Did anyone watch The CW’s new little gem, Stylista last week? It’s supposed to be the real-life version of “The Devil Wears Prada” as eleven contestants compete for a junior editor position at Elle Magazine. And it is JUST like that movie! You know, but without the talent, the wit, the smarts or endearing qualities. I challenge you to find a character in this program that you actually LIKE. (Excluding Danielle. She doesn’t count.)
Because how can you not already love this face?We enter the Episode 1 with a British voice over. (British voices are always used to signal that we are entering a world of the elite. It’s an ’80s trend started by Robin Leach, I’m pretty sure.) As we float over a skinny girl who is just one big pair of eyebrows, he tells us to be a model, you have to be 5’9″ tall. To be a fashion designer, you have to create new and exciting looks. When he says this, we are shown Michael Kors. Oh, hi Michael, funny seeing you here. I thought that Bravo owned your soul; they must have leased you out for a week. And to work at a fashion magazine, you have to live and breathe style. Well that’s a good thing considering that the contestants you meet have backgrounds as varied as law student and Chinese linguist and village idiot. So if those count as living and breathing style, then we’re off to a good start.
Well hello eyebrows! Is there even a face under there somewhere?
Now the British voiceover introduces us to the show’s anti-hero, Anne Slowey, the fashion news director of “Elle.” She doesn’t just define fashion, she has the power to make you want things like the new “it” bag, the hot new shoes or the latest designs off the runway. Okay, then this must be the lady who I can officially blame for Crocs. Now I will know where to address all my angry letters to. And, p.s., I don’t care HOW comfortable those things are, they make you look like an idiot, mm’kay?
For anyone who’s familiar with the movie, Anne will be playing the character of Meryl Streep. She’ll make our trendsetting competitors complete dumb tasks and will effortlessly degrade them all the while. So the question is: Who is the biggest masochist to stick around long enough to become the next Stylista?
The introduction theme song is weird and tinkly and is pretty much the twin sister of that God-awful theme song for “America’s Next Top Model.” We see some pretty pictures spinning around and are introduced to our contestants for the first time. Most of them — if not all — are perfect reality tv show stereotypes. Let’s assess:
The dumb blonde.
Cologne — who we shall call “Perfume” in an effort to be punny — is a 21-year-old Berkeley student with the Lauren Conrad forehead braid and pounds of chunky black mascara. She wants to work at “Elle” because it would, like, Oh my God, be “so rad!”
The funky Brit.
William — with his tiny tie, too-short pants and hat — looks like he walked right off the album cover for a 1980s boy band. To be more specific: He looks like a member of the New Kids on the Block. So let’s call him “Joey McIntire.” Why Joey? Because he was always my favorite. And because when he begged “Please don’t go, girl,” I took it very literally and promised that I’d never leave him. In fact, I’m still not entirely convinced that I will not marry him. And, yes, I realize that he has a wife. But I’m perfectly content being the second wife. These are situations where the divorce rate plays in my favor.
The hobo chic scarf guy.
Jason, 25, is an aspiring fashion designer. But instead of going to, oh I dunno, design school, he’d rather take the easy road and find success via The CW. And if we’re learned ANYthing from people who seek success through reality show fame, we know that they don’t become a joke at all! No not at all! They are always taken seriously in the celebrity world and go on to make amazing award-winning movies like “Kill Reality” starring Johnny Fairplay and Trishelle Crazyface.
Big Boobs McGee
Kate, 22, is a former law student with absolutely no experience in the fashion industry. I assume that her being chosen for this show is supposed to satiate our sadistic, Rome Colisseum-inspired entertainment because she’s about to be thrown to the lions for our enjoyment. At least give the girl a net and a spear, would ya?
Devin, 19, is a perkalicious little phenom. She is the editor-in-chief of NYU’s fashion publication and working for “Elle” is her dream job. Yes, she’s a teenager, but so far she seems the best qualified. Scary, isn’t it?
Somber Toupee Girl
Johanna, 28, is a military analyst/Chinese linguist. She’s risked the security that she has with her profession because she wants a fashion job more than anything. Well, I guess that working with drill sergeants actually might have been good preparation for entering the Slowey world. Should be interesting to see how she does.
