Norm's one-on-one. He says that the relationship overloaded too quickly, and that he was being too clingy, and Charles Needed Space. Norm tells Julie that he needs to give Charles some space, and that when they're together, it feels like they're at two different speeds. Norm's voice-over tells us that everyone was worried about him getting hurt. Norm feels, however, that as long as you're doing what it is you want to do, that you can't be hurt, and you'll only learn and be the better for learning. As sweet as I think Norm is, I think a few philosophers would contradict his "nobody will get hurt if to thine own self be true" mantra with a few pithy, arcane remarks.
Yet another goddamned Phil Collins song plays as a series of scenes so Hallmark-esque, so unbelievably cheap and tacky roll by, that I expect Jack Handey's trademark "sayings" and voice-over to appear.
Church bells toll as Julie, looking glum, walks along the street. She tells us that she's sad about being away from home for Easter Sunday, but she'd promised to see Darlene sing at her church. Julie hauls her cookies many, many subway stops to All Angels Church, whose choir is truly kick-ass. Julie seconds that in her one-on-one, but then says that Darlene never showed up.
Julie goes down to the rotunda to look for Darlene. That fucking Phil Collins song plays. My ears start to bleed. Julie tells us that she asked everyone where Darlene was, and that Darlene had spent the night and then taken off. Becky tells us that somebody in the rotunda had said that someone told Darlene where she could get some crack and Darlene disappeared.
"Tears in Heaven" plays AGAIN. Julie's one-on-one says that she doesn't know where Darlene is, but she hopes things are easier, if Darlene is starting over. We get flashback shots of Darlene and Julie. Julie tells us that she may never see Darlene again, and that she is hurt, but that's also just part of being someone's friend.
Next episode: The lofties find a hideous, misbegotten spawn of a dog that everyone seems to think is adorable. Julie's parents pull a mega-guilt trip on her and Her Mother Pays a Visit.