Mary Lou sits down in his place and nervously offers Nicole a cigarette and gives her back her heart-shaped brooch. Whaddya know? Mary Lou is Nicole's mother. Didn't see that coming a mile away or anything.
Elsewhere, April and Emory emerge blissfully from a froo-tage session in the janitor's closet. She's got a Billie Jean King mullet now, and is wearing this nasty velour warm-up suit featuring huge patches of pastel colorblocks. Emory can't stop marveling over the froo-tage. "Lucky for you," says April. "The news of my death has been greatly exaggerated." That episode title again. Emory asks her who they pulled from the wreckage of her car, since it wasn't April. "According to the police," says April, demonically explaining who stole her car, "she was a drug addict named Nelly Gustave. And I say, rot in hell, Nelly Gustave." Whoa! I must be pretty nelly if the writing staff of Popular has deemed me nelly. You'd think I wore Mary Janes and a tiara everyday to get that sort of reputation. Walked around in caftans all day, perhaps.
Emory asks April to the Junior Prom. April happily accepts. They make out. Lily interrupts them to tell her about the $500 scholarship fund. The Glamazons interrupt Lily to tell April that she's the new choreographer for the Glamazons. They jump to the future to show the Glamazons getting down to "Rumpshaker." Oh my God, they're actually dancing like people who have rhythm! What is it about this episode? It's so unusually good!
Oh yeah, and in the hallway, Sam tells Harrison she's going to stick with George. Because I guess he was just so vital to her this week that he wasn't even in this episode. But that doesn't prevent Sam from letting Harrison spill his guts about how in love he is with her, and how much she meant to him while he was thinking he was going to die. Harrison is so hurt, he doesn't even want to be friends anymore. "True" by Spandau Ballet plays as the camera zooms in on Sam's crying face. Yeah, play that song!