Yearbook office. Sharon, outfitted in an ill-advised pair of overalls, flags Brian down and asks, "Did you get anything?" Brian, deer-in-the-headlights: "Why, what'd you hear?" Nagging back and forth as Sharon presses him for info and Brian answers vaguely, and when Sharon asks for the tape, Brian says he can't give it to her. Delia: "Is there, like, a problem?" Brian seizes on this: "Yes! There's a problem." Sharon bitches at him, and Brian asks Delia to excuse them; Delia huffs off. Sharon looks at Brian all "the fuck?"
Cut to the bathroom, where Sharon is raving to Delia about how she can't believe what Brian told her and it's not her place to tell Angela and "is it being more of a friend to tell her or to not tell her" and on and on. Delia occasionally tries to break in, only to get swamped by the torrent of verbiage coming from Sharon, who goes on that she can't tell Angela, because then it's like she's saying "I told you so" about Rayanne to Angela, and that's not why she'd tell Angela, if she told Angela "Is it?" Delia tries to reassure her. Sharon would want to know, wouldn't Delia? Yes, Delia would definitely want to know. "God, why did Brian Krakow have to witness this?" Sharon wails, adding that if Rayanne "had to do this totally low-life disgusting thing, couldn't she at least have done it in, like, private?" and swings open a stall door to reveal Angela, giving her a quizzical stare. Sharon stares at her in frank terror. Heh. Sharon is my total hero.
In the hallway, Brian bumbles up to Rickie and tilts at the windmill of a sentence: "Is, um, is Rayanne, I mean, does she, like is Angela, like I mean, the thing is " Rickie shuts him down with what's possibly my favorite line in the series: "Hey, Brian. Could you, like, pick a sentence and go with it?" "I, I have to talk to you," Brian grits out. "Uh huh," Rickie says, giving Brian this hilarious "step back, Frizzy" look as he dials his locker combo. Here's another favorite line of mine from Brian: "I mean -- I mean, I have to talk to someone and you're, like, the only one left." Another "ohhh-kay" look from Rickie. Hee.
Scenery-painting. Angela rushes up to Rickie and murmurs that he "will not believe " but before she can finish the thought, Corey greets her and hands her a brush. She basically blows Corey off, and after he leaves, Angela complains to Rickie about "the number that Sharon Cherski just pulled on me." After a very brief hesitation that speaks volumes, Rickie asks all falsely curious, "Like what?" and begins to climb a ladder. Angela laughingly relates that, according to Sharon, Rayanne and Jordan "did it," and Brian has "proof of it, like, on video." As Rickie goes up the ladder, his face freezes as he tries to think of something to say that won't get the messenger -- namely, himself -- shot. Meanwhile, Angela pouts that she thought Sharon had gotten past her jealousy of Rayanne, but she guesses Sharon hasn't, "or else why would she say something like that?" Rickie, methodically painting a tree, decides to get it over with: "Because it's true." We fade out on Angela's face, locked, trying to process the information.