Commercials. Morning, football field. Smash walks up to Coach wearing his short-sleeved white shirt, black pants, and tie that is apparently his Alamo Freeze outfit, but which is also sort of hilariously militant in a Malcolm X sort of way. That fast food establishment runs one tight ship, assalam alaikum. Coach yells at Smash for being late; Smash tells Coach that he's not doing this anymore. Smash tells Coach that football is over for him; he thanks Coach and tells him that the truth is he'll never be what he was, that he needs to start living his life as Brian, he'll never be Smash again. Coach pauses, swallows his instincts and says "Alright, Brian, it's your decision." Smash thanks Coach again and tells him that he had the best time of his life on that field. Gah. That is heartbreaking. I can't imagine if the best time in my life was in high school. That would mean that my best times involved a lot of spoken word poetry and crying.
Tyra walks in to the Vice PrinciJerk's office and hands him her application to UT. She also tells him that she'll be running for student council president. And THEN she tells him to NEVER, EVER tell her that she's not going to get into college. "See, I don't accept that fate for myself, and I'm going to do everything in my power to avoid it." Slow clap from the couch in Chicago, girl! I love this storyline, because I had a number of male total ass teachers in high school, especially in math, one in particular who, I remember, asked me if I had "really" written an editorial for the school newspaper, like he couldn't believe that I had, an incident that makes my blood boil still thinking about it now.
Coach's office. Tami walks in in yet another fantastic pencil skirt. She tells Coach that he was right on the Julie thing. Coach thanks her for her apology, and then she says she just didn't want him to be mad at her on opening night. Coach says he could never be mad at his wife, it's just that damn principal. She walks around his desk to give him a hug and then notices his sleek new computer: "Is that a new computer? Didn't y'all just get new computers?" On her way out the door she turns around once more, "How is it so cool in here? It feels like it's 68 degrees!" Coach just mumbles that that's the way he likes to keep it. Tami just sighs and walks out, starting to get how things work, financially, in that school.