In the hall at school the next day, Rayanne is telling Angela, "Well, obviously I told my mother, but all I said was that you were hot for him." Angela says that now Patty thinks Angela and Jordan are doing it, and Rayanne asks, "Well, okay -- do you want my mother to call your mother and tell her you didn't sleep together?" Angela screams and stomps away. "Well, I can do that!" Rayanne insists.
In another part of the school, two rotten-ass punks flank Rickie and greet him with the unbearably witty slur "Fag." Rickie carefully refuses to make eye contact and tells them to go to hell. They make a few more uninspired homophobic remarks, and Rickie drily says, "You know you're boring, don't you?" They slam Rickie into a locker and Rayanne swoops to Rickie's side almost faster than the camera can capture it, and R-AP invites Rayanne to "come driving" with them, and Rayanne remarks, "Yeah, that would be exciting. If I were in a coma." Stumped, they leave. Rickie tells Rayanne, "I could have handled that." Rayanne kindly says, "You were doing great."
In class, Mr. Higgins (formerly Baldo Civics) is "asking a particular question: Is it fair?" Brian asks, "What does 'fair' have to do with it?" Mr. Higgins suggests that "fair" has to do with "the right to come to school and do your work and blah blah blah not be terrified blah blah" but no one seems to care as Angela detects a jock leering at her, and Brian sees Gina giving him the eye, and Mr. Higgins winds it up: "The right to come in and be left alone. No?" Rickie pipes up: "Yeah, well, maybe not everybody's left alone, anyway." Mr. Higgins asks what he means, and Rickie heatedly replies, "You don't know what goes on around here, okay? Maybe some people have guns for, like, to protect yourself." Leering Jock furiously writes out a note and hands it to Brian. Rickie continues: "Maybe some people who have guns are, like, victims, too, and they're, like, forced to carry." Brian passes the note along. Rickie concludes, "You think kids with guns are, like, gangsters, or dealers." The note keeps on moving. Mr. Higgins takes umbrage to the notion that threatened students may not have much faith in the ability of the school authorities to protect them, and Rickie spits, "Man, you don't know what goes on around here. Yes! If I was...say I was threatened -- and I'm not saying that I am -- I'd be packing in no time. No time at all." Brian and Rayanne regard Rickie. The note has made it to Angela, who unfolds it as Mr. Higgins diplomatically comments, "Well. That was very clearly stated. So what do the rest of you think of what he just said?" Angela unfolds the note and glares at Leering Jock, whose eyes flick toward the door, and back at Angela. Mr. Higgins asks again for the class's opinion on "tak[ing] the law into [your] own hands" as Angela crumples the note, lip trembling, picks up her things, and takes off.