"I mean, even if there are other Dillingers at the parade, none of them will have one of Johnny's actual suits from the movie," Jonathan's saying when she walks up, which is real low down in the mix and you might not have heard, but has a lot to do with what happens later. "Jenny, you should come to the Village with us!" he beams up at her, and she awkwardly asks WTF they're doing so high on the steps. The birds crapped on their usual place, the boys explain, and she's lukewarm sympathetic for a second before reminding them they have to move down so she's at the top. They grin at her, because this is totally stupid.
I mean, it's stupid, but two other things that are stupid are 1) high school posturing and 2) the actual placement of royalty seating and flags and all that shit, so this is heightened reality stuff in a way, but mostly it's just concretizing something that's actually real. I'm not going to question it, because I love it. Although there's something annoying about how the show just matter-of-factly and explicitly and repetitively explains these made-up ridiculous things, like, daring you to call it dumb. I don't know, there's a tone.
Jenny apologizes to the boys, but must insist: "If the girls see you up here, they're gonna take it as a sign of weakness and..." Eric nods and exposits that the girls are looking for any sign of weakness, and she can't afford to give it to them, so they move down sweetly just before the girls return with skinless-almonded yogurt.
Jonathan gays it up about "Hello, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers!" and how Jenny is becoming a "dark, power-hungry monster" and Eric stands up for her and how she only "wears the mask for school." Jonathan reminds us why we love him, cheating notwithstanding, with a brilliant volley: "That mask is becoming her face."
Nate is so into watching Olivia and ~♥~RPATTZ~♥~ fangbanging that he like forgets Dan's even there. Once he bites her neck, she starts levitating, and Dan gets weirded out, and Nate very seriously explains that it's a special effect: Olivia can't actually fly. Love you, Nate. Dan talks and talks and talks to himself about fucking nothing and then when Olivia calls him he gets stupid and coughs into the phone and tells her he has the flu or something. As usual, keep your eyes on Nate because I swear for a second he actually thinks Dan suddenly got the flu in the last five seconds, and then figures out that it is a ruse -- a special effect, if you will -- and then is proud of himself for figuring it out, and then gets immediately drawn back into the fangbanging so hard he forgets that any of that just happened.