Will pulls away from Gregor's love and tells him, "If I were you I'd pretend I never saw that." "Why?" Gregor asks. "It's the summah session. Bikinis, mahhtinis and Lamborginis." I quickly check the MBTV forum to see if you guys hate this kid as much as I do. Funny, you're calling him Ryder. Why doesn't anyone on this show have a name that I can either hear, understand, or is given? I'm still calling him Gregor until I hear the word "Ryder" come out of someone's mouth. Gregor asks if he should knock on the door. Will says no. Gregor drums on the door. Inside, the Bryan Adams Lite goes back into his caterwauling. Finn and MamaVerve break apart. She asks Finn who's at the door. How's he supposed to know? Gregor runs off. So does Will. MamaVerve walks off with a smile. Finn looks down and shakes his head. I should have listened to my mother. She warned me, and now it's happened. My face is permanently stuck in a shit-smelling sneer.
And not a moment too soon. Continuing their tradition of stealing every scene from Dead Poets Society episode by episode, Finn teleports to a dock, where all of the boys are sitting around him as he quotes Thoreau: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately..." Oh, you know the rest. Finn just butchers the hell out of it, all sitting in the rain and shit like a moron. He asks the boys what they know about Thoreau. Someone offers that he lived all by himself in the woods. Finn says that Thoreau was inspired by the setting just like where they are in Rawley, and now they are doing just what he did. He asks what Thoreau must have wanted from the experience. Because Will is the only student allowed to answer a question correctly, he offers that perhaps Thoreau was trying to be an individualist. This causes a wee cock of the head by Finn, who is so in love with Will that the stubble on his chin quivers. But Will's not done. "To...find himself by stepping away from society and all the institutions." Check out Gregor's response: "Wike, maybe the institootshun ov mawwige." Mawwige. Mawwige is wot bwings us togevah today. Gregor asks if Thoreau was hot for Emerson's wife. Will gives a worried look. Gregor goes on about getting lonely and having "extwa-cuwiculah activities" in the woods. Will says that isn't possible, because Emerson was Thoreau's mentor. Uh-huh. Finn says that it's also hard to "get things going" when you have a woman in your non-heated log cabin "for a wild weekend." So lame, this show. So lame. Finn concludes that Thoreau lived alone. "Let's face it. The life of a philosopher-poet is a pretty solitary kick." Will continues to look like all of Finn's words are really hitting home with him. Gregor smirks. Finn looks into the rain (doesn't drown, though) and assigns Civil Disobedience for homework. Homework? Was this a class? In the rain? In a boat?