I am sure this has probably been discussed and there may be a topic for it already, but I didn't feel like searching through all the topics to find what I wanted.
So, now that I have all the seasons on DVD I am re-watching the series. I am on season 4 and just finished "Sin... " ".....and Expiation". We all know what happened in those episodes but in case you forgot that is when Mary and some of her friends trash the school gym in response to the team lockout. Now my problem isn't entirely that they trashed the gym. Its that it seems a bit of a reach for Mary and Corey to go that far. Especially when two episodes before Mary and Corey were being honored for their excellence in sports and academics. Also, with Corey being a mom, getting accepted to 3 Ivy League schools, and graduating with honors it seems a little bit much for her to make a complete change and be one of the students with falling grades and trashed the gym. And as for Mary. Yeah she skipped classes and got detention a few times, but to do something so bad as to trash the school gym seems a bit much. This was basically the beginning of her downward spiral. I don't think she ever would have done the things she did later if she hadn't made this one bad choice. But I guess I just don't get how she got to this choice. She was always so responsible and never did anything seriously wrong. It doesn't make sense to me.
How do good kids like Mary and Corey go from doing so well in school to barely passing? How do responsible kids like Mary and Corey go from "I'm really mad at the coach" to "Let's trash the gym"?