We cut to Lily's Plot-Parallel Literature class, where they're reading -- wait for it -- The Scarlet Letter. You'd think with the "no tolerance" rules against violence that schools have these days, somebody would object to the anvils being hurled around with such abandon. Those of you playing the Mighty Big TV drinking game, take two sips. While Jennie reads aloud from the book, Henry and Lily pass notes to each other. Lily tells him that Catherine still denies knowing Phillip. Henry asks Lily if she believes her; Lily says no. After class, Jennie stands outside, putting on lip balm seductively, while boys stare at her longingly from afar. Lily comes out to join her, wearing a blouse that looks like it has the same pattern as the carpet Grandma detested last episode. Henry walks up and offers to do another search for Lily to see if he can find out more info about Phil. Lily worries that she'll end up finding out that her mom is a pathological liar, though something tells me that's going to end up being the least of Catherine's sins. Henry offers to drop the whole thing, but Lily insists that she wants to find out the truth. Henry promises to call her after work. Then he scampers off to meet with some guy standing in front of a beat-up old car out in the school parking lot. The guy is Tom, Henry's brother. He's scruffy, and has a mustache and beard that do not suit him. He tells Henry that he spent the day cleaning the house and doing laundry; then he went out and got a job as a waiter at an Italian restaurant. I'm assuming that this information is relevant for some reason other than to remind us that Henry comes from the poor side of Pasadena, but there's no explanation forthcoming this episode. Back with Lily, Jennie whines that the boys at school are too immature -- she wants a man. Once she gets to know a few men, she'll likely be disappointed to discover that sometimes the only real difference is the development of ass hair. Jennie asks Lily what Nate does for a living.
Episode Report CardShack: B | 515 USERS: C+
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