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-->'''Michael:''' And there's no denying, I'm ''just''--
--> ''(Breaks down sobbing)''
--> At a party...
--> is there a sadder sight than--?

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-->'''Michael:''' --->'''Michael:''' And there's no denying, I'm ''just''--
--> ''(Breaks
''just''--\\
(''breaks
down sobbing)''
-->
sobbing'')\\
At a party...
-->
party...\\
is there a sadder sight than--?



-->'''Michael:''' I wish I'd ''offed myself'' instead! Wish I was never '''BORN!'''

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-->'''Michael:''' --->'''Michael:''' I wish I'd ''offed myself'' instead! Wish I was never '''BORN!'''



->'''Jeremy:''' Maybe I just got a lucky break, is that so hard to believe? With my [[TheWoobie history]]? I figured the universe owed me one!

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->'''Jeremy:''' -->'''Jeremy:''' Maybe I just got a lucky break, is that so hard to believe? With my [[TheWoobie history]]? I figured the universe owed me one!



-->'''Mr. Heere:''' I'm worried about you! I know things haven't been easy...without your [[MissingMom mother]]. But I'm still your buddy...buddy. Please. Tell me what's going on.
-->'''SQUIP:''' Tell him the [[CassandraTruth truth]].
-->'''Jeremy:''' I took a pill-sized computer and it's made everything better...
-->'''Mr. Heere:'' I'm trying to be serious --\\

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-->'''Mr. Heere:''' I'm worried about you! I know things haven't been easy...without your [[MissingMom mother]]. But I'm still your buddy...buddy. Please. Tell me what's going on. \n-->'''SQUIP:''' \\
'''SQUIP:'''
Tell him the [[CassandraTruth truth]].
-->'''Jeremy:'''
truth]].\\
'''Jeremy:'''
I took a pill-sized computer and it's made everything better...
-->'''Mr. Heere:''
better...\\
'''Mr. Heere:'''
I'm trying to be serious --\\



* Brooke getting her heart broken when Jeremy ends up alone with Chloe at Jake's party and the SQUIP tries to force Jeremy to sleep with her for the sake of making him popular. Poor Brooke has been betrayed by her best friend ''and'' the guy she's been dating (from her point of view), and hearing her break down in tears is just devastating. BreakTheCutie indeed.



-->'''Jeremy:''' Itís not like that! Itíll help you to be betteró
-->'''Christine, shocked and hurt:''' Whatís wrong with me now?
* In the 2018-2019 productions, during "The Pitiful Children", Jeremy asks Jenna how she's feeling that day. She responds in surprise that that's the first time someone has asked her that. It just makes you want to give the girl a hug. Especially when she tells Jeremy she'd do anything to feel like she belngs.

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-->'''Jeremy:''' Itís not like that! Itíll help you to be betteró
-->'''Christine, shocked
betteró\\
'''Christine:''' (''shocked
and hurt:''' hurt'') Whatís wrong with me now?
* In the 2018-2019 productions, during "The Pitiful Children", Jeremy asks Jenna how she's feeling that day. She responds in surprise that that's the first time someone has asked her that. It just makes you want to give the girl a hug. Especially when she tells Jeremy she'd do anything to feel like she belngs. belongs.



-->'''Jeremy:''' '''Cause of the voices in my head, the loudest one is ''mine!''
* Brooke getting her heart broken when Jeremy ends up alone with Chloe at Jake's party and the SQUIP tries to force Jeremy to sleep with her for the sake of making him popular. Poor Brooke has been betrayed by her best friend ''and'' the guy she's been dating (from her point of view), and hearing her break down in tears is just devastating. BreakTheCutie indeed.

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-->'''Jeremy:''' '''Cause of the voices in my head, the loudest one is ''mine!''
* Brooke getting her heart broken when Jeremy ends up alone with Chloe at Jake's party and the SQUIP tries to force Jeremy to sleep with her for the sake of making him popular. Poor Brooke has been betrayed by her best friend ''and'' the guy she's been dating (from her point of view), and hearing her break down in tears is just devastating. BreakTheCutie indeed.
''mine!''