The Endearing Black Sheep
Danielle, 22, is a clothing store manager. She says that she was born with a fashion style but realizes that she doesn’t look like everyone else. She’s an outsider and is sure that people will notice her size. In case you didn’t notice, she is on the plump side with big, thick glasses. They probably cast her because they needed their token Ugly Betty. Apparently, every fashion mag has one these days. It’s this season’s little black dress. But we’ll do her a favor and not call her Betty because, in my opinion, she’s the least ugly one.
The Girl that has a Stick Up Her Butt
Megan, 22, is boutique owner from Colorado. She was given a “chunk of money” at one point in her life and used it to open a women’s designer clothing store. Did anyone else find themselves wondering where this chunk of money came from? I bet she took a big life insurance policy out on someone she knows and then kicked them down the stairs. I wouldn’t be surprised. Anyway, she claims that she’s not a spoiled rich girl because she has a brain. I’m pretty sure that being spoiled and having a brain aren’t mutually exclusive, but to verify her theory, she seems to be spoiled and also not have a brain. She was definitely cast as the villain. And either she really is a horrid shrew or she’s got reality television figured out and realizes that the villain always hangs around like cockroach for at least 75% of the season no matter how non-talented they are. My prediction: In three months, we’ll be seeing an article in Us Weekly where she throws a tantrum about “unfair tv editing.”
The Boring Fro Guy
Arnaldo, 23, has the dream to be a writer. And because he writes poetry, he thinks he’s got what it takes. Well if this were true, then every angsty tween, locked in their bedroom writing verses on their Lisa Frank folders could win the next Pulitzer. Well, at least he has a degree from Columbia though. That, we will give him. In an effort at faux profundity, he tells us about how fashion is expression or some crap like that.
The Gay Sidekick
Dyshaun, 24, is a wardrobe stylist. He looks put together but he is totally the guy who tries to befriend the mean girl because if the mean girl hates everyone yet still likes him, then he feels special. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just wait. We’ll get there soon enough, and you’ll regret being there.
The Possibly Tolerable One
Ashlie, 22, is a fashion buyer and doesn’t really bother me. She tells us that Anne Slowey is a very respected name, and in this industry it’s all about who you know.
Now that we know the players, let’s watch the game! Our team shows up for their first day at “Elle” magazine and is sent straight to the bull pin. I am shocked because the first thing we hear is nails on a chalkboard! Eeek! Make it stop! Oh wait, that’s just the voice of Big Boobs McGee. “HiiiiIIiiIiiIi I’m KaTE! WhAt’S yOuR nAme!?” Her voice registers at the same octave as that awful beep that is “only a test from the emergency broadcasting system.” Great. Now every time she opens her mouth, I’m going to be concerned that there’s an air raid. Anyway, everyone mutters their names and glances in acknowledgment toward one another. But when Danielle says her name, there is no glance of acknowledgment. So she says her name again. Again, nothing. Then she asks everyone else’s name. Nothing. Okay, we can see where this is going.
I would think that a talking blueberry would be hard to ignore, but I stand corrected.
Megan decides that she should establish herself as Alpha Female by digging her nails into the self-esteems of the girls that she doesn’t even know yet. And Devin is singled out as her first victim. “Where are you from?” she asks our be-hatted young friend. Devin squeaks that she’s from Ohio but studying at NYU. Getting no ammunition, Megan pries further by asking her what she wants to do. Devin responds with a comment that is equivalent to, “Um, duh. Work at ‘Elle,’ obviously.” When Megan discovers that Devin is only 19, she snarkily comments that must be why she has an attitude. More like Megan is projecting her attitude onto a harmless victim. This girl is going to be bad news, and she is totally the type of person you meet in real life and become committed to bringing them down a notch. She then tells Devin that she is going to call her “Hat Girl” from now on. Devin uncomfortably giggles and says “okay.” It’s true. Devin is wearing a hat that reminds me both of a Fruit of the Loom mascot grape cluster man thing and a funeral at the same time. But it actually looks like something that I’d imagine being sold at Megan’s old school-looking boutique.
In order to get to Megan’s dusty boutique, you have to jump inside the pages of a Charles Dickens novel.
Scouring for her gay sidekick, Megan glidess her chair over toward Arnaldo and says, “I hate that girl” about Devin. Arnaldo does not take the bait. Instead, he implores her to explain how she can hate someone she just met. Interesting, because I am starting to hate someone who I don’t even know at all. And her name is Megan. Fasten your seatbelt, Meggo, TVgasm is about to destroy you. We don’t like bullies over here, so you’ve got an uphill battle to fight.
