The gang at the loft is planning to paint a big mural for Brown. How inner-city-youth-center of them! In an interview, Norman tells us that Brown was losing, and he was taking it really personally, and prophesying doom for civilization as we know it.
Brown comes in third in the New York primaries. Kevin is appalled. He tells us he's becoming more and more cynical and less able to differentiate between the candidates.
"Let's Go Crazy" by Prince plays ["Shout-out!" -- Wing Chun] as Julie says that they went ahead with painting Brown's mural despite his loss. They paint his nutsy 1-800 number on the wall. Then we see those crazy kids getting into a paint fight à la The Facts of Life. Julie and Norman attack Becky with their paint-covered hands. Eric and Kevin peep at them from their bedroom.
Julie and Norman put a big homemade "Pro-Choice" banner on the side of a car, as much of the gang piles in to go to a pro-choice rally in DC. This whole episode, flamingly boring as it is, makes me teary-eyed. Those crazy kids, trying to make a difference in the world! Also, it makes me increasingly depressed with the whole Real World phenomenon for various reasons. I mean, who would've thought that Bunim-Murray would've taken the pretty average levels of vapidity and narcissism of the New York cast, multiplied those levels by a factor of 100, subtracted any political awareness or community involvement, and then made that the norm?
"Roam" by the B-52s plays as the car zooms down the highway. Heather tells us how Norman was a speed freak and kept announcing the various levels of speed as "Warps." We then see the car getting pulled over. A shot of A Crying Game-esque drag queen saying, "This is bad," as a caption appears underneath him saying, "Kim, Norm's Partner." What the hell happened to Charles? And partner in what, exactly? Way to provide context, people! ["I think it's his business partner, who's been on the show, like, once before this. But I'm only guessing." -- Wing Chun]
Norman tells the gang that he's causing other people to speed (according to the coppers), and snipes, "I'm such a trend-setter." That's the only mildly amusing point of this episode. I sentence the editors and directors of this episode to 1,000 viewings each of The Scent of Green Papaya and Cher's infomercial. Bad, bad editors and directors!!
Norman gets the ticket. Heather says, "Have a nice day!" and the pro-choice van keeps on rolling. They land in DC. Julie is in awe at the size of the rally. It is, indeed, a huge mass of people. Andre tells us that it was one million, packed from the Capitol building to the Washington Monument. Gloria Steinem (I think) gives a rousing speech, but then the camera cuts to Norman as he says, "It's Charles!" to Julie. Julie says, "What?"