On Monday morning, Lacey Pemberton—yes, the Lacey Pemberton—stoops to Quentin and Ben's level to ask Quentin questions about Margo and to set the record straight: She swears she had no idea Jase was cheating on Margo.
She also mentions that Margo once said that "New York was the only place in America where a person could actually live a halfway livable life" (2.5.18). Where do you have to go for an entirely livable life? Dubai?
Quentin heads to class to give Ben a shot at asking Lacey to prom.
At lunch, Quentin finds Ben, and he hasn't scared Lacey off yet.
They continue speculating about Margo's whereabouts, and Lacey says she'll send posters of Margo to her cousin in NYC to hang up at record stores.
Then, Ben and Lacey start talking about prom. Quentin is now the only one without a date. Not that he wants to go or anything—no, not at all.
After school, while Radar and Ben are at band practice, Quentin reads Leaves of Grass.
When band is over, Ben suggests they take the line "Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs" (2.5.58) literally and unscrew Margo's door.