Claudia comes into Julia's room. Julia is typing away on a laptop in what looks like a really uncomfortable position. She needs to get a desk. Claudia asks if she can tell Julia something, and if Julia will promise not to tell anyone. Julia agrees. Claudia fills her in on what happened with Derrick, and in the telling she starts crying and Julia also starts crying. Julia tells Claudia that she has to report him to the school and to his parents. Hey, Empathy Girl. How about taking a little time to tell Claudia that she didn't do anything wrong, and making sure she is really okay, before you go ordering her around? Just a suggestion. Anyway, Claudia says that's why she didn't want to tell anyone. Julia gives her the "he's done it before and he'll do it again" speech that has previously been employed on such fine programming as Blossom. Claudia says she doesn't want to talk about it. Julia asks her to promise to talk to someone. Isn't that what she just did? Oh, I guess Julia meant Claudia should talk to someone who will actually be helpful.
Charlie enters a meeting in the principal's office between Sylvia, a lawyer-type guy, the principal and him. Sylvia makes a crack about Charlie being late because he doesn't take this seriously. Sylvia? Shut up. Charlie says he's ready to sign the papers but the lawyer says that they aren't ready yet. Sylvia says that first she wants an apology from Charlie for what he did, and she wants the apology to be in the papers. Charlie is amused that she wants an apology, since (all together now) he didn't do anything. He says that Sylvia knows that her accusations are untrue, or she wouldn't be offering him a deal. Sylvia says she's offering the deal because she doesn't want Myra to have to face Charlie in court and she's protecting her. "Protecting her?" scoffs Charlie, and starts listing off all the things Myra has done to get her mother's attention. The principal finally stops the argument and says she thinks she can clarify this for everyone. She asks Charlie when his concerns began, and he agrees it was late October. At least this show (unlike Dawson's Creek) can keep the seasons straight most of the time. The principal asks if Charlie knew he should have reported his concerns to Social Services. Charlie reluctantly agrees. She asks if he regrets not following proper procedures. Charlie says that he does and the principal asks if that wording could be used in the papers. Sylvia purses her lips some more.