The third episode of the first season of My So-Called Life. This episode comes after Dancing in the Dark and before Father Figures. The broadcast date was September 8, 1994. The production code was 59302.
After a gunshot goes off in school, Brian Krakow experiences pressure from authority figures to inform on Rickie, who is suspected of having brought the gun to school. While parents become very concerned, students remain relatively calm about the situation. Although Rickie did not bring the gun to school, he wants fellow students to think he did, believing that he will be harassed less for his bisexuality. He points out in class that firearms are not just tools of aggression; they are also often tools of defence. After Angela comforts Rickie in his car, their friendship grows stronger. Meanwhile, Angela is dealing with a rumour that she had sex with Jordan Catalano. It is discovered that the rumor originated with Brian Krakow.
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Behind the scenesEdit
This episode was preempted in some parts of the USA during its first airing on ABC, so the episode was repeated on Tuesday October 4th, 1994 at 10 pm earning My So-Called Life its highest ratings.