Mere's VO repeats that everything is connected, and if you take out one piece it all falls apart. And sometimes it's just when your support systems look like they might fail that you realize how much you depend on them after all. All together now: Awwwww. She has gathered Alex, April and Jackson at the house, and all three look tired and skeptical at whatever she's about to say. She's tacked butcher paper up onto a blank wall and has each of their names at the top, and announces that though they take their Boards alone, they will all be able to pass if they work together. She hands out markers to each and declares that they will spend all of their non-work hours at the house, with no distractions or breaks, and will study using the Grey Method. As she finishes her introduction, the doorbell rings and she finds Cristina on the other side. Cristina announces that she's going to fail her Boards and she has to study, and though she seems sad, she also seems more at peace than she has at weeks. Mere just smiles at her and hands her a marker, and Cristina gives her a half-smile back and walks in.
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