Scout calls Paige on his cell phone and says he'd like to go with her to her parents' boat this weekend. He walks across the street and tosses coins at Bella's window. She opens the window and looks out. Scout then delivers the worst lie I've ever heard. He says that she was right about Paige and that he had a great time on their date. He says that he's always been interested in her, but that he didn't know how to tell Bella how he felt. And since he's going to be dating Paige now, there's no reason why he and Bella can't be friends. This is retarded. Bella's all, "I'm really, really happy for you." Scout asks what she's doing. Bella: "Folding laundry." Scout: "You wanna walk to the lake? I'll teach ya how to skip a stone." Bella: "Scout, I already know how to skip a stone." Scout: "Okay. Then you can show me. Because I don't." He asks for half an hour, even wheedling, "I'll have you home before dinner." Stare. Stare. Stare. Distant look. Bella says she'll be right down. Scout walks towards the front of the house. As we slowly pan into Bella's room through her window, we see her wipe away the torrents of tears. There's a lot of lip-pulling going on in her grief. It's too dark in there to see much else.
Krudski's Final Thought. "When I was little I had this idea that life could be perfect." During the following lines, we see quiet moments with Verve, Finn, Terri, blah, blah, blah, boringcakes. "That if you were careful enough you'd never make a mistake. Never be lonely. Never be misunderstood. Never be frightened." Scout and Bella flirt and walk together. "But it doesn't work that way. Life is big and messy and you just have to climb in there with your boots on and hope for the best. Like Thoreau said, 'Heaven is under our feet as well as over our head.' And at the end of the day, I have to say I still feel pretty lucky to be here." Will and Finn share a Friendly's moment over a Coke.
Next week Will falls in love with a girl. Will Scout and Bella be jealous? Terri and Verve re-enact the scene from Just One of the Guys where Terri pulls her tuxedo shirt open and shows her breasts to Rick. Because it's the WB, Terri is wearing a black bra instead of naked boobies, and I doubt Verve is going to be able to turn to everyone and say, "It's okay, everybody. It has tits." But I can't wait anyway. So many movie scenes to steal, so few weeks left.