"Don't go away. ABC's My So-Called Life isn't over yet." DAMN YOU, TED HARBERT!
Fade back up on a tutoring session. Brian is thumbing through Jordan's flashcards, all words like "harmonica," "guitar," and "convertible" (heh); Jordan watches him, then says that he "was so close yesterday, but it wasn't enough…she's, like, starved or somethin'." When he gets no response from Brian, he says intensely that "it's gotta be written down so [he] can't screw it up." I've never quite gotten how that would work; given that Jordan's dyslexic, wouldn't having to read it make him more likely to screw it up? Or maybe he plans to memorize it…? Whatever -- anyway, Brian makes a face and tells Jordan impatiently, "Well, so, write her a letter." Jordan fixes him once again with that pleading, almost playful look; Brian catches it and says firmly, "No. No! I am not writing a letter to Angela Chase for you. I can't." Jordan looks disappointed, and I swear it's the same face he gave Angela herself when he tried to get her to sleep with him. God, that's…kind of creepy, actually. And it's kind of…leading me to believe that Jordan is in fact rather slimy. Anyway, Jordan looks down, then looks up from under his eyelashes at Brian, who bites his lip. Ew, Jordan. Stop it with that.
In an aerial shot of the hallway, Angela's helping Rickie put up Our Town posters and telling him that "it was like a dream" and he "would not believe the brilliantly insightful words that came out of [Jordan's] mouth." Rickie is preoccupied with tape, but assures her that he's listening, and as the camera comes down closer to them, Angela goes on to say that just as she's thinking that "there's hope, that [they] can actually communicate," Jordan bailed. "I have never been so completely and totally --" Angela starts to say, but stops when Rayanne appears and perks at Rickie, "Oh, are those the posters?" Angela jerks her head back and shoots Rayanne a look of frank malevolence. Rickie awkwards, "Uh…yeah!" Rayanne asks to take one home to show Amber, and Rickie says sure; a brief awkward pause ensues, which Rayanne rushes to fill by babbling that Amber is "totally jazzed" and it's her dream "to have a daughter in the school play." Angela tries to ease the tension with a pleasant, "Oh, really?" but Rayanne doesn't really answer, instead touching her fingers to her forehead in a sort of "dude, we're not speaking, remember?" gesture. Angela slumps and says that she's better go; she puts the posters down and ambles off sadly. Rayanne, eyebrow coldly cocked, watches Angela, and Rickie watches her watch Angela. Rayanne does a sort of "oy -- well, okay then" thing with her shoulders before heading off herself, naturally crashing into Brian and naturally biting his head off for it. Brian plaintively asks Rickie why Rayanne dislikes him: "What have I ever done to her?" Rickie: "[Eyebrow.]" "So what's new?" Brian chirps. Rickie: "[Eyebrow?]" They head down the hall.