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Tensions between Sam's friends and Brooke's friends are leading to a rumble, but the guys intervene and lock the ladies in a school bathroom where secrets are revealed, new bonds are formed, and a friendship comes to and end.


Jamie Babbit


Ryan Murphy (created by), Gina Matthews (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Leslie Bibb ... Brooke McQueen
Carly Pope ... Sam McPherson
Tamara Mello ... Lily Esposito
Christopher Gorham ... Harrison John
Sara Rue ... Carmen Ferrara
Bryce Johnson ... Josh Ford
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Nicole Julian
Ron Lester ... Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
Leslie Grossman ... Mary Cherry
Lisa Darr ... Jane McPherson (credit only)
Scott Bryce ... Mike McQueen (credit only)
Delta Burke ... Cherry Cherry
Diane Delano ... Bobbi Glass
Mitchell Anderson ... Mr. Bennett
Bob Clendenin ... Godfrey (as Robert Clendenin)


Sam and Brooke are now on friendly terms, so they agree to try and get their feuding friends Lily and Carmen and Nicole and Mary Cherry together to get them to reconcile all their differences and animosities in a calm and rational manner. But during lunch Brooke notices that Sam is wearing, without asking, Brooke's favorite bracelet that Brooke's estranged mother gave to Brooke before she left. This reignites her hate for Sam, and when Nicole pushes Carmen one too many times and Carmen snaps and slaps her in return, the two stepsisters and their girlfriends agree to meet after school and resolve their issues once and for all - with their fists. Their friends Sugar, Josh and Harrison are all terrified of the girls' uncontrollable rage and what it might lead to, so they ask Ms. Glass for help. However, she sees the girls' behavior as normal and unavoidable side effect of PMS. To educate the boys further, she gives them a VHS tape of her favorite nature documentary about the fire ants of...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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In the DVD commentary, it is finally revealed how come the ladies' restroom is called the Novak... after Kim Novak, who supposedly donated money to Kennedy High. See more »


Mary Cherry: Oh, my God! Y'all! This is just like that movie "Alive!", where... where rational people, abandoned in nature, go mad with hunger and eat each other like lust-crazed cannibals! And my blood sugar's plummetin' by the minute.
Nicole Julian: Well, FYI kids, if I gotta munch a bunch on any of these Birkenstock wearers, I'm gonna need a lot of Tabasco, which we don't have.
Mary Cherry: [pulls out a bottle of Tabasco from her purse] How you doin' Carm?
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References Caged (1950) See more »

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the cast and crew might like this episode, but it is junky drivel to me
9 December 2016 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

This is the second episode where Carly Pope is a total match for Leslie Bibb. They are both equally hot. It shouldn't really be that way. But I'm not complaining, no. Brooke is suddenly now no longer filmed with Bambi-eyes. Carly also is getting totally into her zone playing the part, while perhaps Leslie shouldn't rest on her laurels.

I have no complaints about those two. But the script here is a total shambles. Cringeworthy. Mary Cherry and Nicole Julian might have their followers, but show this episode to a viewer seeing this lot for the first time. It's a damned silly embarrassment, I'd wager that very few would disagree. They behave immature, we go minutes in, it's one big shoddy shambles of irritating characters. So the theme is menstruation. Ryan Murphy tackles that with the campy approach as only the future NIP/TUCK creator would. The result is one off- putting inane sloppy episode that is clearly going to have far- reaching consequences, affecting the future flow (no pun intended) of the story, as sides seem to have shifted. Yet this thing looks like a dream sequence. Nonsensical stuff keeps on happening. Well, this is a trademark, especially after last week's talking scale, and Nicole's sledgehammer. Now, Mary Cherry has Tabasco sauce and a shovel in her purse. Tongue-in-cheek? Of course. Attractive? No. Hell, originally I expected something like BEVERLY HILLS 90210 but this is for very immature kids in laugh-out-loud mode. It sure takes 'quirkily off-beat' for a ride up to the funny farm. Hey, Wikipedia can quote me on that!

Zany is one thing. This is too much. And I just listened to the commentary. They think they are hilarious. Not realizing they're only being totally oafishly silly. Without being remotely funny. They're making fools of themselves. None more so than that seriously miscast Tammy Lynn Michaels* and the queen-of-the-aliens Leslie Grossman. Even Tamara Mello began a singsong dramatic wail that looked only half as convincing as the average grade school play.

*all that glowering she does in the series, did she try channeling a 1998 (one year before, did she watch?) WILD THINGS courtroom Denise Richards vibe? Well, it didn't work.

The big loss is: What this show could have been! With a firmer hand on the wheel. A proper drama. Not these inane antics. What a waste of two very interesting female leads. What a shame!

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3 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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