* "Loser, Geek, Whatever". Added to the New York productions as an Act 1 finale solo, Jeremy sings this as he deliberates whether or not to obey the SQUIP's instructions to abandon Michael in order to become popular. The song provides a pretty painful overview of Jeremy's psyche, detailing his deep sense of worthlessness and how long he's struggled with it. His descriptions of how he feels he can never trust his own instincts and that every decision he makes is the wrong one is painfully real - equally real as the listing off of every harsh thing said to or about him that's he's internalized and believed to be true over the years. If his self-loathing doesn't get you, his struggle with leaving Michael behind might. He's truly reluctant and afraid of the consequences of hurting his lifelong best friend this way, and then 'goes through with it anyway' because his self loathing is deep enough that he's now learning to do the exact opposite of what his instincts tell him, allowing the SQUIP's machinations to take root. Even at his worst, it's impossible to not feel for, or even relate to, the [[TheWoobie kid]] lashing out because he feels he deserves to not be miserable and self loathing.

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* "Loser, Geek, Whatever". Added to the New York productions as an Act 1 finale solo, Jeremy sings this as he deliberates whether or not to obey the SQUIP's instructions to abandon Michael in order to become popular. The song provides a pretty painful overview of Jeremy's psyche, detailing his deep sense of worthlessness and how long he's struggled with it. His descriptions of how he feels he can never trust his own instincts and that every decision he makes is the wrong one is painfully real - equally real as the listing off of every harsh thing said to or about him that's he's internalized and believed to be true over the years. If his self-loathing doesn't get you, his struggle with leaving Michael behind might. He's truly reluctant and afraid of the consequences of hurting his lifelong best friend this way, and then 'goes ''goes through with it anyway' anyway'' because his self loathing is deep enough that he's now learning to do the exact opposite of what his instincts tell him, allowing the SQUIP's machinations to take root. Even at his worst, it's impossible to not feel for, or even relate to, the [[TheWoobie kid]] lashing out because he feels he deserves to not be miserable and self loathing.



* In this version, when he asks to turn the optic nerve blocking on, his voice is already shaking with regret for doing this to Michael. Brought UpToEleven in the 2018-2019 productions, where after Michael slides out of view, blocked from Jeremy's vision, ''you can still hear Michael crying'', all while Jeremy [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaches out helplessly to where he was previously standing]].

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* In this version, when he asks to turn Will Roland's version of Jeremy delivers the optic "optic nerve blocking on, on" line with his voice is already shaking with regret for doing this to Michael. Brought UpToEleven in the 2018-2019 productions, where after After Michael slides out of view, blocked from Jeremy's vision, ''you can still hear Michael crying'', all while Jeremy [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaches out helplessly to where he was previously standing]].


'''Jeremy:''' Well, 'try harder'! You wanna act like my friend? ''[[CallingTheOldManOut You can't even act like a dad!]]'' I'm supposed to believe ''you'' care? Look in the mirror! Ever since Mom left, you sit around like you're waiting for her to come back! And even if she did, you know what she'd find? A ''loser'' who's so afraid to have a life, he can't even put PANTS ON! ...no wonder she's gone.

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'''Jeremy:''' Well, 'try harder'! try harder! You wanna act like my friend? ''[[CallingTheOldManOut You can't even act like a dad!]]'' I'm supposed to believe ''you'' care? Look in the mirror! Ever since Mom left, you sit around like you're waiting for her to come back! And even if she did, you know what she'd find? A ''loser'' who's so afraid to have a life, he can't even put PANTS ON! ...no wonder she's gone.