The next person to be sized up in Megan’s evil cross-hairs is Kate. Poor Kate. Megan tells the camera that they aren’t auditioning to become a sexy secretary, they are doing something that actually requires brains. She turns to DyShaun in another attempt to pinpoint her gay sidekick and tells him that anyone who has fake boobs has the word “insecurity” written across their forehead. Possibly. But anyone who makes fun of every single person for shallow reasons has the word “insecurity” TATTOOED ALL OVER THEIR ENTIRE BODY.
Tragically, DyShaun is the taker that Megan’s been looking for. He giggles along with her joke and the Gay Sidekick is born. Lucky for us, we are saved by Brett Ramey, “Elle” photo director, and Malina Joseph, “Elle” fashion bookings editor.
Had Heidi Montag not started ironing the life out of her hair or getting routine plastic surgeries, THIS would have been her future.
Malina tells us that over the course of the next eight weeks, one of the contestants will win a highly coveted editorial position at “Elle.” But they will all start at the bottom as assistants to Anne Slowey, who is an evil cow of a lady. And this lady will be arriving in exactly 40 minutes. Brett tells the gang that their first assistant task will be to prepare Anne’s morning coffee and a healthy breakfast. But the challenge isn’t just about breakfast. Fashion is all about style, so the presentation is just as important as what they pick to eat.
On their desks, there is an envelope with $40 inside and the address of a deli six blocks away. It’s like Diddy’s Cheesecake Challenge all over again. And our team is out the door! A time clock appears at the bottom of the screen, so we can monitor their time.
In a flash, our gang is on the street catching cabs. They jet across town and start ordering at the deli. I’m seeing an omelette and fruit theme. Kate is actually holding a pineapple, which I think is hilarious and hope to see her wrestle that thing into submission as she tries to dice it up into bite-size pieces. For some reason, Ashlie didn’t get in a cab; she took off on foot and instantly became lost. I want to worry about her but am too busy not caring. Other contestants are already arriving back at the office and starting to work on presentation, but Ash is still jaunting around.
With eight minutes on the clock, Ashlie finishes shopping and heads back to the office. She makes it back with only two minutes left, so she throws everything onto to a tray. Time’s up and Anne arrives.
“Coming to work is so annoying! Checking my email is so annoying! Can you tell that I’m annoyed? I’m trying to convey that I’m annoyed!”
Anne walks into the office and throws her coat on the reception desk, which I bet the producers told her to do. She slumps down the hall, and everyone grabs their trays and follow. Sitting at her desk, she doesn’t even look up as they line up with their trays. Finally she stands and gives a disgusted look. Our contestants are so nervous that their trays are shaking. “Welcome to Elle. I’m Anne Slowey. And if you’re going to live in my world, you either get it or you don’t.” Kinda reminds me of the Project Runway tagline: “In the fashion world, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.” I will file this under “L” for “Light Plagiarism.”
This show annoys me. These people annoy me. Why did The CW have to blackmail me into doing this crap.
Anne begins slowly inspecting all the trays. We discover that she only drinks iced coffee with a small straw. Some of the trays would make her fat. Candles and flowers are a sweet touch. She doesn’t do wheat or almonds unless they’re soaked over night. And melons should never be mixed with any other fruit. Apparently, this is more of a mind-reading contest than anything else because how could anyone possibly know about Anne’s aversion to non-soaked nuts and normal-sized straws.
She stops in front of Joey Mac and asks what she’s seeing. He starts to describe the breakfast, but she wants explanation of the outfit. She says he’s very “Clockwork Orange.” And then she clarifies that it was not a compliment. This gives us a little insight into her psyche. Whereas we see New Kids on the Block, she sees the same thing and thinks “creepy horror movie.” It’s like a Rorshach test, and we just learned that she’s insane.
Anne compliments Danielle’s glasses and tells Ashlie that she looks like a waitress in the black pants and white shirt. (Totes my exact uniform when I worked at the Olive Garden, btdubs!) Then she asks Arnaldo why there is a note pad on the breakfast tray. He claims that it’s for morning ideas. Gotta love those pseudo-intellectuals! But something tells me that Anne is one of those people who can’t fully function until they’ve had caffeine rivers coursing through their veins. So “breakfast ideas” are probably out of the question. However, if hung-over enough, Anne might consider eating the paper.
