Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike and Lawrence talking to one another after school lets out. As Mike takes his coat out of his locker, Lawrence tells him to hurry up because the school buses are about to leave only to have Mike tell him that he's staying.
Panel 2: When Lawrence reminds him that he'll hafta wait for the city bus, Mike says "No problem."
Panel 3: The reason it's no problem is that he told Gordon he'd stay an'watch the practice. Lawrence wonders what practice that could be because there's no game this week.
Panel 4: We find Mike and Gordo in the gym watching the cheerleaders practice.
Summary: It so happens that Gordon wants to get Mike to break the ice with one cheerleader in particular: Lynn's all-purpose stand-in for why she hates popular girls, Alyson 'Spandex' Creemore. This leads to something else horrible: two years and six months of Mike being a jerk to Martha and also of Elly running around in circles pissing herself because she's convinced that Mike is going to talk her into having sex and having a baby and ruining everything because she'd rather die than trust her children.