Lauren, Charles' friend, is upset that her leading man in the school play is Buddy. Buddy is intent on doing the play to prove to Charles that he is not an under-achiever. Charles understands but asks him to keep his relationship with Lauren on a professional level. He explains he has a date with her and intends to take her on a ski trip. Charles pats Buddy on the back, accidentally causing Buddy to fall and sprain his ankle. Buddy recuperates in Charles' room and enjoys the attention he is receiving; so much so that he refuses to get well.