Manchester Prep

Season 1 Episode 4

Disfunction Junction

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Disfunction Junction
Kathryn and Todd were spying on Sebastian and Annette. Kathryn is upset that Sebastian isn't interested in joining the tribunal and is pretty much convinced Sebastian is only dating Annette to suck up to the Headmaster. Kathryn knows Sebastian wants power, but maybe he is going a different way to get it. But Todd has another theory. Maybe Sebastian is just plain in love with Annette? Kathryn doesn't think so, after turning down her invitation to join the tribunal. Todd is suspicious about Kathryn's actions. Todd asks if she's angry at Sebastian for rejecting the Tribunal or just rejecting her in general? He then reminds her, using the Tribunal for personal reasons is a big no-no. Kathryn walks away after thanking Todd (sarcastically) for being a big help. But he chuckles, "You can't get what you deserve." Sebastian warns Kathryn in their expensive school bathroom about her staying away from Annette because he likes her. He gives her a suggestion on not using too much lip gloss before leaving. Kathryn then wipes off all the lip gloss before leaving the bathroom. When Annette was walking outside, a student tells her to stop. He takes a photo of some fruits in a bowl, and introduces himself as Nigel Danby, after he is done. She tells Nigel, that she likes still photography, and tells Nigel, she remembered him from orientation. Nigel then asks Annette for a favor. He wants to take her picture for year book tries out, and she agrees. As she smiles and poses, he snaps away. After taking some of her photos, Sebastian pops in. He introduces himself to Nigel, and Nigel tells Sebastian, he know who he is by word of mouth ("Mr. Big Man on Campus") asks if he could take their picture together. He agrees, and Nigel snaps away of them hugging. Nigel tells them he has to go, and he leaves. Both Annette and Sebastian notice Kathryn screaming at Nigel after he took a picture of her before the bell rings. While walking to gym, Todd tells Sebastian he hates gym class. Sebastian then tells Todd it's the easiest class, and back at his old school, he was on track. They go to a room, only to find out that the sport they will be doing is fencing. While getting massages, Tiffany tells Kathryn about a new student, who will be her new best friend... Cecile Caldwell. Kathryn hates the idea, and tells her plan about making Cecile the school slut. Tiffany tells Kathryn that she is trying to "break them" in for 20 million, for the new school "Merteuil Library." Sebastian walks in, and tells them about his problem, failing gym because of fencing. Tiffany notices how tense Sebastian is and offers a massage. Sebastian excitedly says yes, being that it's his first professional massage. Kathryn suddenly lost her urge for a massage, and offers Sebastian her spot. She says something (possible is French), but Tiffany corrects her. Tiffany tells Kathryn, "Don't say it, if you're not saying it right. It only makes you look foolish." Kathryn leaves, and the two gorgeous women work on Sebastian's thighs as he stands close to them. To stop him from getting aroused, Sebastian says "Dead Puppies" over and over. While lying down after his massage, Sebastian is relaxing on the table and feels someone massaging his back. He asks if it's Sonia, or Ingrid. To his surprise it's Tiffany. He starts to freak but she pushes him down. Tiffany then talks about getting to know each other better. She wants to know get along with Edward, and him but it's hard for her because Edward is always working on his yacht. Tiffany is happy about Edward working on his yacht, but hints to Sebastian if he is cheating on her in anyway, they will be on the street. Before leaving him, she hits Sebastian's behind. Sebastian decides to pay a visit to his father on his yacht. He walks quietly to the bedroom on the yacht but hears a couple of noises in their. He calls for his father before stepping into the room. Edward is lying on the bed, only in his underwear, with his hands above his hand, under a pillow. Sebastian starts to open the first door, saying he is looking for "the cat." Edward is appalled, to think that he was cheating on Tiffany. Sebastian then opens the second door before moving towards his father. He removes the pillow and not to his surprise, Edward is hand cuffed... and behind door number three it's Lilly, Edward's "first mate" who is dressed in a skimpy Victoria Secret like underwear. Sebastian then tells Lilly that didn't his father promised him to sail her around the world? She tells him yes, but Sebastian tells her one thing. Edward is married. Edward tries to reason with Lilly saying that his wife is old and is about to die, but Lilly doesn't buy it. She calls him a jerk and leaves. Edward asks Sebastian to hand him the keys to the hand cuffs, but Sebastian warns him, "Don't mess it up, because it's my life too." (Edward took him in remember) Sebastian teaches his father a lesson, as he throws the keys into a window (straight in the bay) and leaves his father. Sebastian tries to comfort Lilly, but she takes it the wrong way and kisses him after he gives her advice. He turns her down, and tells her about having a girlfriend. She understands, and he tells her about having a several tests in the morning and leaves. Cecile and her mother, Bunny Caldwell, are having a little get together in the Merteuil home. Kathryn presses on with Tiffany's charity for the school library and Tiffany explains in the rich society to get in the high standing is you need to do some charity work. While Tiffany has her head down, Edward walks in with the hand cuffs. Only Kathryn sees this, and he runs away to the kitchen. She excuses herself, and explains to Edward that they are just getting started as a family. So she gives Edward a list to make Tiffany happy (dinner, music, a ring, making love, etc.) Edward is shocked at this, but Kathryn asks, "Who's your favorite daughter?" He tells her, she is, and she leaves. Annette's father, Mr. Hargrove gives Annette money for a train ride to see Sebastian. To her surprise as she walks outside from her house, a limo is waiting for her. The limo driver tells her that Sebastian thought it might have been better to take a limo rather than a train. She is about to enter the limo, Nigel calls for her. Nigel shows her the pictures he took of her, and she is convinced, he will make it in for Year Book. She asks if he is going to the parents' function for school, but he tells her no. Nigel explains his mother is deceased. She then tells Nigel her mother is deceased too. The limo driver coughs, and just before leaving, Annette tells Nigel if he needs to talk, she is there for him. While shaving, Sebastian Kathryn walks in, and helps her dear brother. She explains about the future, how the most of the Manchester Prep students, pref. the tribunal members often get great ruling type positions in life. She then asks why not join her. He