Outside the school, Joan walks up to a table where CeCe and Brianna are taking applications for cheerleader tryouts. CeCe asks Joan what she thinks most qualifies her to be a cheerleader. Joan hesitates and then offers, "Uh...I saw Bring It On." CeCe's all, "Oh my God, Bring It On is, like, The Matrix of cheerleader films!" Another applicant standing next to Joan says, "Those basket tosses were phenomenal." Grace happens to walk behind the table at this point and notices Joan standing there while all the girls are oozing with admiration for the film. Brianna: "Didn't you love Sparky Polastri? He was my favourite!" They all giggle and bond while Joan just stands there. CeCe goes on to explain, "So, following tryouts, you get an overall spirit score, based on appearance, personality, cheer and pom skills, tumbling and stunts. If you get twenty-five or higher, you come back tomorrow for finals. Okay?" During this, Joan looks up and sees Grace staring at her. Joan wonders, "And...what if I'm really...bad?" CeCe tells her not to worry, that they really need girls for the squad, since she and Brianna have been sidelined for poor grades. Then how come they're still running the tryouts? CeCe assures Joan she's going to do great, and slaps a team button or something on her. Joan glances at Grace again, who's got a look on her face like she's just been offered a big slice of maggot pie. She turns and walks away. Joan watches her go.
Helen's answering a call outside the principal's office: "Yeah, number one, Andrea, work on your mother's voice before you try it out on me, and two, don't use a disease you can only get on a pirate ship." Heh. Her co-worker is peering through the window to the principal's office where Will and Lt. Williams are talking to Principal Hotness. I don't know his name, but he's pretty fine. ["Fun fact: The actor who plays him is 28 years old. No, seriously." -- Sars] Her co-worker, whose name I also do not know, asks Helen what makes them so sure it was one of their students who abandoned the baby. Helen says the cleaning crew found a lot of blood in one of the girls' washrooms. And...what? They just thought it was something out of Carrie? Vice-Principal Price (do you have any idea how hard it is after four years of covering The West Wing to type "Vice-Principal" and not "Vice-President?") comes out of his office and asks Helen to make copies of a paper he's handing her, and to bring it in to him. He heads for the principal's office.