Landry and Tyra sit outside her house. Tyra's waste-of-space mom comes out and asks Landry if he fixed the toilet for them. He has, and her mom goes on about how smart he is (ignoring the possibility that her daughter is smart-- which she is). Landry gets momentarily distracted by all the thongs and bras hanging on the line behind him. Tyra snaps at him and he gets back to some math that he's doing. "Um, if I carry the one...." Then he tells her: to get the 3.5 GPA she wants, she'd have to get a 6.4 GPA this year. Which: impossible.
Tami helms a faculty meeting. She is wearing a fantastic white skirt suit, sweetly telling them that she is there for open dialogue and that she really aims to be there for the teachers this year. The teachers pause for one moment before going for the kill. They need textbooks, they want to laid-off teachers rehired, they need a Spanish teacher that actually speaks Spanish, et cetera. Tami stutters about making a list.
Cut to football practice. Saracen is still stinking up the scene. Coach calls Saracen and Riggins over and tells them that if they don't get their shit together he will replace them. Then he tells them to "make it work." Somehow I think the Tim Gunn reference is perhaps lost on these boys? Practice resumes; in the background an ice-cream truck playing Beethoven's "Fur Elise" pulls up. I didn't notice this at first, but you can hear Mac shout out -- in complete "takin' no shit" coach voice-- "Smoothies!" Coach is like "What?" and demands to know what the hell the truck is. Mac tells him that it's smoothies-- "you know, those tangy drinks, with the fruit and the yogurt." Coach knows what a damn smoothie is. Mac says that McCoy's dad sent them over for after practice. Coach is like "GET THAT SMOOTHIE TRUCK OFF THE FIELD!" So then Mac walks toward the smoothie truck and shouts, "Get those smoothies outta here. Let's go!" The whole thing is sort of grandly absurdist. Even more so when one of the players kicks the dirt, "Damn, I wanted a smoothie" and Coach flips his shit.
School. Tami catches Tyra leaving the building and asks where she's going. Tyra says she's cutting class. Tami scurries along behind her telling her that no she isn't, not after all the work they've done together. Tyra snarkily asks her what the work was for, "to get into Dillon Tech?" and then yells at Tami for filling her head with college dreams. Tami tells her that she never said it would be easy and Tyra swings around and wags her finger at her mentor, "You never said it would be impossible!" Tyra stomps off and no amount of motherly growling from Tami -- "No, ma'am. You get back here right now!" -- will turn her around.