Luke sits alone in the locker room watching game tape. Jess comes in and Luke ask-states, "He's not coming, is he?" She confirms as much and Luke jumps up and closes his binder. But Jess grabs the binder and tells him that this isn't about him, it's about her. She wants to win. Because? I mean, I just need a little more forward motion on this whole A Locker Room of One's Own plot. She starts rattling off plays at him and Luke stutters in response. She tells him to sit down, because they've got work to do.
Back in Not Chicago, Matt and Julie lie around in bed talking about how much they've missed one another. She pauses and then tells him that she has something to tell him and she wants him to promise not to freak out. Which is the same thing she told her mom, but let's not get those mother-daughter/daughter-in-bed-with-boyfriend worlds mixed up. She tells him about her affair with the married Head T.A. Derek Bishop and apparently Matt has been running with a fast crowd in Not Chicago, because he's not really reactive to this news. He tells her that it's fine, he's not her parents, they weren't together, she didn't cheat on him. "But, I hope this doesn't freak you out, but I don't know, I think that maybe you and I need to, uh....we need to go get breakfast." She laughs, he hops out of bed and heads into the bathroom where we catch him in yet ANOTHER inscrutable look reflected by the mirror. Matt Saracen, what are you thinking?! I wish I had a camera follow me around all day so that after every interaction I have with someone, I can step to the side and look off into the middle distance inscrutably. Though, let's be honest, 99% of those looks would come after me saying something to my dog, so maybe my Inscrutable Look Reel might be a bit laughable.
Coach Taylor wanders into the crowded cafeteria looking for Vince. He just looms over him and nods his head, doesn't even have to say anything to get Vince standing up. They move a bit to the side and Coach tells him that he's benched on Friday. He reiterates that Vince has skipped practice and then neglected to show up to help Luke out on the plays. Vince complains that Coach is trying to ruin his future, and Coach tells him that if he keeps running his mouth, he'll be benched for two weeks. Vince answers with a "Sir" and a refusal to look Coach in the eye. "That's what I like to hear" Coach says.