Schoolhouse schlock. Since we last saw them, all that Emily and Allison have been doing is rearranging the chairs in the conference room and not talking, because only now does Emily ask Allison to explain what she meant about not being able to go home. Allison explains that her family is pretty weird. "My family was pretty weird, too," Emily says. Maybe they could bond over their killer fathers and how they have now both killed someone. Emily adds that when she was Allison's age, she didn't want to hang out with her own family, either. "And what about now?" Allison asks. "They're gone," Emily says simply. Notice how nearly everyone Emily comes into close contact with ends up finding extreme ways of getting far away from her? Her brother got himself killed; her father killed people and got himself nearly killed and then exiled; and her fiancé tried to move to Chicago, then tried to die in a plane crash, and when that didn't work, tried to die trekking across a post-apocalyptic countryside, started a cult, tried to kill his town's mayor, and got exiled. Even Jake left the town Emily lived in. Of course, Jake's made of sterner stuff than anyone else, and that's why he came back home to carry her books. Allison tells Emily that there was "this thing" that went down at her house and she "did something." "Okay, what did you do?" Emily asks gently, being all teacher-ish. "I did something," Allison repeats with quiet determination, "that can't be forgiven. Now my mom keeps looking at me. Like I've changed into some kind of monster or something." "You know you haven't, right?" Emily tells her. Of course not, because this isn't Lost and Allison's not a psycho cumulus cloud. Nonetheless, Allison looks puzzled.
Episode Report CardKeckler: A | 388 USERS: C+
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