Emma's office. Will is helping her scrub her grapes (not a euphemism) and telling her about his unusual collection of teenagers who have doubts about the way they look. Why can't these kids be completely happy with their physical appearance, like every other teenager in America? Emma notes that it's hard for adults to embrace their own eccentricities, so it might be too much to expect kids to do the same. But Will thinks it's his job as an educator to help the kids learn to love themselves. He also thinks it's his job to help Emma learn to love herself (still not a euphemism) -- he asks how long they have to scrub grapes (the obvious answer to which is "until they're all clean"), and also tells her how much he enjoys helping her with her OCD. Emma objects to that term as too scientific: "I really prefer 'neat freak' or 'cleaning bug.'" Emma's so grateful for Will's help, since having four hands polish her fruit (yet again, not a euphemism) has left her with lots of free time. Will thinks maybe she should use some of that free time to focus on ways to reduce her OCD, rather than giving in to it. Emma has given up, however: "I may not have been born this way, but this is my lot in life." Hearing the words "born this way" activates some rusty machinery in Will's head. He decides that he knows how to get the kids to learn to love their differences: "By using their two favorite teachers. Me, and Gaga." But he needs Emma's help to do it.
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