Darlene, as she and Julie walk, tells her how she gave her boyfriend twenty dollars in food stamps to get her drugs. Darlene and Julie run into some guy that Darlene says is nasty, since he pays girls with drugs to have sex. I'm assuming this guy is Darlene's boyfriend. The boyfriend shrugs and says, "Sex just happens to come naturally with me with drugs!" The boyfriend then says how his "condo" has heat. Julie and Darlene check out his area of the camp.
The guy and Darlene talk about how they'd do things differently if they could start over. Julie asks Darlene about going to a shelter. Darlene tells Julie that the men go to shelters, since there are men's shelters, but none for women.
"Tears in Heaven" (that auxiliary background noise is Bunim-Murray wielding a sledgehammer over the viewers' heads) plays. Julie tells us that spending the night with Darlene gave her a clearer insight into homelessness, and it just reinforced what everyone should, at some basic level, know -- that anyone could be homeless. Darlene tells Julie about the midnight runs and the trucks that come by and deliver foods and other goods.
Norm and Gouda walk into the loft. Norm tells us he was beaten up for being gay in high school, and it was really damaging, and it happened way before Norm was even aware of his own sexuality. However, Norm realized that he did like men, and this is who he was, and he shouldn't be afraid of it. We see the loft and a bunch of Norm's friends celebrating his birthday. He hugs some blond guy that looks a lot like Jerry Springer. Norm tells us defiantly that he's proud of who he is, and to live and love and make the world "a better place." In other words, "We're Here, We're Queer, We Designed Everything You're Wearing!"
"Now That We Found Love (What Are We Gonna Do With It)" plays. Montage of Norm being the gay Mary Tyler Moore and all but tossing his hat in the air. He's bowling! He's dancing! He's everybody's non-threatening gay pal! I'm sorry -- Norm is definitely one of my favorites on the loft, but this saccharine bunch of scenes designed to make Norm a non-threatening gay role model makes my false eyelashes stick together.
Montage of scenes of Norm and Charles together flash by, as Norm tells us how taken he was with Charles. Heather tells us that Norm was REALLY into Charles. She shakes her head, and says that she just didn't want him to get hurt. By the way, this is the same clip that they showed at the beginning of this episode. Norm on the phone murmurs, "It's all happening so fast!" to Charles.