Wherein the Cruelties of High School are Recounted, and the Stoner Dudes
of the Fourth-Floor Bathroom Offer Me Subpar Weed and a Physics Lesson
Cameron and his classmates are suffering through a testing-oriented regurgitation of Don Quixote(in which themes and factoids are apparently more important than understanding and appreciating the classic tale).
Chet King is cracking wise, and we get the feeling Cameron isn't a huge fan of the ex-football star. He was All-State until he cracked two vertebrae near his neck, and now he's an intolerable, self-promoting, born-again Christian who will tell his sob story to anyone who'll applaud his positive outlook.
Oh, and Cameron's twin sister Jenna is dating him, so that's strike two.
The Spanish teacher, Mrs. Rector, is helping out the English teacher in a kind of educational cross-pollination, not that it's making Cameron any more interested in the subject at hand.
Just as he's nodding off, he thinks that the classroom is engulfed in flames. He jumps up and knocks his chair over before he realizes everything's fine. He deploys a cover story about a giant cockroach on his desk. Nice one, Cam.
He gets a hall pass to get the janitor to spray for bugs, but takes it up to the fourth floor men's room where there's a gathering of stoners, including Kevin, Kyle, and Rachel—a.k.a. The Conspiracy Theory and Gaming Society.