Matt expositions that Melissa has been "painting up a storm getting ready for her début." In an interview, Melissa explains that her art is going to be displayed in Lionel's new gallery. Melissa tells Matt about her newest painting, called "I Will Survive." It's fish. One big one, seven little ones. One of the fish, wearing a pink scarf, represents Melissa. Matt dorks that one of them should be wearing a Hawaiian shirt. In an interview, Jamie says that painting has calmed Melissa down. We get to see the painting while the song in the background says, "Look at all of the fishies." Subtle.
Melissa talks to Lionel about her exhibit. She can't believe that people might criticize her artwork. It does seem kind of wrong to walk up to an artist at an exhibit and start telling them everything that's wrong with their work. But, on the other hand, by putting it up (kind of like by being on the show) you are opening yourself up to people's opinions. Lionel tries to calm her worries.
Some guy named Matt drops off an article from Newsweek, about being gay and Mormon, for Julie to read. Apparently, the guy in the article got some support from his community, but overall he couldn't find acceptance, so he killed himself. The Guitar on Religious Intolerance plays as Julie reads the article and then runs inside to the bathroom where she cries and possibly vomits. Wow, thanks for leaving her mike on.
Julie tells Kelley that "the whole story made [her] sick to her stomach." Yeah, we got that from the puking noises a minute ago. In a confessional, Julie says that her "community is very judgmental." Julie says it's okay to be confused and question things. In an interview, Julie says there are things that she's "never wavered from" and there are some things she's "never questioned," but now she does. In case we don't understand, we see her reading her Bible (or whatever the Mormons call it) when she says "never wavered" and we see her reading the Gay Mormon article and talking to Danny during "never questioned." Yeah, because we haven't seen the whole season, so we don't know how Julie feels on the issues. I'm just not going to recap this scene any more. Suffice to say that it goes on with more of "Julie learned something."
David shows up at Melissa's gallery opening. Melissa is surprised. In an interview, Melissa says that she's "not saying everything is smoothed over" but "he took the high road on this one." People are asking her if she's selling prints or the original artwork. Melissa marvels over this to Jamie.