Lacienga starts a rumor about Penny at school because "it was fun." The two are about to begin a fight when one of the commentators starts a rumor about Lacienga being romantically interested in Myron. Lacienga cracks under the pressure, and Penny steps in and gives a speech about how rumors can divide classmates, friends, family, and even enemies. She then sings a short song encouraging her classmates to stop spreading rumors.
Mrs. Doolan teaches Mandy how to fence and states that she was a champion. Mandy, believing Grim's story that Mrs. Doolan is a ghost, grows scared with Mrs. Doolan's displays of hospitality, believing she will be fed to Mrs. Doolan's pet spider. Mrs. Doolan clarifies that Grim has been spreading rumors about her ever since she beat him in a staring contest, and goes on to state that she has beaten him in just about everything, including a boxing match. It is heavily implied she was one of the female combatants in the emancipated duels, even though the dates on the photographs of her beating Grim do not reflect this.
Following the Boston bombing, the news team discusses how Reddit and Twitter have spread false rumors about the Boston bombing suspect. They note the apparent lack of fact checking even by prominent individuals who disseminated false information.