In this clip, Andy meets and old flame that is talks about growth outside the town she was born. She describes it as being a big fish in a big pond. This is a metaphor to growth and persective growing. It can be used for college decisions or job searching, as we get out our constructed normal into a place that challenges us and how we continue to grow.
Akeelah went to turn off the TV but instead, she saw the Scripps Spelling Bee competition instead. After seeing the contestant won the national spelling bee, Akeelah took the initiative to learn the winning word "Brunneous" and added it to the list of other vocabulary words that she was learning on her own.
Eddy gets a zit, which Double D tells him is a natural part of growing up. Eddy is embarrassed about it and tries to hide from the other kids. Ed finds the zit funny and gets Johnny to come over and see it, to Eddy's dismay.