explains how they are just monsters, full of hatred. She then tells him about the one guy who choose the boring virgin rather than the rich know it all, which will become poor buying lottery tickets, struggling in life while the other lives in luxury. He asks what about love and friendship. She then explains about how he is the one. The very first person in their family, who she envies about how he lives his life, not full of hatred. She leaves him, and he continues to get ready for his date. Sebastian catches Edward and Tiffany, just about when they are going to leave for dinner. He asks what the occasion is about, and Edward explains Tiffany is special. Henry then tells Sebastian about a young woman waiting for him. Sebastian tells both Edward and Tiffany to stick around to meet...Lilly?!? Both Sebastian and Edward exclaims, "Lilly?!?" After she walks in. Tiffany is appalled that her husband knows Lilly, but he explains he knows the things in Sebastian's life. Lilly is actually here to return Sebastian's coat that he lent her. Tiffany tells them to have fun as she leaves, but Edward slaps Sebastian on the cheek before leaving with her as well. Lilly explains the coat was a decoy for her to see him. Just outside, Annette arrives, and Kathryn greets her by saying "I hope you don't wet yourself on his big date" and shows Annette the way in. Lilly asks if they could do it casual, but Sebastian tells her no. She asks if this would change his mind, and kisses him. Annette and Kathryn just happen to pop up in the elevator, and they are both shocked to see Sebastian kissing another girl. The elevator door closes, and Sebastian still tells Lilly, no. Lilly asks if she could keep the coat, and he agrees. She then tells him, his girlfriend is really lucky. Outside, Annette storms off, and tells Kathryn she did this. Kathryn actually tells the truth, saying that she didn't. She then tells Annette, she could of done it better herself, and thanks god for this. She walks back into her house, jumping for joy. Sebastian leaves a message on her phone, asking what happened. Kathryn doesn't tell Sebastian why Annette didn't show, but tells him its boring virgins. Sebastian thinks that Annette might be having a thing with Nigel. She asks, "Who's Nigel?" and he reminds her about the guy she stomped on after he took her photo. Sebastian then tells Kathryn that Fred, their chauffeur (Kathryn also says, who's Fred?) saw Annette and Nigel in a heated (in a good way) conversation. Kathryn asks if he needs help to squash him. He asks why, and she tells him their reputation will look bad if the boring virgin decided to go with a British pansy (no offense, they wrote it in the script). Sebastian thinks it's serious, and Kathryn says it is. Kathryn asks again if he needs help, and he tells her he'll tell her. Sebastian tells her it's a first they had a friendly conversation, and she tells him to sleep tight just before she leaves. Just before the unveiling of the new library, Annette and Nigel speak to each other. Annette is stroking something of Nigel's and we find out it's his snake (see quotes). He asks how long has it been since he mother died, and she tells her it will be two years. Nigel tells her it will be five. Nigel explains about taking the pictures. It was only so they could talk (because he was probably too shy). Nigel opens up to Annette, telling her the story on how his mother saved his life. It happened when a truck suddenly stopped right in front of their car, and skidded to avoid accident. The car fell into a river, and Nigel's mother pushed him out of window. He tried to swim back for her, but he couldn't. He blames himself for this that she saved him. Nigel then reveals he never told anyone that before, and Annette tells him that he has to bring it out. While walking out to the unveiling, Sebastian asks if Todd if Nigel is part of their tribunal but Todd plays dumb. Sebastian then wants to scream about it, but Todd stops him. Sebastian hopes that this tribunal would not scar their friendship, but Todd tells him, "If there was a tribunal, Nigel wouldn't be apart of it." Mr. Hargrove tells everyone about how Tiffany Merteuil has been raising up for a new library. Tiffany is really happy, thinking it will be under their name. Mr. Hargrove then thanks the Caldwell's for making a huge donation, and he presents, "The Caldwell Library." Tiffany is upset, and Kathryn wants to leave. Tiffany stops her, from breaking their grace, and she congratulates Bunny after Mr. Hargrove unveiled the piece. Sebastian goes to Annette, wanting to talk, but she doesn't. He catches up with her in the hall, and he confronts her about Nigel. In a heated argument, Annette slaps him. She then tells him it's about him kissing the girl in his place. Sebastian tries to explain but Annette doesn't want to hear it. She storms off, and he heads the other way. The next day, Sebastian tries to talk to Annette and offers her three things. An explanation about the girl, a sign audit from Lilly, and a movie, called "Bove" (spelling?) and update teen version on a classic story, which Nigel seemed to steal from the "tragic" story from. She doesn't buy it and she leaves. In fencing, Sebastian and Todd are going at it, but Nigel walks in. Sebastian challenges him. We find out that Nigel was a champion at fencing in his old school. The teacher happens to come back at the right time and tries to stop them but Sebastian hits the teacher in his balls instead. He tells them to go to the Headmaster's office. While walking there, Nigel starts another fight and they happen to crash into a room where Annette is. Nigel fakes on being hurt, and Sebastian tries to explain but Annette tells him to stay away from them, as she brings Nigel to the nurse's office. At the Headmaster's office, he tells both, Sebastian and Nigel, they are messing with the wrong girl... his daughter. He decides to give them a months worth of detention. Sebastian heads back to limo, where Kathryn is waiting for his verdict. He tells her, and then tells her about thinking of giving up because Nigel is just too strong for him. She offers her services, and he agrees. She tells him, she'll find a ride home, and Sebastian leaves for home. At Nigel's dorm room, Kathryn is waiting for Nigel. She tells him about how she doesn't like him pursuing Annette Hargrove. He tells her it isn't her concern. But she backs fires, and tells him, "I don't think you know who you're dealing with." He fires back, "I don't think you know who you're dealing with." He walks up to her, and she says, "Two arms, two arms, the British are coming!" And he says "They certainly are" and kisses her. She asks if he misses her, and he tells her he missed her ever since the Geneva Convention. She asks how the Annette Hargrove thing is going, and he tells her, he'll have her down on fours. She asks, "Woof, woof?" and he tells her "woof, woof" as they continue to kiss each other.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Sarah Thompson

