around to keep walking, and Lyla clenches her mouth and calls after her: "I was surprised to see you on the field today. I thought you hated football..." The thing is, is that Lyla's got her mouth all tough-chicked out, but she isn't saying anything remotely tough. This whole scene, I really wanted Lyla to come back with something really biting and awesome; not because she could ever even remotely approximate Tyra's awesomeness, but simply because Lyla needs to embrace the inner bitch, and quick. Tyra, though, is BFF with the inner bitch, and she swings back around with Julie by her side and smarms that she's changed her mind and is "goin' to get reaal into Powderpuff this year."
Tyra and Julie walk past Smash and Waverly and the camera stays with the latter pair. Smash is offering to "jack up Grier for disrespecting" her. Waverly tells Smash that that isn't the issue, that she's pissed that Smash doesn't seem to care about what Mac said. Smash tells her he's no Jesse Jackson, and that his "cause is football." He tells her that Matt and Riggs don't get up on a soapbox "every time a brother says something messed up." She tries to introduce him to the concept of structural racism by reminding him that "that's a completely different situation," and he tries to introduce her to the concept of dumbassery by telling her that her recognition of differing effects is "racist right there."