At the reception, Steph has to give a speech in King's honor. She really lays it on thick, reading the text of a letter he sent to her years ago, about how everything they do is to help people and for truth, justice, the American way, puppies, Christmas, rainbows, and lollipops. Meanwhile, Charlotte from Lost (who they keep insisting is some chick named Victoria) catches and shoots both Lena and Steamer.
Now, even though the kids's stories were better, I'm not going to spend a lot of time on them. I think it's a defense mechanism. I want to keep liking something about this show, and the closer I examine things, the harder it is to maintain a positive outlook.
Chris drives Daphne home on his motorcycle and kisses her on the cheek. This freaks Jim out, even though the girl is at least a sophomore. He refuses to let Daphne go out on a date with Chris, because he's a senior and because he has a motorcycle. But let's face it -- it's mostly because he's a senior, because he doesn't propose they borrow his car, or take the bus, and he makes a big show about how senior boys are only after one thing. Then JJ comes in and announces he has a date with Bailey. Jim fist bumps him. He'll allow that, because JJ's only freshman. Right, because freshmen boys never, ever think of sex? Please. And while Stephanie is a little bugged by the double standard, she really doesn't take Daphne's part. She just lets it fuel her rivalry with Jim. It pisses me off. The Powell parents could at least tell Daphne that they want to get to know Chris before they let her go out with him. And I mean, the girl's a mind-reader. If he has bad intentions, she would know, right?
Daphne's understandably bitter that JJ gets to date a senior while she doesn't, so she tries to poison the well, telling him Bailey is probably just using him because S.A.T.s are coming up. And hey, it's a possibility. But to give big sister credit, when she talks to Bailey and realizes her interest in JJ is sincere, Daphne goes back to JJ and tells him that, too. In the course of the conversation though, she hears JJ think Natalie's name, rather than Bailey's, as he anticipates his date. He's just using Bailey to make Natalie feel bad. JJ yells that his brain is off limits, which...whatever.