Some good Tense Guitars prepare is for the next scene: Sonic Youth. Dan has followed Melissa up to her room. Melissa is pointing her finger in Dan's face and screaming "don't you ever!" some more. Does everyone get it now? Don't ever call Melissa a bitch. Ever. They fight (tm Ace). Finally, Dan takes his throne and dons his crown as Reigning Drama Queen and asks, "Do you have any morals at all?" Oh, PLEASE. Looking at unmarked promotional slides is not immoral. Melissa changes tack and tries to sarcastically ingratiate herself. "I'm so sorry if I'm being a bitch. My best friend has AIDS, my grandfather's dying, and I can't be Mrs. Nice Person all the time. Now get out of my room." Dan refuses to leave and Melissa charges out, upset. Dan gets in this nice shot: "Go cry to your mother." Shame on you, Dan!
Melissa drives her white sports car alone at night. So sad. Voice-over reveals that she's "never gone off on anyone like that in [her] life." Lenny Kravitz sings, "Welcome to the reeeal wooorld! You betta be strong!" Then an anvil drops from the sky to hit you over the head, just in case you didn't get it.
Daytime. Sarah's chilling with Dan. She pops open a can of something. Beer? Soda? Anyone's guess. Drama Queen Dan says Melissa HIT HIM: "Where do you go from there?" Um, NO, she did NOT hit you. You did call her a fucking bitch though. Sarah, still mad at Melissa, says, "She's not a friend."
More Tense Guitars play as Dan hogs the phone/computer area and Melissa sits at the table. There's a bad edit/cut and now Melissa is standing by Dan with her hand on the phone's hang-up button, saying, "I still need to use the phone, we still have to live together, there's a level of respect we need to maintain." She drags a chair over, primly sits in it, and they talk. "Hit you? You call this [gentle shove on chest] hitting you?" Neither do I, woman. Dan asks what is going on. Melissa restates the facts about the current troubles in her life, and remembers how, early on in their roommate-hood, Melissa took the time to listen to and talk with Dan about his feelings, and "never once have you asked me how I'm feeling or if anything's wrong." Melissa gets misty and says she never yelled at anyone like that before and that "that was my father that came out, not me." Dan apologizes (yay!) about twenty times and says it won't happen again: "I was being stupid and immature." Yes indeed! Thanks for not making me point that out. ["Well, not anymore, anyway." -- Wing Chun]