In the cafeteria one day Louis saves the school’s sort-of celebrity Blake Thompson (who’s made a couple of TV commercials) from choking. Blake is grateful and takes a liking to Louis, inviting him to join his “”in”” crowd. Louis takes to his new status right away, putting a strain on his old friendships with Twitty and Tawny. But as soon as Blake sees that Louis is gaining some popularity himself, he drops him like a hot potato. The result is that Louis is out of favor with both his new friends and the old ones, too. Tawny comes up with a “”life-saving”” scheme, though. Meanwhile, Ren is being given a hard time in her job as school policy monitor by Larry Beale, who heckles her when she speaks at lunch and fills her suggestion box with not-so-nice suggestions. Ren feels like she’s “”lost her mojo”” when it comes to handling Larry and is going to quit her policy monitor position, but she gets some encouragement from Louis–and unexpectedly, from Larry, too.