( music playing ) – Cassie here. I’m– – Hey, you. – ( static ) – Mr. Lane? As your new vice principal, I’m requiring you to have an extracurricular activity this year. Cassie: Previously on “Total Eclipse”… Or as I’m calling it, a “thang.” You don’t have to steal things from me – to get me to hang out with you. – So, is that a yes? If you weren’t such a weirdo, girls might actually give you half a chance.
– Mind if I join you here? – Yeah, that’s totally cool. – I really like you, and– – I love you. Can you ask me before you tell someone I’ll do something? Did you really not do anything for Cassie’s birthday? – I’m breaking up with you. – What? You told me I had a good heart. Jenna! What the heck! My dad lost his job a few months ago. We’ve lost $1,000 worth of clothing to this shoplifter – over the last two months. – Isn’t that when Kate started? – Gretchen, I swear I had nothing to do with this. – I’m letting you go. – I don’t think you should turn yourself in. – It’s the right thing to do. Not if you want to stay with Scott.
I can’t go to the dance with someone like you. Someone like me? Kate didn’t steal from you. – How do you know? – Because I did. Morgan: I’m sorry. I thought I was too popular for you. Luca, in time you’ll understand why I had to do this. I didn’t realize you went to the same school as Diana. Julian, I’ve been waiting all night for my prince to arrive. We’re placing you under arrest for shoplifting. – Come with us. – Cassie, no. Tell them the truth. Tell them you didn’t do it. I made a promise. Why are you with Diana? I can’t talk about it. Any of it. Jenna: When I was a little kid, I used to imagine that I was a superhero. My mom didn’t love it. She said superheroes are for boys. Ugh, what are these doing out? I thought I got rid of these. Get ready. You’re gonna be late for school.
When things were bad, I like to think that my powers could fix anything that had gone wrong. ( music playing ) Finch! Mother: Jenna, school, now! ( theme music playing ) ( school bell rings ) So, what did you do this weekend? Um, well, I rehearsed for dance. ( chattering ) Still feeling guilty Cassie did the time for your crime? Shh. Just stay on my good side and your secret’s safe with me. – You have a good side? – Oh, good one, Jenna. Come on, let’s go this way. And then my mom threw away the entire meal she cooked and we ordered pizza. How was your weekend? Intense. My Aunt Bonnie moved in with us.
– Is that good or bad? – Both. She’s my favorite aunt. But she’s here because she’s been sick. Oh, Kate, I’m so sorry. If you need anything, just know I’m here for you. What if I need to know the truth about the shoplifter? The truth is I did community service, and the rest is in the past. Can we just leave it at that? I guess. But it still smells fishy. Well, so does Mr. Lane, but we still love him anyway. It’s a girl. Your regular history teacher? His new baby is a girl. No? Okay. Well, Mr. Hameed is on paternity leave, which explains me. I’m Ms. Dawson. I just moved here from New York City, where I was born and raised.
Oh, I was gonna pass these out. Blueberry muffins. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. Personally. Casserole! Hi, Mr. Lane. – Got a minute? – Yeah. So, Cassie. What do you see here? Your online dating profile? Oh, no. That’s not right. Where is my ink blot test? Cassie, what I’m trying to say is I’ve been concerned with you, ever since the, uh… oh, uh… …incident from last year. And I am worried that you’ve been spending too much time in your head. I know it can be fun to pretend. You know, I have the fantasy of living in a one-bedroom apartment, as opposed to a studio. ( chuckles ) I could have enough room for a couch, but, uh, who wants that? I do. I really do. I need it. I guess what I’m trying to say is the problem with daydreaming, Cassie, is it can keep you from spending time in the real world. – Mr. Lane, I– – No, no, no, let me finish.
I want to challenge you to stay focused on the here and the now. ( chuckles ) Just give it a try, okay? You know, you might be pleasantly surprised. Or, even better, you might be able to turn your dreams… into a reality. May I sit here? Well, if it isn’t the first lady of Millwood? Please don’t call me that. What would you like me to call you, then? Overwhelmed? Why? What’s wrong? Okay, promise you won’t tell anyone? So, Diana blackmailed me into being her friend again. My parents won’t stop fighting. – I’m worried that Scott– – Okay, whoa. Whoa. Sorry, I just feel like you’re the only one I can actually talk to. You know you can tell me anything. You know that, right? Okay, here’s something, then. I used to have this fantasy about being a superhero. And it’s all I’ve been thinking about lately. Dude! This is so awesome! – Really? – Yeah. You could totally sell this for, like, a million bucks. Oh, check this out. Study and learn. Thanks. We’ve been talking about me this whole time. – How are you? – Oh, you’ll see something scootin’ around from me soon.
