"Well, here's one," Scout shouts, stopping their kiss and walking into their moment. He really is a schmuck, isn't he? He says there's another surprise that isn't him. He's holding a package that arrived for Bella. He says it was "mistakenly delivered at the diner." Because the postman has a hard time keeping the nine addresses of New Rawley Main Street separated.
Scout and Sean stand next to each other but refuse to look at each other. Scout flexes his man-boobs. Bella says they could at least be civil to each other and say hello. Sean realizes he's being a bit stupid, laughs, smiles and says hello to Scout. Scout doesn't even glance in Sean's direction, but flexes his jaw and gives an icy hello. Nice. Bella opens the card taped to the top of the package (How did they send that?) and holds the card up so we can read the front. It says "Dear Daughter." "Oh, my God," Bella says after ten seconds. She tells Sean and Scout that it's from her mother. This activates the Nick Drake Soundtrack of Growing Up Too Quickly. She slams the present and the card into the trash and walks off. Sean follows her to console her. Scout, making sure he breaks at least one law per episode, rips the return address off the package. He reads it, and walks off. What an asshole.
The names are back in the opening credits. I don't know. Ian Somerhalder, Somerhaldhim -- and lick him and make him call them "Princess."
The Pier of "Knowledge." The boys are all in tiny clothes, tank-tops and shorts. Verve reads a selection. Terri doesn't have to wear tiny clothes. In fact, she's wearing about four layers of shirts. "Intense," Verve says as he finishes his reading. "Yes, it is." I didn't know it was possible, but Finn is even greasier than the last time we saw him. His hair is out of control. Finn asks what the piece is about. Verve tells him, and Finn says that's more of a summary. He asks what the piece is "really about." Verve sits and thinks for a second, which is Will's cue to pipe up and kiss Finn's hairy ass one more time. Why is he the only one allowed to answer questions? "Destiny." This cues the "Will's So Deep" background music, as Verve gives Will a look like, "I was going to say that, asswipe." Finn is, of course, incredibly aroused at the sound of Will's voice, and asks him to go on. "Life is predetermined. Nothing you can do can alter your fate." Thanks for the definition, Will. Scout looks from Will to Finn. Finn asks if Will believes that. Scout looks back from Finn to Will. They've added some students in the background. One is African-American, and one is Hispanic. Oh, WB, you listen to our cries for multi-racial casting so well! We will never doubt you again! "Sometimes," the deep thinker responds. "Like not to," Scout squints. "Why not?" Finn asks. Scout continues lounging on his back in full Shakespearean angst to say that he'd like control of his own life. Finn laughs and says that they'd all like that. "But you might want to take that up with Buddha." Everyone laughs. "Or the Dalai Lama. Or Gandhi, or any number of Eastern religious icons. I feel it's more about specifics. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes just practical." Crazy flute music goes on in the background as everyone discusses what you can and cannot change. Finn asks what they think can't be changed. "Your height," Terri says. "Personality," Verve offers. Terri says that's questionable. Man, can't a Verve get one damn answer right in this series? Why is he always in the wrong? Scout gets all smiley and says, "Your parents." Everyone agrees that you can't change your parents. Whatever. I saw Irreconcilable Differences. Oh, and yes, this scene was just as boring as it sounded.