( music playing )– “Dear TK”– Nothing.
– What’s that?Previously on
“Chicken Girls”…You made it pretty clear
that whatever happened between us was just
for Spring Break. Some people just don’t change. You laying down the law
with Robby has actually
inspired me. – You have really nice eyes.
– Thanks. You’re looking at
the new editor-in-chief
of the “Attaway Appeal.” – Room for one more?
– Here at Attaway,
you have to earn your stripes. Home Ec is just as important
as math or social studies. Kind of seems a little
old-fashioned to me. Miss Whistle:
If you want to write an essay,then I will reconsider
your grade.Wow, Rhyme.
You really came through. We need to get you
out of this funk. – What’s wrong?
– My dad’s really sick. My mom and I are moving in
with him. – You’re leaving Attaway?
– I got us all something, and I was waiting
for the right time
to give it to you. I guess this is it. Boy:Good morning,
Attaway High!If you haven’t already
picked up your copy
of the “Attaway Appeal,”it is hot off the press.Everyone’s talking about it.Should Home Ec
be in the curriculum?Catch all of that and more
in this week’s edition.Great article, girl. I didn’t know
you were such a wordsmith. What? I don’t think
a freshman’s ever gotten
the cover story before. Good morning, class.
I got notice from the office that Miss Sharp
has transferred to Crown Lake. She will be missed. Oh, I see that
we’re missing Flash, too. Probably milking this tragedy
for all that it’s worth. I hear they’re doing
long-distance. Crown Lake
isn’t even that far. And now, bringing back
the focus to our lesson, today we’re going to
learn how to iron. – ( students groan )
– Even the guys? The gentlemen can learn
how to tie a tie instead. – How is that fair?
– This is not about fairness. This is about practicality. Have you read Rhyme’s article? The whole concept
is way outdated. Oh, well, you are welcome
to present this to
the school board. But for now,
we are sticking to
the lesson plan. Why shouldn’t the boys
have to learn to iron, too? – This is so unfair.
– Preach! I am boycotting this class! It is a waste of my time
as a strong, independent woman. Uh, yeah, same. I’m also boycotting
this class. Why don’t we learn things
that are actually important, like how to balance
a checkbook? Rhyme, get up. You’re the one that started
this whole movement. Movement? ( mouthing )
Sorry.♪ We fly so high ♪♪ We fly together
( fly together ) ♪♪ We are a girl gang ♪♪ Like birds of a feather
( birds of a feather ) ♪♪ We fly so high ♪♪ We fly together
( fly together ) ♪♪ We are a girl gang ♪♪ Like birds of a feather
( birds of a feather ) ♪( bell ringing )( music playing )This whole concept
of Home Economics is absurd. It’s like how Robby
got to go on tour while I stayed home
and took care of our flour baby. It’s like Rhyme said,
maybe we don’t even want kids. – Right, Rhyme?
– Yeah. You know,
I have a new lease on life. No more Robby
holding me back. Just independent Ellie
saying no to ironing. We get it. Rhyme, great article. It doesn’t just stop there.
She started a whole movement. We all walked out
of Home Ec this morning. I heard. Some of
the girls in homeroom were saying that we should
organize a protest or even send a petition
to Principal Mathers. Your mom says
the doctors think you’re ready
to come back to school. Everyone misses you. What’s there for me? I can just get a tutor
for the rest of the year. Your friends. The fun drama. Me. I’ll think about it. It’s not the same
without you. And I said
I’ll think about it. ( scoffs )
What is it anyways, Birdie? Why are you so mad at me? Remember a few years ago when you and Henry broke up? You didn’t even like him,
but you were still sad. What? So all of this
is over Spike? It’s about not
always needing a reason and just leaving people alone
when they want it. You know, this is so fun. We’re like a girl gang, but also a political movement. Kind of sucks
Kayla’s not here though. Yeah, I know.
I really miss her. Guys, cheer up.
The future is so female. Kayla would be proud of us. Also, I’m pretty sure
Crown Lake is a major upgrade. Rhyme, you’re the voice
of this movement. What are your ideas? Right, um, I really like
the petition idea. But the protest?
I don’t know about that. Okay, well, my friend Cooper has a key to
Principal Mathers’ office. So, what if we sneak in
and make an announcement that we’re launching
the petition? Love that.
