With the story taking a chronological step back, Stanley's excitement toward asking Sydney to homecoming leads to the startling discovery of her telekinetic power. Though his father's return costs him in physical mistreatment, Stan's main concern becomes appointing himself Sydney's mentoring figure to help her understand how her power works. Meanwhile, Liam would like Syd and Maggie to try speaking to each other decently for a change.
Did You Know?
On Sydney's bookshelf is a copy of a Stephen King book. Series stars Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff starred in "It" (2017) and "It: Chapter 2" (2019) based on the book by Stephen King. Speaking of Stephen King stories, "I Am Not Okay with This" bares story similarities to Firestarter" and "Carrie,' where a girl has strong paranormal powers that get out of control when she's angry. See more
Stan's dad is watching television on a TV that will still take decades before it even exists. See more
I actually... kissed someone who... d-didn't wanna be kissed... and I felt like an idiot. It almost always comes out when I'm angry... or embarrassed or... scared.
[has an idea
[stands and offers his hand to get Sydney up from the floor
Come on. I think I know why they didn't kiss you back. Because you're incredibly ugly. Repulsive, actually - and I'm not even counting the zits.
[smiling and chuckling
You know that I-I see what you're doing, Stan.
And you wanna know something that's even more...
References Stand by Me
The King of Rock 'n' Roll
Written by Paddy McAloon
Performed by Prefab Sprout See more