When they arrive at school, they see Cassandra Edelstein (Eva Amurri), the school's only Jewish student and a rebel who despises Hilary.
In homeroom, Mary meets new student Patrick (Patrick Fugit), the son of the school's principal, Pastor Skip Wheeler (Martin Donovan), a skateboarder who has been doing missionary work (through skateboarding) in South America.
In her shock, Mary hits her head in the pool and has a vision in which Jesus tells her that she must do everything she can to help Dean.
Hoping for a sign, Mary goes to a shooting range with Hilary Faye, who has a "spiritual solution for everything" and tells Mary (not knowing about the situation with Dean) that if all else fails, Jesus could still restore their "spiritual and emotional virginity." Believing that Jesus will restore her purity, Mary sacrifices her virginity to have sex with Dean in an attempt to restore his heterosexuality.
She tries to hide it, but it drops to the ground in front of Pastor Skip's feet.
Cassandra is expelled from school, while Mary is banned from the prom.
A few months later, after multiple fights at school between Hilary Faye and Cassandra, Pastor Skip puts Roland, Cassandra and Mary on the school prom committee (chaired by Hilary Faye) to punish them.
While working together, Patrick asks Mary to go with him to the prom, which Mary accepts, but as friends.
Roland reveals that he is not really a Christian, unlike his fanatically religious sister.When they run into Patrick and Hilary at the mall, Cassandra distracts Hilary (pretending she wants to be converted) while Patrick and Mary sneak away and Patrick confesses his feelings for Mary.Pastor Skip warns his son when they're at home together against dating Mary, even as Pastor Skip (still married to his wife, although they live separate lives) has been secretly dating Mary's mother, Lillian (Mary-Louise Parker).You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features.By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features.
Despite Mary's efforts, when she comes by Dean's house on the morning of the first day of school, Dean's parents tell her that they found gay pornography under his bed and that they're sending him to Mercy House, a Christian treatment center.