Rhyme, you game? Oh, I don’t think
it should be me. – You totally should.
– Or Ellie. Ellie could do it. She’s the one
who gave that epic speech
at the Winter Formal. Gosh, no.
It was a one time thing. I’m with Ellie.
She’s fierce. Fine. I mean,
I guess it’s in line with
my whole Ellie 2.0 plan– single, independent, fierce.( music playing )Being nice to me
is just going to make this
whole thing a lot harder. Well, if breaking up’s so hard,
then why are we doing it? All I know is that
you were never there for me, – and I don’t want
to feel that way anymore.
– Ellie, Ellie. Slow down. If you wanted me to stay, then why didn’t you
just say so? – I did.
– No, you didn’t. You acted weird
and passive aggressive, and I didn’t know
what you wanted. I want to form
a better relationship
with my mom, but I can cut down
on touring with her. I don’t want
to come between you
and Robin Robbins. Well, it’s time for her
to make an effort. You want me to stay? Then tell me to stay. Robby, please stay. Please don’t go again. That’s all you needed to say.( music playing )( bell ringing )( PA tones ringing )Ellie:Hello, Attaway.We’re protesting Home Economicsbeing part of the curriculum.It’s sexist and outdated.Hopefully, you’ve all read
Rhyme’s article,which inspired this protest.We’re passing around a petition
to get rid of Home Ecand would love your support.
Okay, that’s about it,–I think– uh-oh.
–( door opens )Mathers:Ellie, what are you
doing in my office?( feedback )What you doing? Is Tim around?
I need to talk to him. Come in for a second. As you may or may not know, I’m writing for
the “Attaway Appeal” now. I’m working on a cover story
about the protest. Why would I do anything
to help you? To get the word out
about your movement, if that’s what
we’re calling it. With the whole
flour baby thing,
I just kind of felt like I was being pushed
into a box. I don’t want my identity to be defined by
one day being a mom. Totally.
I couldn’t get you more. – Really?
– Yeah. So would you call yourself
a feminist then? Uh, yeah. You know what? Yeah.
Yeah, I would. Okay. Thanks, Rhyme.
I think I’ve got all I need. Hey. Killer speech, by the way.
I’d never be able to do that. That’s kind of what
I wanted to talk to you about. – So, after we broke up–
– After we took a break,
you mean. Right, yeah.
I kind of made a big deal to my friends
about how I’m this strong, independent woman
out to conquer the world. Well, you can still do that
with a boyfriend. I know, I know.
It’s– it just may seem a bit hypocritical
if I go right back to you. So maybe it’s
not the best idea
to go public just yet. Well, your secret’s
safe with me. Not at school. Robby: Right.
I’ll try my best. Sorry for what
I’m about to do. I said it’s over, Robby. Nothing you can say
will ever change my mind. Everything okay? Robby over here
is trying to win me back, but I told him no. It is Ellie 2.0,
so no boys allowed. It’s not funny. Yeah, Robby.
Why are you smiling? ( groans )
I hate men! Hey! I got some
really good shots of you. Oh, don’t publish that one.
I look terrible. Oh, my God, you’re crazy. Oh, by the way,
How are you and Mo? Pretty good.
She’s talking a lot
about college and wanting to move
to New York some day. – Is that bad?
– I don’t know. I mean, I just kind of
want to concentrate
on the here and now, just be in high school
for a minute. – Yeah.
– What about you?
My brother keeps asking. Um, that’s sweet.
There was this guy. I don’t know
if it’s anything real, and to be honest,
it’s a little complicated. But I don’t know,
maybe we’re all
better off being alone. Power in numbers, Rooney.
That’s why we protest. – Amen to that.
– ( chuckles ) Rhyme:Next time
on “Chicken Girls”…You know, I really thought
you were a good guy in Miami. Oh, my God.
Is that smell you? Do you think it’s another
Birdie and Spike special? What do you know
about this mysterious smell? Do you even care
that Kayla’s gone? – You’re really talented.
– Boys suck.♪ Your heart is singing out ♪♪ You’re breaking through
the clouds ♪♪ Go get what you want ♪♪ Go get what you want ♪