The rest of the freshman are standing along the edges of the room with their arms crossed. Ryder turns the camera to Will and says since he saw the whole thing he might want to add his own remarks. Will gets up to Ryder and knocks the camera out of his hand. Very dramatic flinging of the camera against the wall. Ryder goes apeshit. "Damn! Krudski, I was on a roll." "Gentlemen? What's going on here?" Hey, who's the new stubbly guy? Ryder goes Eddie Haskell and says, "Hello, Dean Fleming. I'm so sorwee. I dropped it. I'm so clumsy. If it's broken, I'll pay for it." The dean says it's not necessary, and that it's just a camera. He asks the room if something is wrong. Will is the only person allowed to answer questions, so he says no. The dean walks off with the camera. Ryder turns around, takes a grand bow to Will, and walks off with his evil chuckle. I assume he's going straight to his room to work on more Ryan Phillippe impersonations. Close-up on Will as both Ryders laugh and the screen fades out.
"THIS SHOW IS AWFUL!" I scream into the silence.
For the first time in my life, I'm relieved to see the Taco Bell dog. ["Isn't Taco Bell owned by PEPSI? How the hell did that get in there?" -- Wing Chun]
Bella and Paige are sitting together in the near darkness. Paige is showing Bella how to do a French manicure. In the dark. "Can you keep a secret?" Paige asks her. Bella smiles, thinks for a while and says, "Oh, yeah," like she's keeping the biggest secret in the whole damn world, even though six other people know she's related to Scout. Paige tells Bella that she's been in love with Scout since she was five. She has Dr. Seuss books with "Paige Calhoun" scribbled all over them. So, she was just learning how to read Hop On Pop but knew how to write "Paige Calhoun"? Yeah. "I want him to be my first," she tells Bella. "Really?" Bella asks, as if she's a bit confused on which "first" this slut is talking about. Bella messes up Paige's nail. Paige says she thought she had made a mistake, until Scout asked her to the drive-in tonight. Bella looks Paige up and down. Bella says she's going with Sean. Wow. A whole day passed and we missed it. Paige says she'll see her there. They giggle uncomfortably.
Will and Scout are walking down a sidewalk. Scout pushes a bike. Will asks if Scout remembers how "in Civil Disobedience, Thoreau talks about how it's okay to break the rules sometimes if you do it for the right reasons." Scout says yes. Will asks if he believes that. "Depends on the circumstances," Scout says. "My dad got arrested for protesting Vietnam. Um, you always have to do what you think is right, regardless of the consequences, you know?" Uh, thanks for bringing up your dad getting arrested and then not mentioning one other thing about it. How pointless was that? Scout asks if Will is thinking about "staging a revolution." Will says no. Scout asks if Will wants to go on a double date. He says that he's going with Paige. "That'd be cool," Will says. "You know. You and Paige. Me and my right hand." They laugh. I don't. That's creepy, yo. Will asks where they're going. Scout tells him they're going to the drive-in. Will scoffs and says, "You know, you're a big boy. I think you can handle this one on your own." Big boy.