She comes out of the daydream when Grace hits her in the head with a piece of paper. She hisses at Grace, "What is it?" Grace gestures to the hallway, where Adam and Stevie are yakking about something. Joan tells Mrs. Gross she needs a hall pass. The teacher points out they're in the middle of a test. Joan insists she has to go: "It's a medical condition." Since when do people get to leave during a test?
But Joan's in the hallway with her pass within moments, running around looking for Adam and Stevie. She runs into a hall monitor, who asks for her pass. She shows it, asking if he's seen a guy in a knitted cap go by with a disgustingly cute girl. The hall monitor, a dweebish type, says, "Every day. That's the whole school." Joan: "No, they were different." She takes off as he says, "You seem lost, Joan." Frink: "Everyone hates this God." She comes running back. "I'm not lost, God. It's just that while I'm working on this bogus extra credit thing, my boyfriend is starring in Who Wants A Perky Blonde Assistant?" I'll bet that's a reality show on Fox next year. Hall Monitor God asks if Joan's threatened by Stevie. Joan claims she's not. Hall Monitor God: "No? Is that why you made her fall into a plate of chicken wings?" Joan says she told him to stay out of her daydreams: "Is it so wrong to imagine stuff?" Hall Monitor God: "No, it's not wrong " Joan argues that if Byron hadn't let his mind wander, we wouldn't have his fabulous poetry, "which is actually really boring, except for the one Roger read to me wow." Hall Monitor God: "Roger looks good in a tux." Except Roger wasn't wearing a tux in the daydream; he was wearing a regular suit. Joan: "Again with the spying." Hall Monitor God: "Dreams influence and accentuate life, but they don't define it." Joan complains that he was the one who told her to study Romantic poetry. Hall Monitor God: "Study it, yes, so you could understand it, differentiate it." Joan asks if she's losing Adam. Hall Monitor God: "People don't really belong to each other, Joan, regardless of what contract they sign. They choose each other every day. But if you're worried, why not just ask him? Run along, you haven't finished the test." Why do I get the feeling he's not talking about the one in English class?