Angela stares out the window at Jordan and then tries to explain her apprehension to Rayanne: "I'm not saying...see, there's thinking about him, right? Which is what I do, all the time, like this --" "Obsession," Rickie finishes for her. "Right, so?" Rayanne prompts, examining the beer bottle from which she's been drinking. Angela says, "It keeps me going, or something, like I need it, just to get through the day. It -- it's just --" "It's an obsession," Rickie says again. Angela says, "Right. And if you make it real, it, it's not the same. It's not...it's not yours anymore. I don't know -- maybe I'd rather have the fantasy, than even him." Rickie, gazing out the window at Jordan, says, "I completely understand this." Rayanne regards Angela pityingly, and says, "I totally and completely disagree. You want Jordan Catalano, in actuality, because...there is no 'because'! You just want him! Only you're programmed to never admit it." Angela looks down, and Rickie adds, "That does have the ring of truth." I remember that feeling all too well -- that feeling of being terrified of the object of obsession, to the point where you'd have gone through all these machinations to get near him, and then get too scared and take off, instead. I can't be the only one who still remembers that, right? ["Nope." -- Sars]
At the dance studio, the older couple is trying its hands...or feet...at a slower number. The instructor comes over to Graham and Patty and says, "Here's your free evaluation, which is easy, because you both sort of have the same problem, which is rushing -- like, ahead of the music. I would strongly recommend group classes. You should be dancing with other people." Patty protests that she doesn't want to dance with anyone else, and that she thought the whole point of the class was that they do something together. Graham tentatively backs up the teacher's assessment, and Patty angrily gets up and snorts, "He won't admit it, but he's dying to dance with other people." She walks a few paces away and turns her back, crossing her arms, and Graham reminds her that the class was Patty's idea, and that he "didn't want to dance with anybody." Since they're both standing now, and facing each other bitterly, the instructor leads them together, and tells them that the rhythm can't be too fast, nor too slow, and that they have to have the confidence to take the steps. Do you think she's only talking about dancing here? Because I'm not sure.