As Sars's recaplet informed you, God smote me with technological difficulties for the second time this month, and therefore I am recapping this episode from a tape provided by Sars. I mention this only because I get to have the semi-fascinating experience of seeing the show as it's presented on American television, with CBS promos and American commercials and everything. Rest assured, I'm staying home this Friday night for the finale, hovering over two VCRs, and lighting novenas. Feel free to pray for me, or sacrifice virgins, or whatever your creed would have you do.
Joan and Grace are wandering listlessly through the school library, talking about their upcoming physics test. Joan's blithering about dimensions and begging Grace to come over and help her study. Why doesn't she just get her brainiac brother to help her? I strongly sense Luke can hardly the resist the opportunity to impart geek knowledge, not unlike someone else I could be sitting on the couch with. Grace grabs a book she thinks will help them and they head for a table, only to notice Adam's in the library. They stop short as Grace asks if this is going to be weird. Joan, trying to act blasé, claims they're fine: "People break up all the time and they stay friends " She sucks in a bunch of air. "Right?" She looks doubtful. Grace: "You are so not fine."
They walk over to their table and sit down. Adam approaches to tell them his boss just called him: "I think I'm getting a promotion." Grace: "Mazel tov, dude!" They glance at Joan, who says, "Cool. We were, um, kinda studying." He asks if it would be weird if he joined them, since this is the only opportunity he has to study. Grace looks at Joan, who keeps her eyes down. Adam: "It would obviously. It's too soon for that." Well, yeah. Grace tells Joan they could study tonight. Joan reminds her she has to work. Joan grabs her stuff: "You know what? Forget it. I'm fine." She bails. Adam shrugs at Joan: "What's her problem?" What? Come on. It's bad enough that Adam was suddenly written to cheat on Joan with Bonnie now we're supposed to believe he's so clueless and insensitive that he has no idea why she feels uncomfortable around him? Even if he thought, after they re-exchanged their stuff, that things were a little less ugly, it's not like he could possibly, all of a sudden, have no freaking idea what's eating her. ["Or that he'd be all dishy like he was written here. I should just let this go, probably; it's not like it's getting better." -- Sars] Grace's reaction is a little less incredulous and insulted than mine: "You're not seriously asking me that, are you, dude?" Adam just says, "Whatever," and walks off. Just then Luke swoops up behind Grace to share his happy news: the Sims II is coming out this afternoon. "Wanna help me install it?" Grace vents her annoyance on Luke: "You want a piece of me, too? I am one person, okay? Just one. Uno. So why don't you and everyone else just take care of themselves?" She marches off. Luke, mystified: "Virtual reality's looking good."