...a continuity error! Well, we've also hit a flashback, but the continuity error's the first thing I noticed about the establishing shot of various long-ago Truman Bombers passing through the hall beneath a large banner congratulating that year's seniors. See, they'd previously established the flashbacks take place in November 1997, but the banner's congratulating the class of 1997, which... no. Just no. Shame, too, because the production staff's done a terrific job with all of the background signage and logos up to this point -- even going so far as to silk-screen the school's Fat Man and Little Boy double-mascot onto the various team jackets we've seen through the evening. Kidding! Kidding. The mascot's actually a jet fighter, but seriously: The Truman Bombers? This show is so sick and wrong sometimes, and I love it. In any event, after the continuity error passes, we watch as some sexist beer-guzzling jock asshole knocks Barry's books out of his hands, and knowing how the poor kid ends up makes all of this unbearable, so I'm going to be skimming through it for the major plot points. Of course, Wee Sam immediately kneels to help Poor Doomed Barry retrieve his things, and we learn that Poor Doomed Barry wants to go to Michigan State because of its superior veterinary medicine program, and I can't... I just... I think I have something in my eye. Damn you, Supernatural!
Meanwhile, over in a supply closet, Teen Dean's making time with that easily impressed blonde from a thousand scenes ago, and he eventually -- after they've finally come up for air -- invites her to go see I Spit On Your Grave at the local theater's Midnight Madness. Charming. Unfortunately, Blondie has an 11 o'clock curfew. Fortunately, Teen Dean notes, she can just blow it off -- after all, he doesn't have a curfew himself, so what's the big deal? This leads them into a discussion regarding their respective parental units' variant child-rearing techniques, and it soon emerges that Sucky John's left Teen Dean and Wee Sam at a nearby motel to fend for themselves for two weeks. Needless to say, sheltered Blondie finds this all more than a little off-putting, despite the soothing presence of the Magic Fingers over at The Pines, but she starts swapping spit with him again anyway, because she might be sheltered, but she's not stupid. Woof.