Fade up on a shot of Angela lying laid-out-corpse-style on her bed as AVO grumbles, "This life has been a test." Cut to Angela in the kitchen; AVO continues, "If it had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do." Another line I've always loved. The rest of the family bustles around her as she slumps against the counter, sulking. When Patty and Graham both pause to look at her, she shrugs away from their gaze and leaves the room.
The Only Bathroom In School. Rayanne rolls some sort of legging up her, er, leg and watches as Sharon comes up to a neighboring mirror and fluffs her hair. Sharon sees her staring, faces Rayanne, faces the mirror, faces Rayanne again, and bites off in that inimitable Sharon style, "What." Rayanne asks if she and Kyle have "gone all the way yet." "That is. Completely. None of your business." "Duh," Rayanne responds, pointing out that they aren't friends, "due to the fact that neither of [them] can stand each other," and that's why she asked. Rayanne tells Sharon to ask her anything in return: "Go ahead -- it's like, relaxing." "You're so weird," Sharon mutters. "Duh squared," Rayanne shrugs. Sharon thinks that over. Then she leans over to check under the stall doors for listening feet. Rayanne looks too. Satisfied that they're alone, Sharon lays it out for Rayanne: "Okay. Look. I made a solemn promise to myself. That I would not go all the way until I was ready. And I'm, like. Sticking to that." Rayanne says something about Sharon looking like she's "reaching ecstasy" when she and Kyle make out in the hall. "Well, yeah! Well, I mean...well, you know how it is," Sharon giggles. "Well, yeah," Rayanne says, adding more quietly, "in a way." Sharon eyes her with a mixture of contempt and concern as Rayanne shrugs that it's "fun and all," but she doesn't always "feel anything," and sometimes she feels "numb, or something." "Maybe you just...haven't found the right person," Sharon suggests. Rayanne's tried every type of person. Sharon stares at her, slit-eyed. Rayanne tells her not to look "all worried or anything." Sharon continues to stare at her. Rayanne starts to apply lip balm, then freezes, staring back at Sharon.
As Rickie takes stuff out of his locker, Angela wishes aloud to Rayanne that she could "be like" her: "I mean, your relationships may be short, but at least they're real. At least you're not making them all up." Rayanne makes a shrugging motion with her eyebrows and eats candy as Rickie points out that Angela hasn't even "heard his side" yet. Angela doesn't want to hear Jordan's side; she never wants to see him again for the rest of her -- ohhh, here he comes. In slo-mo, no less. AVO tells us that "it was kind of like driving by a horrible car accident. You just had...to look." She stares at him, studiously looks away, then flips her hair so that she can look back. Slo-mo Jordan. Angela bolts. Rayanne glares at Jordan and follows Angela. Rickie watches them go; then, left alone with Jordan's "whuh the fuh?" look, as well as with the tattered remains of his own crush on Jordan, he stammers all dry-mouthed, "Um...she's a little upset. Um...I guess, well, because, um, well never mind." Hee. Jordan puts his hand on Rickie's shoulder: "No, what?" Rickie glances quickly down at Jordan's hand before explaining that Angela probably wonders why Jordan didn't call "or something." Jordan turns that over and nods, "Yeah, that makes sense." Rickie regards him as Jordan says, "She just...she like, wanted me to meet her parents. I just...I, I, I wasn't in the mood." Ay yi yi. See, and Angela could have glossed that! God, this episode kills me. Jordan says that it's like Angela knows too much about him or something -- well, not that, really, but "she makes too big a deal out of everything" and makes everything too complicated. Rickie suggests that maybe the misunderstanding stemmed from the song, and the fact that Angela really liked it: "And it was, um, obvious...what it was about, so." The camera zooms in on Jordan: "Yeah. My car." Rickie looks ill.