She ends up choosing Ashlie because of the simple presentation. In short, Ashlie had a minimalist candleholder, which Anne loves. So Ashlie wins the mind reading contest and all because she was running too behind to overthink and clutter up the tray. And here we were all SO worried about poor Ashlie, weren’t we? Yeah, I know, me neither. I bet after they leave, Anne dumps all the trays into the trash and pulls a hidden donut out of her desk.
Anne tells everyone that personal style is important, and some of them look like they’ve just stepped out of a costume shop. They are off to meet with Joe Zee to learn Fashion 101. He’s “Elle’s” creative director and has been a stylist for some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Like Pink, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Justin Timberlake. Who knew that it actually takes a creative genius to make Mariah Carey look trampy. And here I thought she did that all on her own.
Joe shows up, introduces himself and then says he will be judging everyone on the following criteria:
Yeah we’re lookin’ at you and your Blossom Russo hat.
Meg’s face isn’t quite fitting the occasion…wear something more enthusiastic next time, girl.
Perhaps some of those glasses that turn into sunglasses when it’s bright out? It’s like multi-tasking for the eyes!
Hobo chic Jason is first. Joe likes all the black. But the scarf gives him anxiety, and the Michael Jackson glove was 20 years ago. Arnaldo doesn’t have enough fun with his clothes. He needs to take more risks and not look like he works at a bank. Megan is wearing a Chanel dress, but just because she has the right label, doesn’t mean she has the right choice. (Whatever that means.) Kate is not dressed appropriately for work; it’s more of an evening look and her cleavage is popping out. And Devin’s cocktail hat is distracting. Got all that, Gasmii?
Now when Joey McIntire steps forward, Joe Zee just groans “oh” and everyone laughs. He says that his outfit looks like a costume and like he’s going to play the drums in a bar at night. It simply doesn’t say “work appropriate.” While Joey Mac has obviously dropped the ball here, we should take into account his Europeanness. My friends and I always go into hipster neighborhoods and play a fun game called “Gay or Euro?” Then we look at all the boys and wager money on what category they fall into. Sometimes it’s really hard to tell. My point is that sometimes those European boys can dress a little different. Okay, I didn’t ACTUALLY have a point, I just think that game is really fun to play. And probably offensive to some people…but let’s move on before we linger on that one for too long!
Joey Mac’s shoes were cobbled by elves after nightfall. And his socks were darned by Rainbow Brite. Magical? Yes. Ugly? Also yes.
Danielle is really nervous, but Joe tells her that she gets it. She noticed that color was a big thing on the runway this season, and she has a bright blue jacket with matching blue shoes. I let out a small sigh of relief because she’s been so sweet and pleasant so far, and I doubt anyone wants to see her get ripped on.
The first editorial challenge will involve updating all their personal looks. Tomorrow they will be going to H&M to find a fabulous and affordable look. They will be working in three teams, chosen by Ashlie because she won the assistant task.
The teams are as follows. Team A (a.k.a. “The Stylish Ones”): Ashlie, Johanna, Perfume, Gay Sidekick. Team B (a.k.a. “The Almost Stylish Ones”): Arnaldo, Danielle and Megan. Team C (a.k.a. “The Fashion Rejects”): Kate, Joey McIntire, Devin, Jason. But that will be for tomorrow! Now it is time to go settle into the lofts.
Our stylistas get all excited because the loft is, of course, gorgeous. The only problem is that were cursed with — gasp! — bunkbeds! HOW WILL THEY EVER LIVE?!!?!? They are in a beautiful Manhattan loft, living the life of their dreams! But all those dreams were dashed at the sight of — again gasp! — bunkbeds! Anything but — double gasp! — bunkbeds!
Megan, stalking around in a blue scarf, is too good for the bunkbeds, so she’d rather be on the couch or floor. Gay Sidekick continues to try to find solidarity with her by saying that he got stuck sharing a room with “Boobs.” Kate overhears and tells Sidekick that he can’t sleep in her room if he’s describing her that way. G.S. says that there always has to be a punching bag, so Kate is the punching bag. Then he clarifies: “two large punching bags.” I feel like the only reason he’s making fun of Kate is to gain Megan’s approval, which is really dumb because who would want to be friends with HER?
Meanwhile, Joey McIntire breaks the fourth well. Total reality star habit.
