|Sutton, cover up. There are some serious sleazebags around here.|
Lots of spoilers below!
Kristin and Phyllis (Char's mom) are helping out with homecoming and reminiscing about their homecoming "back in the day". Emma enters the gym, decorated with a spinning disco ball and random spheres on columns. She and Ethan discuss their homecoming plans. At home, Kristin implies that Emma would make a great homecoming queen, thus starting the competition between Emma and Nisha. In LA, it's raining and Thayer hits on Sutton after they try to locate Annie Hobbs. Sutton's oblivious to it of course.
Emma's doing a bad job at being Sutton. She and Laurel make plans for a girls night after Laurel is told she can't go to the dance. Meanwhile, Mads shoves Eduardo in a room while she goes upstairs to change for school. Eduardo overhears Alec check in with what looks like a nurse in a hospital regarding the matter that Sutton Mercer is not allowed to visit. Right now I'm assuming he means Annie. Why he wouldn't want them to meet I don't know, be her definitely has some messed up secrets.
|Sutton's face after Thayer kisses her.|
|The old photo Ted lingers on, depicting him, Alec, and Annie sitting on a stairwell.|
In the morning, she convinces the Mercers to let Laurel go to the dance. Later, she and Char are in campaign overload. She even tries to convince Ethan to go to the dance with her. But not together, together. He says her "can't". Kristin is so excited for Emma that they hug it out when Emma is worried that she won't win. Finally, Sutton's online and they talk about homecoming. Sutton's somehow jealous of her own life while Emma is just grateful.
|Arroyo High Homecoming 2011: The most generic looking dance ever.|
Back at the dance, Alec is letting on more than he's saying and Emma wins homecoming queen! Upon winning, she makes a speech but instead of reading it off the paper Char hands her, she folds it and speaks what's on her mind. Justin wins as well, but we don't get to hear his speech. Instead we witness the bickering of Nisha and Mads. Surprise! In the middle of the king and queen's first dance, Ethan shows up and cuts in. He confesses that he doesn't care if they are seen together and that he came for her, not Sutton. They kiss, not once, but multiple times, and finally, Emma has Sutton's life.
|Justin has secrets of his own.|
|Sutton kisses Thayer.|
|Annie Hobbs paints twins looking up at a swirling night sky.|
Other questions: What does Alec want Derek to do? What is Alec going to tell Eduardo? And what's going to happen between Emma, Sutton, Ethan, and Thayer in their complicated love square?
I'll be here next week!
It's 6 hours 'till bedtime; I say watch, don't wait.