Locker-cam. Sharon puts on lipstick; Brian barges up and makes with the cheery small talk, but Sharon busts him: "What d'you want, Krakow?" He denies wanting anything, then admits that he got paired with Jordan and wants to switch tutorees with Sharon. Sharon's about to shoot him down when Kyle appears and fixes her with a soulful look. Well, as "soulful" as you could expect from Kyle. Brian asks if she and Kyle got back together; Sharon splutters that she "can't discuss it, okay?" She asks why Brian can't tutor Jordan, and he says that he can't discuss it either; when she rolls her eyes, he says it makes him "feel like a hypocrite or something, you know?" Kyle comes up to Sharon, hands her a squeaky stuffed bear, and keeps walking past without a word. Sharon says heavily that she does know, actually. Brian spots the writing on the bear's sweater and starts laughing: "'I Love You Bear-y Much'? Oh my god!" "Shut up!" Sharon squawks, storming off. Brian chases after her and says he can't even look at Jordan. "I know," Sharon sighs, hugging the bear. Brian says that "it boils down to respect," and he doesn't respect Jordan at all, so tutoring someone he doesn't respect, well, "wouldn't that almost be like using him?" See what they've done here? Sharon, in another conversation entirely, bursts out, "It is definitely wrong to use people!" "So you'll switch with me?" Sharon wails that that won't solve anything: "That's the coward's way out!" Brian can live with that, because "[he] kind of [is] a coward, so," but Sharon is on a roll, saying that Brian has to tell him what's going on, that it's a mistake, that he didn't want to hurt him, blah blah blah talking-at-cross-purposes-cakes. Sharon, near tears, whaps the bear into Brian's chest and flees. Brian, confused: "I'm supposed to say all that to Jordan Catalano?" He holds up the bear and calls to her, "Hey, Cherski!" and passersby in the hall get all "nice bear, Krakow," and he looks nauseated.
My So-Called Life
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My So-Called Life