Megan tells us that she’s going to go insane because she’s sleeping on a couch when she has an apartment 10 blocks away, and she’s vying for a position against people with no experience. Dressed like a homeless person, she starts making a pillow fort, and it looks totally pathetic. Are you SURE you’re not a “spoiled rich girl,” Miss Whiney Pants? Sleeping in a community space on a couch is way more ghetto than sleeping in a humble bunkbed. Has this girl never lived in a dorm? Or gone to camp? I mean, she says she’s so smart, but with an attitude like this, you’d think that she never went to college. I guess that if a random chunk of money falls into your life, then you don’t need silly things like “college” or “personality” or “a hair brush.”
Johanna reaches out to Kate and asks if she needs to borrow clothes that won’t show her boobs because Kate only packed non- work appropriate, booby outfits. But Kate cries about how she loves her clothes and misses Johanna’s point.
Megan and Gay Sidekick go outside to smoke and continue to talk trash about Kate. Then they go inside and are needlessly mean to her. Okay, Megan. Kate might have larger-then-normal boobs, but you, my friend, HAVE DROOPY EYES AND A BIG BEAK. Kate starts crying into her Uggs because she likes her booby clothes. And if booby clothes are wrong, then she doesn’t wanna be right.
Cap’n Crunch and Long John Silver seek shelter from the white squall.
The next day, our team meets Malina at H&M on 5th Avenue. They will have 45 minutes to create three work-appropriate outfits, sharing a $1500 allowance. Then they will have a fashion show in front of Anne Slowey. We learn that Ashlie’s mom was a model during the 70s, so Ashlie has runway walking in her genes.
Our groups run around shopping and nothing notable happens here. Joey McIntire keeps going on AND ON about how his group is the underdog. Megan continues to be a horrible person. And we learn that even though Danielle doesn’t have “the typical model physique,” she does understand how to put outfits together. Oh, and Kate continues to cry because she can’t show her boobs. I mean, really, Kate? I want to like you, but what do you not understand about “work appropriate?!” One day I wore a dress to my office that was probably an inch too short, and when I met my friend Claire for lunch, she made fun of me so much that I wanted to add kleenex to the hemline just to make it longer. Trust me, Kate, you don’t want to be the target of office fodder. Take it from me and my mini dress.
This seems like a good time to examine Devin. Doesn’t she look like she should be carrying around a box of cigars at a swanky piano bar?
For the second part of the challenge, our competing trendsetters will be creating a contributor’s page. They will select one photo of themselves from the fashion show and write about themselves in 30 words or less. Then as a team, they will put it altogether as a cohesive layout. Devin is excited because, being a collegiate editor, pages are her expertise. And Megan is excited because she’ll get to use her brain. By the way, there was a really scary episode of “Paranormal State” on A&E last night where a girl was possessed by six demons. And I really do mean it when I say that that girl was nicer than Megan. Red eyes and hissing and all.
Time for the fashion show, which is just held on a modest, round stage in the middle of the “Elle” office. Photographers shoot pictures, staffers take notes and Anne makes scoffing faces that reek of ire and judgment. Only two things happen here that are worth mentioning: (1) Arnaldo takes out his notebook while modeling because he “likes to think in the box, out of the box and sometimes take the box and turn it into a triangle. And then take that triangle and turn it into a little paper hat. Dance around in that paper hat and then jump inside of it where he falls down a deep pit into a magical fairy land. And in that fairyland, he again finds his hat. Inside of a box. That he thinks inside of.” And (2) Kate gets upset again because she feels like she’s playing dress up and like she lost her true self.
If you’re sick of her crying, then you are not in luck because there’s simply no end in sight.
Brett distributes the photos from the fashion show, and our stylistas have one hour to put together a page before it’s prepped and sent to press. Everyone is using computers but Danielle is using markers and posterboard. No, Danielle! What are you doing? Big, red bubble writing is for junior high cheerleaders making signs for their fundraising carwash! Get it together, girl! And yet this isn’t even where they hit the snag. They hit the snag because our little brainiac MEGAN tells her team that they are only allowed to use 30 words COMBINED in their layout. Not 30 words per person as Brett so eloquently explained. And over in sunshine land, Devin is pushing the color yellow onto her team. Think this won’t look too bad? Oh just wait. You’ll see.
