Sitting in the station, Terri is reading through Bella's magazine. "Can I just say how much I missed this mindless crap? I mean, listen to this: 'Is your guy going too fast?' Uh, yeah, he is." Bella asks if she means Verve. Terri tells her that Verve is trying to move into her dorm room. She says that Verve didn't even ask her about it. "He kinda decided this on his own." She says she "totally freaked out at him." Bella smiles and nods her head. "You guys totally in love?" Terri looks up, blinks, blinks and smiles. Bella laughs. "Yeah, you are." Terri pulls her legs up into her chest and giggles. "Yeah, pretty much," she agrees. "No wonder they all think you're gay," Bella says. Terri closes her eyes and says, "It's so out of control." "And all this just to get back at your mom?" Really? They're still going with that? Because she totally missed her chance. Oh, right. The Bella-Mom thing. Right. How convenient. Bella looks down, blinks five times, snorts, squints and says she understands. Terri squints. Bella looks up and says, "Sometimes I wonder what I would do to get back at my mom for leaving." Terri says she doesn't recommend cross-dressing and that boxers are "really annoying." Girlie-laughing ensues. Terri asks if Bella's ever told her mom how she feels. Bella says she hasn't seen her in ten years. There's a pause in the middle of this sentence so Bella can watch Scout walk out of the Bankruptcy Diner. Terri follows Bella's gaze and says that Scout is pretty cute. "You two are...um...?" Bella says that they are just "really good friends." "Right," Terri nods. She says that's what she says about her and Verve. Bella says that it's complicated. Even though Terri has just spilled all of her secrets in three minutes to her, she doesn't share one thing about her personal life. Lots of nodding and blinking.
The next scene is done in almost complete darkness. The only light comes from the window behind Will and Liv, but you can't see them at all. She reads a poem by Elizabeth Barret Browning that he picked out. He's all smug about it, but you can hardly tell in the blackout. "So, Caroline, I wanted to talk to you about..." Massive amounts of blinking and head-lowering and squinting and staring. "About?" More blinks, stares, squints. "I think you're ready to write," Will smiles. "A poem?" Liv's a quick one, kids. "No, a minuet. Yes, a poem!" Liv gives that horrible fake-laugh she has, and then suggests that her homework will be to write a love sonnet for Ryder. There is some laughing, head bobbing, squinting and blinking. Liv apologizes for being an idiot. Will asks if she's really serious about Ryder. She says he's a great guy. "I mean...you know." Which sounds like she's pretty sure Will has a crush on him, too. Twenty-seven blinks later and after much stammering, Will tells Liv that Ryder is not a great guy. Liv exhales. "He's not who you think he is. And I wouldn't be telling you this if I didn't believe it. But you've got to trust me on this one. He didn't even..." "He didn't even, what, Will?" Will says that he's dishonest. Liv gets all offended, screeching about how she can't believe Will would say such a thing to her. "Why are you trying to hurt me like that?" Girl, with your voice, and that acting, I was just about to ask you the same question. Will says that Ryder will hurt her. She silences him with a sound like, "Ghap!" From the depths of the shadows she says that "this whole thing was a bad idea." She gets up and leaves. I wonder how she finds the door in the darkness. We stare at the outline of Will's head for a few seconds, and I assume if there was even a sliver of light on him, we might be treated to some more blinking and lip-chewing.