Jane joins the track team, leaving Daria so alone that she begins talking to herself. Helen bribes Quinn to hang out with Daria, worried that she's spending so much time alone.
This episode provides examples of:
- Derailing Love Interests: Arguably Evan, near the end.
- Hypocrite: Daria is fine taking advantage of the "spillover perks" of Jane being a jock, until she takes a freebie on a test that Daria doesn't agree with. She is, thankfully, called on it by Jane herself.
- Thinking Out Loud: Without Jane as a sounding board, Daria begins to do this a lot. She's clearly not aware of it, anyway, as she voices thoughts that she wouldn't want those around her to hear.