Once again, the great Snuffy Walden blends the chords of the chorus of "Dreams" into the orchestral score, as Angela (in the plaid dress, black tights and wellies...okay, I give up) walks the halls looking chipper until she spots Jordan at the end of the hall, with a couple of his buddies, putting drops in his eyes. She quickly moves to a bulletin board and pretends to study the first-aid notice posted thereon until Jordan appears at her side and comments, "That's good to know about." Angela agrees: "Yeah." Jordan says, "My uncle choked on a chicken bone." The camera zooms around Jordan's shoulder to Angela's stunned face as AVO marvels, "That's when the change happened. Just like that. Somewhere in those few seconds, I knew my life would never be the same." Angela calmly asks, "Did he survive?" "Yeah," Jordan smiles, and AVO says, "I knew then that the rumour was right -- not in actuality, but in my heart, because at that moment, I would have done anything. I wanted him so much." Jordan says, "Look, I didn't say anything about...you know." "I know," Angela replies, and Jordan adds, "I just wanted you to know that." Angela breathes, "Thank you," and Jordan concludes, "Because I'm not like that. I don't -- I don't do that." Angela agrees, "No." Jordan leans against the wall beside her, smiling and musing, "It's so weird, huh?...I mean, the way people talk?" He drops his voice and adds, "I mean, people think we did it!" "I know!" Angela whispers back. Jordan notes, "It's like we might as well have done it anyway, at this point." He leans in closer. Angela stares at his mouth. Jordan explains, "I mean, at least...you know, I mean, if everybody's talking about it already, maybe we, uh...I mean, not to make a big deal out of it, or anything." "Out off what?" Angela asks, though she already knows what he means. Jordan says, "Out of...out of anything." The electric guitars of disappointment start a-strumming as Jordan murmurs, "I mean, if everybody's already assuming it anyway, maybe we should just...." AVO says, "It's amazing the things you notice. Like the corner of his collar that was coming undone, like he was from a poor family and couldn't afford new shirts. That's all I could see. The whole world was that unravelled piece of fabric." Angela -- whose face is so insanely pale it's practically blue -- says, "I think...I have to go." She moves away from Jordan, who says, "Look, I'm sorry if I --" But Angela, bless her, is already walking away, and calls behind her, "No, it's okay!" Jordan calls, "No pressure, or anything." Angela repeats, "I have to go!" and Jordan adds, "You can just think about it!" Wow, how generous! Once she's around the corner, Angela's bravado falls away, and AVO says, "It's such a lie that you should do what's in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would grind to a halt."
My So-Called Life
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My So-Called Life