We meet Mr. Furlong, a school counselor, who tells us "It's hard to grow up when everyone around you is a teenager."
JET is in Project 10, a support group for gay and lesbian students. He talks about his own doubts and fears about being gay, but also proves to be very sensitive and supportive of the other kids in the group.
MARIA, frustrated with her family, decides to move out. She and her mother have a heartbreaking confrontation.
JEAN is still hurt by his dad's inability to relate to him. He talks about it in Impact, and deeply misses his dad.
UNITY has a girlfriend. It's all new to him, and he thinks he may actually be in love.
JEN and DANIELLE plan for the Prom. Jen can't afford the dress she wants, and Danielle doesn't have a date (she is also running for Prom Queen). "I'm just an ordinary student without a Prom date."
Not long after moving out Maria goes back home. She needs a Prom dress, and her mother agrees to make it "if you'll be here to try it on." Meanwhile, Jean has asked his dad, a former tailor, to help him find a tux - and to his surprise he agrees. His dad is a "master tailor" but hasn't been able to work as one for 10 years because "no one wants a tailor any more."
Unity has a big prom dilemma. His girlfriend doesn't want to go, so he's taking a lesbian friend. But his girlfriend isn't happy with that, which sets up a 4-way dilemma played out on the phone.
Before the Prom, Jean goes to his dad's house to show him his tux. It's awkward and difficult, but Jean is glad he did it. "He gave me 16 great years...He was better than his dad was, and I just want to be a better dad than him. Maybe someday we'll all be perfect dads."
On Prom night, everyone but BORIS, who is boycotting it, is dressed to the nines. Danielle does have a date -- her best friend Misha. And in a crowning achievement for her, she is elected Prom Queen.