At school, CeCe and Brianna are hanging out, and some jock named Taylor is trying to kiss CeCe while she's putting on makeup. She shoos him away. Joan wanders past and says hi to them. They greet her warmly. Brianna says, "What's up, Sparky?" CeCe says, "Cute top!" Joan feels comfortable enough to walk over to them. CeCe tells her they're making a list of the top ten baby-dumping suspects as she hands Joan her compact, which Joan accepts, puzzled. Joan wears makeup, but she doesn't seem obsessed with checking it and reapplying it all the time. CeCe: "How about Madame Marx?" Joan: "Oh, she'd only dump her baby if it wasn't chic enough. 'Mais, qu'est-ce que c'est? C'est gauche bébé! Au revoir!'" Joan makes a tossing motion. CeCe laughs, and adds, "Oh my God, do you know who seriously could have done it? Grace Polk." Brianna agrees: "She's definitely a skank. But is she the right kind of skank?" Joan says, "It couldn't have been Grace, 'cause she's not fat." Brianna and CeCe look at each other doubtfully. Joan quickly adds, "Enough." Grace isn't fat at all, and neither's Joan. If anything, Grace looks thinner than Joan to me. Whatever. The bell rings, and Brianna and CeCe scramble off, inviting Joan to get smoothies with them during eighth period. Joan waves goodbye to them, and then Grace and Adam walk slowly past her toward the school, staring at her as they go. Joan just turns away and looks somewhat dismayed.
Inside the school, Grace barrels down some stairs and sees Luke at his locker. She calls out, "Hey, geek!" He has a sticker on his locker that says "BETTER BRAINS." Luke, who I thought would be thrilled to have Grace talking to him, instead is obviously too weirded out by Friedman's comments, and says, "Sorry, I can't be late for homeroom." Grace: "Okay, that's pathetic." As Luke keeps struggling with all his crap, Grace says, "Listen, I normally couldn't care less, but I think your sister needs, like, an intervention or something." Luke says his teacher counts on him to take attendance. Wow, his dweeb quotient just shot way up. Grace demands: "Is she a pod person now? Because she's, like, meeting people for smoothies." Luke closes his locker and walks along with Grace, trying to explain: "The thing is, Joan's a girl. And -- and girls do stuff like go get smoothies. Well, not all girls...just girls that are --" He sees that this explanation is not cutting much ice with Grace and he beats a hasty retreat. Grace looks annoyed but not surprised.