In the School Without Classes, Clay and Meghan meet up in an empty hallway, so we know the important relationship scene is about to happen. Clay says he's glad she came by because he was hoping for a little "inspiration." Meghan gives Clay the we-need-to-talk. "I've been thinking a lot about this, [-- you mean for the past twenty-four hours?--] about, um, moving to Boston, and part of me really, really wants to go with you, I mean to live in a new city, to be with you..." "But part of you doesn't." Cue the sappy piano. "This is your dream, Clay. And, it's great. But it isn't mine. I still have to figure out what mine is. I can't go to Boston with you." The lights go out in the school for some reason. "So, uh, where does that leave us?" "Same place we were before. You're here and I'm here. And for right now, I want to be with you." She kisses his forehead. "And later?" "Will be later. I just have to believe that things will work out." They hug in the dark.
Mitch pulls up to the Alternative School Without Classes and sees another police crime scene. He busts through again and asks for Cameron. "Don't know him," some guy says. Mitch finds Cam leaning against a pole. "You okay?" he asks. "Sure," Cam says nonchalantly. "What happened?" "I don't know, these guys were talking about killing somebody. I guess this school takes threats pretty seriously. They're the same guys that were in my face the first day." As the two "Beat It" boys get led away in cuffs Mitch looks ill. "You okay?" Cameron asks. He takes Cam away from the school. They get in the car and Mitch says that he's pulling Cam out of there and that he's going to home school Cameron himself "starting Monday." Oh, that'll get this kid to read. Hey, Mitch, you've got to take a test to home school your kid. It's not like you can just keep him at home. Cameron asks about the "valuable lesson" he was supposed to learn. Mitch says that after the whole shooting thing him and Mary would prefer Cameron was at a school where he felt safe. Cameron says he won't put up an argument. Cue the five-note jingle on Testosterone Guitar. "Sorry I wasn't listening," Mitch says. "I won't make that mistake again." Everybody learns something. "What about the school board?" Cam asks. "Screw 'em," Mitch says as he drives off. Ah, yes. Respect for the education system.