So, now that the future is settled, let's go back to the present (at least I don't need 1.21 gigawatts to do that...)
It wasn't a good night for Alex – thankfully we know she's in next week's episode or I'd start worrying that she was going to bleed to death. Couldn't Phil and Claire at least dropped off her medicine before running away?
Maybe she should have taken a cue from Welcome Back, Kotter - a rubber hose would have been a lot less likely to draw blood than a pen cap.
And doesn't shoving a pen up the nose sound like something Luke would be more likely to do, albeit not as a de-stress mechanism?
But at least the bleeding did stop her from stressing out about her finals, at least for a little while. Is it time for round 3 of a certain type of post this weekend? Probably not – like almost everything else this season I'm not really emotional about her plight tonight. (I do reserve the right to change my mind over the weekend.)
And she did get in a couple of good zingers on her siblings – which one will I choose? Drumroll, please...
Alex's Line Of The Night: (about Luke's epic chicken-fueled senior prank) ”Don't make it too epic – how will you top it next year?” I thought her comment about having a boyfriend while Haley saw that her ex (Dylan) was happily married was a little bit too cruel. Luke still had one coming for stealing her homework earlier this season, plus, since he's graduating next week, no harm, no foul.
It was unfortunate that Alex did get thrown a bit under the bus (again) tonight – it was a weak spot in what was a really good episode overall.