Mikey/Justin's room. Debbie knocks on the door, and then enters with a tray of hot chocolate and fig newtons. Justin's sulking on the bed, sketching. Debbie says that the last time she brought up this particular snack was when Michael still lived there: "He'd lock himself up here for hours and hours. Told me he was playing with his model airplanes. Ha! I know what he was playing with!" She puts the mug on the nightstand and offers Justin a fig newton, which he refuses. She tells him that what Dickson did sucked: "Having you suspended." No way. Absolutely no way that would actually happen. See rant above. Justin said that he would like to punch Dickson's face in, and Chris Hobbes's, too. Debbie sighs that that would make Justin just like them. Justin: "So what? They deserve it." Debbie says that of course they do, "but there are better ways of handling it." But before I go on, I'd like to point out that Justin has two sketches of Brian taped to the wall above the bed. Don't trip on your rush back to the VCR. Justin snorts, "Quit school?" Debbie: "And give them the pleasure?...You know, there were people who found out that Michael was gay, who said and did the cruelest things. Friends. Neighbors. Family. My own goddamn sister wouldn't let her kids come over here, because she was afraid he was going to molest them or something. They're ignorant, or scared. And the only thing you can do is educate 'em, or shoot them. Me, I joined P-FLAG because it was more practical than shooting them." Which reminds me, I don't know if anyone was watching Spin Room on CNN Monday night, but there was this guy on there who was going on and on that homosexuals should "really" be perceived, how the word "gay" was such a misnomer: "'Gay' means 'happy,' 'light-hearted'! These people aren't 'gay'! Homosexuality is a tortured lifestyle!" Well, who's doing the torturing, asshole? Coop literally had to pull me off the walls (I know, he's over all the time now). And I was telling him, what if someone said something like that about black people? Or about Jewish people? And he, of course, told me that that happens all the time, too. You just don't hear it because it's not PC anymore to say it. And he's right. How sad is that? Breathe. Breathe. Anyway. Justin smiles, appreciating the support. Debbie asks whether he has a gay club at his school. Justin laughs. What is she, nuts? Debbie: "I've been accused of it." Snicker. Justin says that he's the only gay student at his school. Debbie doubts that: "Gay kids are everywhere. Only they're not like you. They're afraid to show their faces." She says that maybe it's up to him to show them that they're not alone.