Finn walks down that grassy place that usually holds dogs. MamaVerve runs up behind him. He says that he doesn't need to hear another lecture and that he agrees with what she had said. She tells him about catching Will with the video camera. This time she calls the dean "my husband." "Did he say what he was doing?" Finn asks. "Oh, he was stealing it," MamaVerve declares. She says she knows that he and Will are close and she thought he might have an idea on how to handle this. "Giving me a lot of credit," Finn drones. He walks away. "Yes, I am," she says like she's about to cry. Distant shot of illicit love parting.
Ooh, the direction here is divine. As MamaVerve walks in the opposite direction from the departing Finn, Terri and Verve walk up through the parting of the trees just ahead. I remember when my high school drama teacher blocked that action for a very special scene in Neil Simon's Rumors. Yeah! Verve in a tank top! Twenty-four-year-old shoulder muscles. Ain't nothing wrong with that. Verve tells Terri that she wins. He says that Lena is obviously into her more than she's into him. Terri asks if she comes with a trip to Hawaii. Verve isn't in the mood for jokes. Who is in this show? Terri explains that some people just have better chemistry than other people and that some people click. How is that supposed to make Verve feel better? "Look, I'm sure you clicked with plenty of babes." This is where I desperately want Verve to grab Terri by the shoulders and say, "Look. I know you're trying to be a boy here. We don't say 'babes.' Not like that. You sound like a moron." Verve asks if Terri likes Lena. Terri stammers and says, "Oh, I don't know. I mean, she's hot. Right?" Verve asks for clarification on whether Terri thinks she's hot. "Don't you?" Terri asks. Now I'm confused. Verve says that no matter what happens, he's cool. "You're a guy. She likes you. Go for it." Cue Steel Drums of Non-Gay Love. Verve walks off as Terri says to no one, "What isn't wrong with this picture?"
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.
For a brief moment I consider quitting Mighty Big TV forever, so as to never be lumped into a category of "writers" with Will "I'll say it again" Krudski. He called Ryder a jerk. How stupid is that? "Duh" and "Jerk." This isn't high school. It's the third grade. In 1986. ["Dude, if Get Real didn't do you in, I think you're indestructible." -- Wing Chun]