Aliens in America

Season 1 Episode 17

Wake at the Lake

Aired Monday 8:30 PM May 11, 2008 on The CW

Episode Recap

Justin talks about unpopular extra circulars. The worst one is SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions. Raja doesn't want to watch Small Paul fall into a sewer. The SADD club is planning to warn against drinking and driving. The highlight is the student's funeral. Claire is sad that Mrs. Lockard is retiring. She's Claire's favorite teacher. Raja is supposed to pick which student should die in the fake car crash. Gary says that he enjoys their talks.

Raja says that picking a student is more difficult than he imagined. Justin explains that it's always the popular kid who died. Raja doesn't think that's how it should be. Franny is at her friend's bachelorette party. She wants to leave before the stripper strips. Lauren, the bachelorette, gives Franny something to use during sex. In Raja picks the student to die in the car accident. Raja picks Justin instead of Dan Archer.

Justin asks why Raja picked him instead of Dan. Some guys think that Justin would be a good dead guy. Dooley tells Justin that everyone is talking about him. Justin is happy that people acknowledged him. Claire goes through Franny's closet and finds the gift that Lauren gave to Franny. Franny tells Claire that it's a potato masher. Justin felt popular. Mr. Matthews calls Justin and Raja into his office. Mr. Matthews tells Raja that he was supposed to pick Dan, not Justin. Mr. Matthews suggests that they both die, but Justin won't back down. Claire wants mashed potatoes for dinner. Gary wants to try a sample and takes the "potato masher". Justin won't even let Dooley ride in the car with him. Raja thinks that maybe a joined funeral for him and Dan would be best. Justin wants to get killed alone. Justin reenacts the scene, but somebody tells everyone that Dan Archer is dead too. Justin is upset that Dan did it too.

Justin complains that he was supposed to be dead. Dan's funeral is the same time as Justin's funeral. Gary tries to cheer Justin up. He offers Justin a job to work at Dan's funeral at the lake. Justin starts competing against Dan's funeral. Raja confronts Justin about the point of the whole thing: to stop drinking and driving. Justin wants to stand up for the unpopular kids. Claire gets a real potato masher. Franny still won't back down. Claire says she's going to give it to Mrs. Lockard. No one shows up to Justin's funeral, except Raja and Dooley. Claire and Franny say goodbye to Mrs. Lockard. They put the gift on the gift table. Mrs. Lockard opens it. Franny tells her that it's a potato masher. A woman goes to Justin's funeral and tells about how her son died in a real drunk-driving accident. Justin realizes that he lost sight of the whole goal. They decide to go to Dan's funeral. Justin gets to drive some girls home because he's sober.