Tru runs down some halls and stairs. Run, Tru! At least we don't get any stupid reminders about her being a track star. Eventually, she finds Judy plaintively leaning against some lockers, drowning in her own delusions. Tru asks her if she's seen Candace. Judy whines that it's not fair. Tru says that Judy's starting to scare her. Judy whines that it's just like high school again, what with Candace's winning prom queen, and Tru's winning reunion queen, and Judy's being ignored. Maybe if you weren't such an annoying gossip? It's hard for me to root for any of Candace's "victims" when they're all so damned stupid and helpless. Judy wonders if it will ever be her turn to win some pointless, worthless title. Tru tells Judy that this will all change as they grow older and blah blah homily blah. Tru asks again if Judy's seen Candace. Judy wants to know why everybody is looking for Candace. And by "everybody," she means "Mr. Connor." Tru's surprised to hear that Mr. Connor is looking for Candace, even though she asked him to help find her. But apparently, Judy saw Mr. Connor with Candace just a few minutes ago, presumably before Tru encountered him in his office.
Tru rushes back to Mr. Connor's office. He's not there. She looks around the office and discovers some papers next to his computer. It's the manuscript for Candace's book. For any illiterate viewers, the Powers that Prod give us a flashback of Candace, telling Tru she wrote a book. Man, they really think we're stupid. They really do. Then Tru looks over and sees a new cover sheet for the book -- one that gives Mr. Connor credit for writing it, not Candace. In case we are as stupid as this show thinks we are, the Portentous Music gets all crazy with the brass and drums.
Cut back to the pool, where I just have to recap this dialogue verbatim. Candace and Mr. Connor are walking by the pool. Mr. Connor: "So you're sure nobody has seen your novel." Candace: "It's like I've been telling you, Mr. Connor, nobody's seen it. Why do you keep asking me that?" This week's escalating bribe to FOX: I will buy three shares of stock in News Corp. (current value: $38.60 per share) if you CANCEL THIS SHOW. Candace exposits that Mr. Connor told her that the work was no good and needed a lot of work, so of course she's not going to show it around to other people. So she hasn't gotten an agent or anything? Man, she's as bad as all the other losers at this school. Even Billy had gotten further with his dreams until Candace's dad shut him down. And of course, even though she was waiting for Mr. Connor to talk about it, she bragged about it to Tru, because otherwise Tru would have never figured out what was going on.