( chatter ) Oh, um… everybody, I’d like you to meet my girlfriend, Morgan. – Hi. – Morgan, please meet the Millwood Experimental Film Club. Where we watch experimental films. This George, Anna, Madeline, and myself. I mean, you’re also in the club, but you knew that. Thanks for having me, guys. So, what makes a movie experimental? Is it, like, about science or something? ( laughs ) Um, experimental films have nontraditional structures. Oh, cool. Or uncool? Um, I mean, uncool as in a way that it’s cool. I’m excited to be uncool with you guys. Ahem, um, how about we watch the first film? Cool! I mean, yay. ( music playing ) Okay, everyone. I’m gonna be teaching some tough choreography today, so I need you to focus up. Julian, class started ten minutes ago. Sorry, I was waiting for Diana down the block.
I think she forgot about me. ♪ I hear… ♪ You didn’t call me back last night. ♪ And it sings to me… ♪ Okay, enough chitchat, everyone. Get up. We’re gonna start warming up. – Kate: Aunt Bonnie? – Hello! In here! Oh, there they are. Come here, kiddos. – Oh, it’s so good to see you. – You too. You have to help me with these flowers. I just bought them. Aren’t they beautiful? ♪ Another day… ♪ ( music playing ) Cassie, that was great. How did you pick that up so fast? Well, I guess I was just being present. You know, in the moment. Well, it’s working. Everyone, at next class, I want you to be present and in the moment like Cassie. Good job. Hey. So, why didn’t you tell me we weren’t meeting before class? I was meeting up with some friends. Didn’t know I needed permission. ( chuckles ) That’s not what I meant. I just feel like you’ve been avoiding me. I’m just used to doing things on my own. Yeah, but I barely see you. I thought you’d want to spend time together.
– Isn’t that what a relationship’s all about? – I don’t know. Maybe I’m not ready for this kind of relationship. Excuse me. I have… some solo choreography that I need to practice. – Hey, Eli. – Hey. Look, I kinda got to talk to you about something. Oh, my God. – Does my breath smell? – No. It’s just– it was a little bit hurtful how you called the Experimental Film Club uncool. I mean, I get we’re not the most popular club, but… Nobody likes someone new coming in and calling what they like uncool. Yeah. ( sighs ) Oh, my God. I have a plan. Can you teach me how to be– what do you want me to call you guys again? Well, some people would call experimental film or art avant garde. It’s like new or unusual.
Perfect. You’re gonna teach me how to be “on-vant garde.” – “Avant garde.” – “On-vont garde.” – Yeah. – Pew. Pew. Well, now that we are surrounded by all these beautiful flowers, there’s something I need to tell you two. That my bouquet looks better than Kate’s? Ow. Kate, Sam… you know I have cancer, right? Yeah. So, that’s why I’m here. To spend time with the family before I go. But you can’t know that for sure, right? Sam, I was a doctor, remember? I know when it’s time to fight, and I know when it’s time to do what you can with the time that’s left. ( music playing ) ( phone rings ) “Russian for Beginners”? Mr. Lane’s voice: Cassie, I’m worried that you’ve been spending too much time in your head. I call on the North Wind to protect Aunt Bonnie. While I’d love to have the wind at my back, Kate, this is not what I need.
I’m just trying to help. I know, hon. But what would really help is you and me and your brother spending some time together. It’s not magic, but it could still be special. ( music playing ) Milady, if you truly want to be a princess, you must wed yourself to a worthy prince. I decree these rules super lame. I don’t need a prince. In fact, I don’t even need to be a princess to rule. ( music slows, stops ) I have no idea what any of these buttons actually do. I need to go back to Earth. In the sacred space near my wizened tree, I renounce my gift and from this world I flee.
All: It’s time to stop living in a fantasy. Jenna: When I was a kid, I played with action figures. I liked imagining that I was a super hero. And when things are bad, I actually had the power to do something. Now that I’m older, I don’t play with action figures. But I still imagine that I’m a super hero. ( thunder crashes ) ( music playing ) I wanted to talk about Luca. Cassie: Next time on “Total Eclipse”… What are you doing here? Hey, Cassie. Got a minute to talk? Today may be just try not talking as much. Got it. I mean… Cassie, you can dance with Diana. Both: That’s not a good idea. ( music playing ) .