So here we are on graduation day, and Mason’s speech is…really something. You could paste Les’ head in panel one and it would sound perfect coming from him. No wonder Mason was frightened. He certainly looks miserable now…I can kind of see the scene:
Mason (dour): I don’t know why I agreed to give the speech. I only have a few hours to prepare/I don’t see any bent nails anywhere/What can I say that will make them care?/I’ll be out in front of everyone, bare. [Sorry about that–BC] This is going to be a disaster. I have no idea what I should say.
Les (smirking): I have just the thing. (hands over a sheaf of paper)
Mason (greatly relieved): Great! (reads)
Mason (In a very, very small voice): Oh.
Welcome to Westview, Mason. You are now officially part of the Great Circle of Death. Hakuna Matata!
On a much happier note, Chullo and Glasses are graduating! That means we’ll never have to see them again! Can I get a “Hell yeah!”? Oh and Alex too! (Didn’t recognize her in all that white.)
Does Tom Batiuk realize he has no more student characters? Oh sure, there was…uh, Bernie? And…Paige? It was Paige wasn’t it? Yeah, those characters were sure fleshed out and ready to take center stage. Oh, and the Color-Change twins! Who could forget them? Other than me, I mean.