Alice Macher wrote:In this sequence from "Everybody Loves Duane," I'm not clear as to Penny's and Sara's exact goals, nor as to which of their reactions to Meg are genuine, if any, and which are faked.
To elaborate: I got that Penny and Sara are speaking in stage whispers outside the washroom, and therefore they want someone to overhear them talking about Michelle starting to recover from her eating disorder. But who is that someone? Do they already know Meg's in the washroom and therefore they're trying to entrap her? Or, given the subject of their staged conversation, and given that they know who was mainly responsible for Michelle starving herself, were they hoping word would get back to Cyndi? And when Meg gloats over having snapped them entering the washroom together, are they genuinely surprised and annoyed, or still acting?
(This is for the TV Tropes story recap I'm still working on...)
...why do you think they're talking in stage whispers and want to be overheard? It seems perfectly straight to me: Sara's concerned about Michelle and not attentive to Penny's secrecy concerns so talks about Michelle, Penny panics and pulls them into the restroom, Meg catches them and gloats, then lets them go, which Sara quietly snarks about.
(ah, scooped by T)