School yard: Jeremy's giving some pills and dosing instructions to Vicki Donovan, played by Kayla Ellwell, who may be tied with young Mr. McQueen and a player-yet-to-be-named as my favorite actor in this episode. Nobody's horrible, but much of the cast looks as comfortable in their roles as you feel in a new pair of dress shoes after a summer of bare-footing and flip-flopping. They're greeted by resident greaser-without-the-grease-and-leather, Tyler Stratton (Michael Trevino). He gloms onto Vicki in a way that screams, "I piss on this fire hydrant, because it is MY TERRITORY!" and she is...thrilled by this. Oh, Vicki! Jeremy, meanwhile, is smoking a cigarette or a joint. Right in the open. So, drugs are legal at this school? After Tyler woofs about finding Vicki among the crack-heads, he yips about Jeremy's black, Pete Wentz-ian nail polish. Jeremy smirks. "Pete Wentz, huh? How old-school, TRL of you. Carson Daly fan?" Nice. Tyler doesn't think so though, and makes various hold-me-back motions and grunts, so Vicki obliges and holds him back as she cautions him to be nice, pointing out, "That's Elena's little brother." Tyler knows who Jeremy is, but can "still kick his ass." Jeremy winces, not at the threat, but at the sight of Tyler and Vicki swapping spit.
Episode Report CardCindy McLennan: B+ | 2182 USERS: B-
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