There are two scenes from this episode that I feel should be talked about. That really show character development in a positive way.
#1) Sid and Tony’s confrontation outside of Michelle’s house.
Tony is quoting Shakespeare to Michelle in a lame attempt to win her back after messing with her yet again. Sid comes along and gives him a bit of perspective that Tony of course psycho babbles away. I love this scene because it shows Tony losing the control he so desperately fights to have all the time. It shows Sid standing up for Michelle (his friend) and for himself giving Tony the perspective he needs. Sid ends up giving a punch to Tony. Which he needs. It is just a quick important scene.
“Sid: Why do you pull all this shit, Tone?
Tony: Look, around Sidney. Fuck all ever happens in this shitty little town. You gotta improvise.
Sid: No matter who you hurt?”
#2) Michelle confronts and denies Tony’s advances.
I love this scene because it was the first time I saw Michelle really stand up for herself instead of compromising herself, because she wants Tony. She is letting him know that he fucked up royally and that it is so fucking exhausting being with him. That he needs to really earn her trust and her affections back, because he crossed the line. It was the first time I was ever really proud of Michelle and said “HELL YEAH!” and for that I must honor this scene. Any scene that shows a character’s growth is a good scene to me.
“No! Tell me like you’d die for me, like nothing else matters, like your world stops turning because of me. Like you mean it, you little shit. Go on.” - Michelle