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The Graduate

‘The Graduate’

Season 6, Episode 24 - Aired May 13, 2015

After a few all too familiar slights set Sue back before graduation, she questions whether she has made a mark at high school. Frankie and Mike are surprised when Brick is offered the chance to skip eighth grade and go straight to high school. Meanwhile, Axl doesn't know where his relationship with Devin stands after they left college for the summer.

Quote from Axl

Axl: Hello, summer! Goodbye, pants. I will see you in September.


Quote from Sue

Sue: Brad! Brad! The yearbooks are in!
Brad: I know, I know! Gimme, gimme, gimme.
Sue: Here! Three years of bad pictures, and it took me till senior year to finally make sure I got a good one. Ah! Yes! In her first decent picture in four years of high school, it's... Ana Hajarajanaan? Why is the name under my first good picture Ana Hajarajanaan?
Brad: Ugh.

Quote from Frankie

Frankie: [v.o.] So Sue sat there with two shoes on the wrong feet, no cords, no legacy. I'd honestly never seen her this low. But then, an amazing thing happened.
[The students pass a yearbook forward until it finally reaches Sue]
Frankie: [v.o.] Sue couldn't believe it. Every page was filled.
Girl #1: [v.o.] You're always running down the hall so happy. I swear, I never once saw you in a bad mood...
Girl #1: [v.o.] You made me feel so much better when I didn't make show choir and also when I didn't make drama club...
Boy: [v.o.] Sorry we didn't get to talk all that much, but your pep rally routine to "fame" was awesome. You guys rocked...
Girl #3: [v.o.] And I look up to you in so many ways. The way you tried everything, I wish I was that brave. I know you'll do amazing...
Girl #4: [v.o.] No matter what, you were so positive. You made me realize, I need to be that way, too, 'cause high school's over in a blink of an eye and here we are graduating...
[montage of Sue's high school moments to Mama Cass Elliot's "Make Your Own Kind of Music"]
Frankie: [v.o.] Really, what is a legacy? It's not the speaking at graduation or the awards or the cords or the plaques. It's the thousand moments every day where you touch people even when you didn't know you were.

Quote from Brad

Sue: How does this happen, Brad? How does my best friend on the yearbook committee let this happen?!
Brad: I don't know, Sue. I'm not in charge of that part of the yearbook. Somehow, I just ended up in charge of choosing pics for wrestling and the guys swim team.

Quote from Mike

Mike: I'll keep the tickets. This year, I have a whole plan. We're not gonna roll in late like we always do. I slipped the janitor a six-pack and got us front row seats and a parking spot right by the exit. We'll be the first ones out.
Frankie: Why are you always rushing things? We haven't even gotten to the graduation, you're already talking about leaving.
Sue: Yeah! We're gonna wanna take pictures, you're gonna wanna meet my teachers.
Mike: Am I? I mean, if I haven't met 'em to this point...

Quote from Frankie

Mike: Are you agreeing with me now or agreeing with me before? What side are you on now?
Frankie: I don't know. Why don't we just ask Brick what he thinks? Brick!
Mike: Wait! Shouldn't we know what we think before we ask him what he thinks?
Frankie: Would you stop yelling at me? Why can't we ever have a normal discussion?
Mike: I'm not yelling!
Brick: What's all the yelling? Are you guys fighting?
Frankie: We're not fighting. We're fine. Your father and I are having a heated agreement.

Quote from Sue

Frankie: Okay, you know what, honey? I think once you get to your graduation, you'll see all your friends and you'll feel so much better. So let's just get up, okay? Come on, up, up, up, up, up, up, up.
Sue: Doesn't matter. No one will miss me. No one will care. Who will care?
Frankie: Well, I'll care. I just wanna see my little sunshine graduate from high school and then go to that awesome party that we have been planning for months. [groans] How do you work these damn buckles?
Sue: It's like I didn't even exist. It's like I walked on sand and didn't even leave any footprints. And not like the Jesus story that was fun.

Quote from Sue

Frankie: [v.o.] There were seven days left in the year of Sue, and Sue was livin' every minute of 'em.
Sue: Aah! I got graduation tickets! Graduation tickets are here! I've got 'em! [screams] [exhales] Here. Wait! Should I give 'em to you or should I keep 'em? You. No, wait! Give 'em back. Because Dad always does the thing where he pretends he doesn't have 'em, and that's really funny when I'm not the one graduating, but I don't think I could take it if I'm the one graduating. [screams] I'm the one graduating! [screams]

Quote from Frankie

Sue: So how is my party planning going? Are you all ready for my graduation party? I can't believe I get to party with my parents on graduation night!
Frankie: Oh, I wanna thank you. You have been my sunshine ever since you were born. You were the baby that would not stop smiling. I had to ask the nurses if there was something wrong with you, but they did tests, and you were just happy! And now you're all grown up and you're graduating, and you're letting me be involved.
Sue: Oh. Oh, Mom! I love you. I so want you involved. And this isn't just my day. This is about the whole family's success. Ha! I'm graduating!

Quote from Sue

Sue: Okay. So it happened. I'm not gonna let this get me down. Here, here. Sign my senior page with our sombrero pic. Yay. [inhales deeply, exhales sharply] The fold? Seriously?

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