    Sarah Thompson

    Annette Hargrove

    Sean Patrick Thomas

    Sean Patrick Thomas

    Todd Michaels (not in pilot)

    Amy Adams

    Amy Adams

    Kathryn Merteuil

    Keri Lynn Pratt

    Keri Lynn Pratt

    Cecile Caldwell

    Robin Dunne

    Robin Dunne

    Sebastian Valmont

    Rel Hunt

    Rel Hunt

    Nigel Danby

    Guest Star

    Mimi Rogers

    Mimi Rogers

    Tiffany Merteuil-Valmont

    Guest Star

    David McIlwraith

    David McIlwraith

    Edward Valmont

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Sebastian (To Kathryn): "You might want to go easy on the lip gloss, kind of makes you look cheap."

        Tiffany: "There is a new student at Manchester, her name is Cecile Caldwell."
        Kathryn: "Did she die?"

        Sebastian: "She spanked me!"

        Lily: "You wanna come home with me?"
        Sebastian: "I can't. I have an oral report due in the morning..."
        Lily: "Oh, I'm great at orals."

        Sebastian: "Is it me or did we just have a friendly conversation?"
        Kathryn: "Sleep tight."

        (We see Nigel and Annette back facing us, they're sitting down, she is stroking something.)
        Annette: "I never touched one before. It's so thick."
        Nigel: "I call him spike. Stroke him gently and watch happens."
        Annette: "Oh! He's starting to twitch!"
        Nigel: "Oh. He likes that, yes."
        (Nigel stands up, holding a snake)
        Nigel: "I better put him away before he gets to excited

    • NOTES (1)

      • Sebastian makes a reference to a movie/book called "Madame Bovary" (I haven't read it nor watched the movie but it is the closest thing which seems to be right). Sebastian says something like "a remake of a old movie, filled with teen actors" and shows the cover of the movie called "Bove." Obviously it is a reference to the show/movie itself. Cruel Intentions was adapted from the novel, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Choderlos de Laclos. The movie cover is OBVIOUSLY the Cruel Intentions cover.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Kathryn: "The Britsh are coming!"
        The famous words what Paul Revere said when the British were going to attack the New England (U.S.) colonies.

      • Kathryn: "Ringo ruin the family reputation."
        Ringo Starr is one of the band members of The Beetles.

      • Sebastian: "Is it me or did we just have a friendly conversation?"
        This is the very first time, that Sebastian and Kathryn do have a friendly brother-sister conversation that doesn't end with them at each other throats. From the pilot and current episode, they never actually had a friendly conversation... until now.

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