Bio class seems to be winding up. The teacher asks to see the hands of the students who'll be handing in extra-credit assignments. Naturally, Brian's hand shoots up. Angela's rubber gloves are all bloody so I guess she decided to do some work after all. Presently, she hears someone hissing her name from the doorway; it's Rayanne, beckoning, with Rickie behind her. The teacher turns her back to write down the names of the extra-credit nerds, and Angela gathers her things and slips out. Sharon (whose hand is also in the air) watches her go, then turns back toward the teacher with an outraged expression on her face. Because Angela's leaving class two minutes early affects Sharon deeply and personally, I guess. Brian watches Angela leave, too, looking mildly disappointed, if not especially surprised. When the teacher counts her, Sharon looks as if she's considering ratting out Angela, but makes the last-second decision not to say anything. The teacher straightens up to count Brian and asks him where his lab partner is. Brian says that Angela "almost fainted." "Ugh!" Sharon says, theatrically swinging her head away from Brian. The teacher accepts Brian's excuse for Angela, and asks him what his extra-credit project is. Sharon disgustedly rolls her eyes. Brian replies, "Controlled release of energy. Construction and use of a volumeter." The teacher suspiciously asks whether he worked on the project alone, or with Angela, and Brian generously lies, "With Angela." The bell rings. Sharon shoots him a contemptuous look. The teacher gives the class brief clean-up instructions, and when Brian takes his tray over to the cart, he runs into Sharon. "What?" Brian sputters, and Sharon snorts, "Like Angela really helped you with your volumeter." Brian insists that Angela is "planning to," and when Sharon doesn't buy it, he asks, "Why would I say it if it wasn't true?" Sharon snaps, "Why would you say she was fainting? Okay, what was that?" Sharon starts ranting about how "some of us actually work" instead of using their lab partners' talents as a crutch, and winding up for the killer blow: "She takes advantage of you, and you totally let her. I pity you." Then Sharon runs off to the pier and catches the ferry to Bitter Island.
My So-Called Life
Episode Report CardWing Chun: D | 581 USERS: B-
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My So-Called Life