Time for the first editorial presentation. Through a tersely clinched jaw, Anne reminds us what’s at stake: A one-year junior editor position at Elle magazine, an apartment for the entire duration of that year, and a one-year clothing allowance from H&M. Anne and Joe Zee are the judges plus a guest judge each week. This week it is Kate Lanphear, “Elle” senior fashion and style editor.
Team 1 is first. Their tagline is “The new belles of Elle,” and the focus is on personal style as well as trends for spring. The judges do not like that Ashlie’s photo shows her over-accessorized. They also agree that Deshaun shouldn’t be wearing sandals and showing his toes. Anne doesn’t want to see men’s toes unless they’re in the bedroom or the bath. (Total agreement over here.) And Perfume looks fine. Overall, I think the layout is really cleverly done and chic.
Team 2′s tagline is “May Goes Modern.” (I really wish they’d used “Totally Modern Maylie!” Wouldn’t that have been cute?) Arnaldo explains this to mean, “Simple, a blank canvass, a splash of color and bold shapes.” The layout looks nice, and they love Megan’s outfit. Kate Lanphear says she’d even wear Megan’s outfit, which makes me cringe because no one needs to be fueling that gal’s bloated ego. Arnaldo’s clothes don’t show who he is, and the notebook gimmick didn’t work. They tell him that he didn’t listen when they told him to take a risk. Danielle chose a wrong photo and a bad look. And they didn’t write a page with individual paragraphs. They wrote a group paragraph. Danielle explains that they misunderstood the word limit instructions. But Anne says that they did not follow directions, and now it is a “trend page” and not a contributor’s page.
Team 3′s tagline is “The Three C’s,” and it looks like the sun belched onto a puddle of urine. It gives our judges an instant headache because it is too cluttered and too bright. They even liken it to a high school yearbook! But outfit-wise, Devin is chic, Jason looks crisp, and Joey McIntire looks presentable and respectable. Kate gets points for listening but the judges can tell that the clothes do not fit her personality. Kate sees this as validation that her booby clothes aren’t trashy, and she says that her team forced her into the conservative dress.
Show and tell is over, and our judges go backstage to evaluate the teams. First, they examine Team 1, which they feel really understands the philosophy of “Elle.” Next, they discuss Team 3, and they agree that their page gave them a headache and didn’t tell them any more about the contestants or their personal style. And Team 2 just didn’t do the assignment because they ignored the instructions.
Brett goes into a holding room to break the news. Team 1 is automatically off the hook and wins the week’s challenge. Their page will go up on the board in the conference room. Oooohhhhh displayed on a bulletin board! Now that’s big potatoes! But Teams 2 and 3 have to face the beast in her office. Anne reiterates that Team 2 didn’t follow directions, and Team 3 is a disaster. However, Team 3 had the most change in personal style, so they have earned the right to spend another week at “Elle.”
Now time to examine our losing team. And at this point, I don’t even need to watch anymore. Megan and Danielle are interesting characters while Arnaldo is boring. Does anyone really have to guess on who’s about to get kicked out?
Megan is in the spotlight first. Because the mistake was essentially her fault, she deserves to be in the bottom. But because Anne likes her personal style, she is safe. Danielle is in the bottom because she didn’t choose the right photo of herself for the page. And as an editor, you have to make a lot of choices, and she made the wrong one. But Arnaldo has committed the greatest crime in fashion: He’s boring. His outfits fell flat. And as an editor, you can’t just write about fashion, you have to embrace it. So Anne delivers the show’s departure line: “Arnaldo…you’re not the right fit. Please pack your desk and go.” Oooo SHOCKER! And, as for the parting line, I am going to have to file this one under “M” for “MAJOR PLAGIARISM.” It’s a total synthesis of “You just don’t fit in” from The Apprentice: Martha Stewart AND Top Chef’s “Pack up your knives and go.” Do the producers think that this is the one and only reality show we watch?! This utter lack of creativity has me scared for the rest of the season.
Back to what’s going on on-screen, everyone is upset. After one day, everyone is so attached to Mr. Boring that they cry as he packs his desk – even Megan sheds a few tears! I wonder if she feels some guilt because it was HER fault that the team lost. Maybe Meggo isn’t as smart as she thinks she is.
Careful, Megs. Water causes witches to melt.
Next week, Megan gets meaner and someone hyperventilates. So what did you all think? Who’s your favorite? Are you excited about the season?