Time must have passed during the commercial because Kenny was at school, then was at home with Meghan and is now back at school and sees Rebecca. But she's wearing the same dress she was wearing the last time we saw her. He ignores her request to walk her to class and tells her he "has to think." Rebecca walks off with some other boy. Mary is surrounded in flowers, presumably for the meat-packers' convention. Meghan walks in, so somewhere there is school going on, but she's not there. Mary asks Meghan if she likes the baby's breath. Meghan tells her that's, "so funny," like, not. Mary asks Mitch to go out and buy some nutcrackers for her. He tells her he knows she loves her job because she's so good at it. He leaves. Elizabeth walks in and exhales. She complains about the kiss on her forehead. She exhales, exhales, worries about the ring. Mary tells her not to take off the ring unless she's ready, and if the doctor doesn't understand that, then he's not worth it. "Oh, you hate all my boyfriends," Elizabeth scoffs.
Meghan is now at school. She sits while the school moves around her and she has this epiphany: "A rumor is a powerful thing." Wow. She looks at us and talks while everyone is still sped up. Because she's not good at synching her mouth in a slower pace she looks robotic when she says, "It can define your life." I can tell the director took one look at the finished product and said, "I don't care that it looks like shit. It took us six hours to film that line. Keep it in." Meghan introduces us to the other girl who isn't moving -- Jodie Garrow. Rumor has it she had a three-way with some football boys her freshman year. Meghan freaks out when Jodie starts walking over to her and think-talks, "Oh, good. She's probably coming over to pass me the class slut baton." Bitch. Beggars can't be choosers. Jodie offers a smoke and Meghan treats her like an asshole. "Breathing for two, huh?" Jodie asks, and Meghan says, "I'm not pregnant." "Rumors are a bitch," Jodie says, and I wish she'll say, "And so are you." But she doesn't. She busts Meghan for spreading the rumor about her three-way. Meghan has the stupidity to say, "It's not true?" "No," Jodie laughs, and then shares more than Meghan ever deserved. "I lost my virginity to Mark Fitzpatrick in the back of his dad's Oldsmobile. Bobby Young was passed out up front. Okay, yeah, not very romantic, but I hardly think it's what the French had in mind when they coined the term." "Oh, my God, you must hate everybody in this school," Meghan says with an eye roll. "Most. But bright side was, you know, you find out who your friends are." The bell rings and Jodie asks if Meghan wants to cut class. She thinks for a moment and says, "Yeah, I'm there."