Prep School Without Classes. As everyone gets up to leave, Finn asks Will to stay after class. There's another quotation written on the chalkboard, but everything is shot without lighting this episode, and I can't read the entire thing. Finn says he "heard about the incident last night with the video camera." These lines couldn't be more stilted if they were making an industrial film. "Right," Will says. "Right?" Finn asks. He's covered in sweat for some reason. "That's all you have to say is, 'Right'?" "What else do you want me to say?" "How 'bout what in the hell were you thinking stealing?" Always the English teacher displaying such enviable grammar. Finn says he knows Will doesn't have as much money as the rest of the kids in the school: "But you're about to get your ass kicked out of here." Will is outraged that Finn would think he stole the camera for money. Finn says that Will went into the dean's office, took the camera, and has no excuse. "What am I supposed to think?" Finn shouts. "Let me help you," Will gets all self-righteous. "Imagine a student seeing something he wasn't supposed to see. A teacher, but not just any teacher [the only teacher], a teacher who's been very good to him. A teacher kissing the wife of the dean." Finn gets all nauseous and lowers his head. "Oh, no." That's all he has to say. "Oh, no." He could at least tell Will that it's really annoying when he repeats the beginnings of all of his sentences with the same words. Will's not done, of course: "And now imagine another student seeing this, but a real jerk [Oh, he didn't use the 'jerk' card, did he! Yes, he did!], who during a hazing spree [It was?] videotapes this information and it ends up in the dean's office." Finn has nothing to say, so he looks down and sweats. "What would you have done?" Will stands up to leave, but he's not done with the lecture. "And, and you know what the funny part of all of this is? The tape is still in the dean's desk. So now, you're the one with the moral dilemma. You're the one with all the learning and the lectures and the philosophy. You're the grown-up! You go and decide what's right and wrong." You're the moral dilemma. Fade to black.
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