Angela scuffles along the sidewalk. Suddenly, she falls forward, and Brian hurries to her to help her up. When she's back on her feet, Angela explains, "These aren't my shoes." She crosses the street. Brian non-sequiturs, "It's the year 2000. That's the theme. Just...what it'll be like. Angela --" "I gotta go," she says. "Okay," he whispers. The shot frames them nicely, with Brian slouching on the right, and Angela twisting her ankles and languidly swinging her purse on the left, just as Michael Stipe gets to the line, "'Cause everybody cries...." "That's a pathetic theme," Angela says. "I know," Brian replies.
After the break, Angela slips into the house. Michael Stipe remarks, "Sometimes everything is wrong." She climbs the stairs, where she is bathed in the heavenly glow of a very muted lamp. On the second floor, she creeps along in her bare feet. She drops Rayanne's shoes on the floor of her bedroom as Michael Stipe sings, "If you think you've had too much of this life / Hang on." Angela shrugs off her plaid buttondown shirt and sits at her vanity. She swipes at her lipstick with a tissue and stares at her new image in the mirror. "'Cause everybody hurts! / Take comfort in your friends! / Everybody hurts!" Angela sits on her bed, staring into space.