At Chase Place, Danielle is setting the table, Graham is on the phone ("We're looking forward to it...see ya Friday..."), and Patty is sneezing. "Mom," says Danielle, "if you got a flu shot then why are you sick?" Patty insists that she's not sick, and that sometimes the flu shot just makes you a little sick. Anyway, Graham gets off the phone with, as it turns out, the loud annoying woman from his cooking class, Hallie Lowenthal, which explains why Graham was so happy and flirty on the phone -- he likes Hallie quite a bit more than he likes his wife. Anyway, Danielle asks who she is, and Patty answers, "Someone from your father's cooking class, who we've invited to dinner. With her fiancé. What's her fiancé's name again?" Brad, it turns out. "That is such a perfect fiancé name." And that's a good thing, too, because he's never going to get more than that, given that Hallie wants to steal Graham away from Patty, but I digress. Patty calls Angela, who answers from somewhere else in the house that she's not hungry. Danielle says something about not wanting a flu shot, but Patty is too busy running down her other daughter: "I know exactly what's gonna happen. At ten o'clock at night, she's gonna be picking around in that refrigerator, like Princess Di, asking you to make her something." Angela says, "I heard that! And I won't be hungry later!" Danielle keeps blathering on about her flu shot, while Patty start to get worried about Jordan: "We said we wanted to meet him, if they're going out. Doesn't he drive her home sometimes? We don't even know what kind of a driver he is. Not to mention..." Graham, with a glance at Danielle, "Not to mention what else we can't mention." Patty says, "They have a car. The car has doors, seats. They may as well have their own apartment." Yes, and what if Angela forgets to look in the rearview mirror of childhood, or fasten her seatbelt of contraception, or explore other parts of the car-as-sex metaphor that pervades this episode? What then, I ask you? Anyway, Patty goes on, as usual: "We have to meet him. We have to be firm and consistent." Then Danielle asks about the flu shot again, and Patty and Graham give her opposite answers at the same time -- get it, because that's not firm or consistent. Ha ha. Not. Danielle's all, "When you said what else they could be doing, did you mean, like, foreplay?" Cough cough. Mumble.
My So-Called Life
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My So-Called Life