Later that night, when asking questions like "If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be?," Sam answers "If you could be any person in the world, who would you be?" with "Nadia." (It's worth noting that BJ would prefer to stay himself.) Anyway, this exchange is truncated by Gail's stumbling entrance, and we see her lurching around like Amy Poehler in a bad SNL sketch. Sam heads off (with walkie-talkie in hand) and checks on her mom. She says tentatively, "Maybe you shouldn't have any more tonight," but Gail drowns out those objections with a liberal belt of vodka and the admonition "I'm the parent, you're the kid. Got it?" When Sam heads off to bed, Gail gets weepy drunk with, "You think I'm a terrible person, don't you?" Sam protests, "No! You're just unhappy." She walks over to her mom, the two look at each other, and Gail hugs Sam, telling her she loves her. Sam cries that she loves Gail. BJ sees all of this. And later, he hails Sam via her walkie-talkie to show her the "10.0" sign he made for her. BJ is too dreamy to be true, I swear.
Also, Laurie continues her pursuit of Teacher Doug. She's interrupted only by Logan's brief blackmail efforts. He spills about seeing Teacher Doug leaving her house, and they have this exchange:
Laurie: You were spying on me?
Logan: More like looking out for you.
Laurie: What do you want?
Laurie: (settles for a dismissive smirk.)
Logan: Look, you better go learn something from him while you can. Because a teacher like him won't be here much longer.