I get the sense that Mal has bought into the new role as boyfriend a little more than Shelly has bought into her new role as girlfriend.

Mal has gone from being a snivelly little shark to a simpering boy pal awfully quick.  It’s almost as if he wanted that life and was waiting for it to show up.

I wonder how many of us fall into that sphere- creating our own little self-fulfilling prophesies and then being impressed that the universe finally obliged.

Shelly, on the other hand, is just doing the same dang thing she was doing at Sportsmart- jockeying for power under everyone’s radar.  And she’s also hanging with Mal.  That’s probably what she always felt the universe would provide.