This week on Secret Life that the American Teenager, the World’s BestAdjusted gay Teenager (Brando Eaton) gets set up ~ above a blind date with a an additional not so well adjusted, in fact closeted, gay teen. It has all the hallmarks of gift a"Very distinct Episode." yet it has actually a twist. A twist that made me misty-eyed.
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Griffin’s friend Grace arranges because that him to fulfill a tall young guy named Peter. When it is clean to Peter the Griffin was being pimped as his date, he gets a watch of terror together if he’s just shownup to institution in his underpants.
Don’t take up poker, Peter.
Self-aware Griffin comes to the rescue, “He’swondering where his day is.” Peter states he no gay, elegant stutters, Griffinsmooths points over, and also insists they all have actually dinner anyway.
After dinner and also once they’re alone, Peter comes the end to Griffin and also thanks him because that “not speak anything.”Griffin, ever smooth, claims he doesn’t know anything.
Peter it s okay closer, andadmits he is recognizes Griffin native Thursday gay night in ~ a club. Seriously, where is this suburban town with high school clubs with gay nights?
If girlfriend recall, Griffin related his coming the end in a car parked outside last season. It’s his thing.
Peter relates a terrified tale of no being may be to it is in out since of his father.Griffin is supportive, and also smoothly hand him a company card (seriously, froma high institution student?) and also tells the if he’s ready to it is in out, call him. Your scene ends with Peter wondering just how Grace knew he to be gay. That’s what passes because that subtleforeshadowing top top this show.
If Peter’s dad is any indication, we have actually a future otter on our hands.
Once home, Peter’s father comes to his room and also asks the howthe night went. Peter offers a common teenage non-answer, and also dad almostleaves. Climate dad says “Are girlfriend going to be going out v him again?”
Cueterrified look on Peter’s face again.
The dad continues. “Didyou like this guy that Grace introduced you to? due to the fact that your mom and I justwant friend to it is in happy, and also if dating guys makes girlfriend happy, it is fine v us.We don’t want you to feel prefer you have actually anything come hide indigenous us.”
The speech chin is practically worthy the Glee’s Burt Hummel.
“My mom outed me?” needs to be one of the greatestconversational openers come a phone call in television history. And I completelyunderstand his mortification – outing her closeted child to his church friend ranks right up over there with showing your friends photos of you together a toddler throughout bath time.
Grace look at pleased her scheme had a happy ending. Go she contact Peter’s mother after that left?
Is the illustration perfect? no really. Griffin didn’t also geta kiss. This seems favor a serious twin standard considering fifty percent the characters one the show are unwed teenager parents, and oralsex to be a fad for a while.
Also, yes no indication the Peter will reappear in afuture illustration (I can’t even discover the actor’s name, or his dad’s actor’s name).
Still, it to be a nice twist on a "coming out to mom and also dad" story –the character thinking he’s in the closet however all the while his parental know and also are maneuvering to settle him up v somebody. And dad’s speech to be pitchperfect, native the words and also wishes, come the halting delivering transforming into a gush. Together I said, it had me misty-eyed.
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I no buy Peter’s mute reaction come the speech, but I’m glad they didn’t walk theobvious route and have his religious parents absent him out of the house.