Of course, this one's from the supermarket. And she used to make her own." Vic doesn't care, and after nattering on about his mother some more, Emmett gets around to asking Vic what's going on with his court case. Vic says that he's planning to plead guilty. Emmett asks him not to. Vic snarls that it's none of Emmett's business, so maybe he should stay out of it. Emmett says that it is his business, because it could have happened to any of them. Vic replies that it didn't happen to any of "them," it happened to him. Emmett speaks for the universe and says that, by not fighting, Vic's letting TPTB know that they can keep getting away with shit like this. Vic reminds Emmett that he's sick. Emmett reminds Vic that he's also innocent. Vic snarls, "Who gives a shit? The cops? The D.A.?" Emmett was hoping Vic gave a shit, frankly. Vic doesn't: "I just want it over." But, I mean, how can you live with that? Now, granted, I come from a long line of people who refused to submit to an inferior education, and refused to sit at the back of the bus, and marched up and down the length of this great country of ours, and organized sit-ins, and then watched while their leaders got shot, and still protested some more, so now, no matter how much we get fucked over, it's well understood that we're entitled to basic civil rights, but still. The least Vic can do is fight, so that the least he can say is, "I fought for my innocence." No justice, no peace, baby -- for Vic or any of the rest of them. Emmett adds that Vic will be living out his days as a registered sex offender. Vic actually gets mad at Emmett for saying that out loud, where other people can hear him. Emmett replies that everyone's going to find out anyway. Vic grabs the pecan pie and snaps that he'll just have to learn to live with that, then. Emmett tries one more tactic; he stops Vic before he can stomp inside and says, "That's just what Mr. Pedigrove said." He then proceeds to tell some blatantly bullshit story about one of his high-school teachers in Mississippi. Seems that Mr. Pedigrove was accused of exposing himself to one of the other students, and he was innocent; the kid was just mad because Pedigrove flunked him. Vic's not believing it, and is all, oh, what happened -- was he beaten to death? Did he hang himself? Emmett says no; Mr. Pedigrove moved to another town to live with his spinster sister. There weren't any steps between, like an investigation, or a trial. Emmett wraps up his tale by saying, "When he died a few years later, they say that he put in his will that he didn't want his name put on his tombstone. Because it was worthless." Ooooh. Vic seems moved by this.
Queer as Folk U.S.
Episode Report CardCamper: B- | 480 USERS: C+
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Queer as Folk U.S.