Eric's mom's house. Eric's mom pokes him with a fork. He yells, "What? What was that for?" She says, smiling serenely, "I feel much better now." A woman after my own heart.
Eric's interview. Eric yaps about how he's a momma's boy, and how close he is with his mom. He talks about how much he works with kids to set them on the right path.
Eric's community service. She tells him about some midnight basketball programs they have. The craptastic editing in these last sequences is giving me a headache.
Eric chatting with some guys on the basketball court. We find out he dropped out of high school with three months before graduation.
Eric's interview. He says that "if [he] could go back to the first grade" knowing what he knows now, he would've studied his butt off. Probably an easier feat for Eric than finding the brains with which he could have studied. Cut to a shot of Eric leaping toward the basket. Camera cuts away. I'm guessing he didn't actually dunk. Montage of Eric being a Big Brother to various kids. Eric's solemn voice-over assures us, "Coz if you don't have school, you don't have nothing [sic]." Kids, let that be a lesson to you, okay?
Backward baseball cap, gym-queen tee. Eric tells us how it's the first time he's seen Missy since that disastrous night in Miami. Eric, during a pool game, tells his friends he's nervous since Missy never tells him what's on her mind. My guess would be that if you were going out with Eric Nies, you'd only be allowed to have him and various hair products on your mind, ever.
Eric's saying how Missy was a big part of the reason he was able to gain his self-esteem back. For that alone -- well, that and her puerile name -- Missy should be beaten with a rock. Eric continues that the big problem is Missy's parents, who knew all his troubles way back before he became St. Augustine.
"Diamonds and Pearls" play as Eric waits for the arrival of Missy. The elevator opens and she jumps into his arms. So far, no third arm or other obvious impairment is visible on her.
Missy has really, really big hair. She hugs Eric's sister and Eric. Eric really is beaming. Missy looks like the (even) poor(er) man's Paula Abdul, except thinner, because Missy keeps passing out from not eating, as we learn later, so it's good to know that traditional forms of anorexia really do the job.