In the kitchen, Patty rants to Graham, "I could have died. I did die! I mean, this woman knows, and I don't know. She's not even a woman -- she's like this forty-year-old girl; she's gorgeous, and she's telling me about my own daughter's sex life, which, apparently, she now has, and I don't even know about it." Graham serenely reminds Patty that kids talk, and that Rayanne must have talked to her mother: "We don't know if it's true." Patty grumbles, "These things are always true. Of course it's true." Way to convict on circumstantial evidence, Pat. She starts moaning about the guns, and Angela's sexy secret sex life, and distractedly takes a bite off the fork Graham's handed her and marvels, "This is wonderful!" "Cilantro," says Graham. Hee! Glark is inordinately fond of cilantro, too. He'd seed our lawn with cilantro and basil if he could, and use the clippings to make barrels of pesto. Patty asks Graham whether they should confront Angela, and Graham says he doesn't want to know if it's true. Patty starts babbling about what attitude she should have about the whole issue, and the fact that she doesn't want to be hysterical, and then we hear Angela off-screen yelling at Whatever, and then she moseys into the kitchen in a plaid dress and black tights and some really boss fleece-lined wellies, like, bring back grunge; I'm all over the plaid nostalgia, and Angela blithely asks for a taste of Graham's dish and correctly identifies -- and praises -- the cilantro, and Graham says something about "the tomato" and "sharpen" and Angela conversationally points to something we can't see and asks if it's phyllo, and because Patty has to ruin every nice, low-key moment Angela enjoys with her parents -- rare though they are -- she asks Angela, "Who's Jordan?" What little colour there is drains out of Angela's face as she freezes and then replies, "No one. You mean Jordan Catalano?" Graham silently wishes he were anywhere else. Patty asks, "Is that his last name?" Angela mutters, "I don't know -- you brought it up." Patty tells Angela that she met "Rayanne's mom" and as soon as Amber comes up, Angela gives her eyes the quarter roll and makes for the fridge. Patty cheerily says that Amber gave her the skinny on Angela's "new boyfriend, Jordan." Angela snorts, "'Boyfriend'? That's a laugh." Patty clarifies, "So he's not your boyfriend?" Angela says, "Mom, I barely know this person! I don't know if I want to know this person." Patty asks, "Well, then, you haven't --" "What did you hear?" Angela demands. Patty doesn't answer, and Angela asks, "What did she tell you?" Patty lies, "Nothing. She didn't tell me anything." Angela gets right in Patty's face, but rather calmly asks, "Did she say I was sleeping with Jordan Catalano?" Patty anxiously slides off the counter and says, "No. I mean, no! Of course not! No one said that. I mean, I just wondered." "She did!" Angela spits. "I can't believe this. I can't believe this! I hate everyone!" Angela stomps out. Graham gives Patty a look like, "Nice one." Once again, Graham's got my back.
My So-Called Life
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