That evening. Robbie and Alexandra are working on some math problems in the kitchen of the Stewarts' home.
Alexandra: You ready for the next problem?
Robbie: You know what? I can't look at another number. How about a lemonade break?
Alexandra: Sure.
Robbie: Oh, by the way, when is your plane reservation for your flight to Athens?
Alexandra: Sunday. Why?
Robbie: Would you be able to come over Saturday night?
Alexandra: Yes. I should be finished packing by then.
Robbie: My folks are giving me a little graduation party.
Alexandra: Terrific!
Robbie: I'll pick you up.
Alexandra: That isn't necessary.
Robbie: My dad's letting me borrow the car.
Alexandra: Oh, well, that would be very nice.
Robbie: About eight o'clock?
Alexandra: Eight o'clock is fine.
Robbie: Great! It's a date.
Alexandra: Who's going to be there?
Robbie: Just my friend Mike and a few kids from school.
Alexandra: I'm going to miss all of you. You've been like a second family to me.
Robbie: We're going to miss you.
Alexandra: Maybe you could come to visit me in Greece.
Robbie: I'm counting on it.
Alexandra: Wonderful! Are you excited about graduating from high school?
Robbie: Sure ... and a little scared.
Alexandra: Scared? Why?
Robbie: Aren't you a little scared?
Alexandra: I was when I first came to the United States. I'd never been away from home, and I didn't know what it would be like. But then I found out that people are the same everywhere once you get to know them.
Robbie: I'm glad I got to know you.
Alexandra: Thank you. I'm glad I got to know you—and your family.
Robbie: Wouldn't it be nice if we could skip the examinations and get right to the graduation party?
Alexandra: It would be very nice. But that isn't the way it works. So ... back to work.
Later that night. Robbie and Ellen are saying goodbye to Alexandra.
Alexandra: Good night, Robbie. Good night, Mrs. Stewart. Thank you for dinner.
Ellen: Good night, Alexandra. Will you be all right?
Alexandra: Yes. The Molinas are waiting for me.
Robbie: Good night, Alexandra. I'll pick you up on Saturday night, OK?
Alexandra: Yes. Eight o'clock. [A car horn beeps.]
Alexandra: I have to run. [She leaves.]
A little later. Ellen and Robbie are in the living room.
Ellen: Good night, Robbie. She's really a good friend, isn't she?
Robbie: Yeah.
Ellen: You are going to miss her.
Robbie: Am I going to miss her?
Ellen: That's what I said! You are going to miss her!
Robbie: I'm going to miss her, and my math teacher's going to miss her.
Ellen: Well, you can write to her.
Robbie: It's not the same.
Saturday afternoon. Robbie, Mike, Sandra, and Millie are decorating the living room for Alexandra's going-away party.
Mike: How does that look, Rob?
Robbie: Great! Pass me the hammer.
Mike: You got it!
Sandra: You're sure Alexandra's going to be surprised?
Robbie: Absolutely. She has no idea that the party is in her honor.
Mike: Millie, did you bring the tapes for dancing?
Millie: They're in my bag.
Mike: What did you bring?
Millie: Some rock 'n' roll.
Robbie: Perfect! Alexandra will love it! I can't wait to see her face when she walks in here tonight.
Mike: What about the cake?
Robbie: My mom's decorating it right now.
Ellen: [She enters.] Robbie, there's a phone call for you. It's Alexandra. She sounds upset.
Robbie: OK. Thanks, Mom. I'll take it in there. [Robbie picks up the phone in the kitchen.] Hi, Alexandra. What? You what? Oh no!