'''Jeremy:''' Well, 'try harder'! You wanna act like my friend? [[CallingTheOldManOut You can't even act like a 'dad'!]] I'm supposed to believe ''you'' care? Look in the mirror! Ever since Mom left, you sit around like you're waiting for her to come back! And even if she did, you know what she'd find? A ''loser'' who's so afraid to have a life, he can't even put PANTS ON! ...no wonder she's gone.

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'''Jeremy:''' Well, 'try harder'! You wanna act like my friend? [[CallingTheOldManOut ''[[CallingTheOldManOut You can't even act like a 'dad'!]] dad!]]'' I'm supposed to believe ''you'' care? Look in the mirror! Ever since Mom left, you sit around like you're waiting for her to come back! And even if she did, you know what she'd find? A ''loser'' who's so afraid to have a life, he can't even put PANTS ON! ...no wonder she's gone.


* "Loser, Geek, Whatever". Added to the New York productions as an Act 1 finale solo, Jeremy sings this as he deliberates whether or not to obey the SQUIP's instructions to abandon Michael in order to become popular. The song provides a pretty painful overview of Jeremy's psyche, detailing his deep sense of worthlessness and how long he's struggled with it. His descriptions of how he feels he can never trust his own instincts and that every decision he makes is the wrong one is painfully real - equally real as the listing off of every harsh thing said to or about him that's he's internalized and believed to be true over the years. If his self-loathing doesn't get you, his struggle with leaving Michael behind might - he's truly reluctant and afraid of the consequences of hurting his lifelong best friend this way.

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* "Loser, Geek, Whatever". Added to the New York productions as an Act 1 finale solo, Jeremy sings this as he deliberates whether or not to obey the SQUIP's instructions to abandon Michael in order to become popular. The song provides a pretty painful overview of Jeremy's psyche, detailing his deep sense of worthlessness and how long he's struggled with it. His descriptions of how he feels he can never trust his own instincts and that every decision he makes is the wrong one is painfully real - equally real as the listing off of every harsh thing said to or about him that's he's internalized and believed to be true over the years. If his self-loathing doesn't get you, his struggle with leaving Michael behind might - he's might. He's truly reluctant and afraid of the consequences of hurting his lifelong best friend this way.way, and then 'goes through with it anyway' because his self loathing is deep enough that he's now learning to do the exact opposite of what his instincts tell him, allowing the SQUIP's machinations to take root. Even at his worst, it's impossible to not feel for, or even relate to, the [[TheWoobie kid]] lashing out because he feels he deserves to not be miserable and self loathing.
-->'''Jeremy, breaking down in tears:''' Especially now since I clearly see\\
the problem has always been ''me''!
* In this version, when he asks to turn the optic nerve blocking on, his voice is already shaking with regret for doing this to Michael. Brought UpToEleven in the 2018-2019 productions, where after Michael slides out of view, blocked from Jeremy's vision, ''you can still hear Michael crying'', all while Jeremy [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaches out helplessly to where he was previously standing]].



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIUUBg7zuA This]] animatic of the song captures the melancholy feeling ''extremely'' well, mixed with pure terror. Especially the ending, where Jeremy climbs towards a beacon of light, representing a world where everyone can be happy and confident in themselves... and behind his back, the Squip shuts Michael out and abandons him in the dark.
* The finale, "Voices in my Head", definitely brings out the [[TearsOfJoy happy kind of crying]]. Free of the Squip, Jeremy mends his broken relationships with his father and Michael, [[TheBigDamnKiss gets together with Christine]], and finds a new lease on life beyond his insecurity, trauma, and struggles with outside influences. To add to this, the entire cast seems to be friends now, the incident with the SQUIP bringing them all closer together, allowing them to support one another, truly be friends, and move towards accepting themselves as well. The messages about mental health, self-acceptance and trust, and above all, hope are incredibly emotional. The 2018 production ends the song with our hero alone onstage as the music fades out. Jeremy smiles slowly, after all his suffering having finally found the inner peace, strength, and clarity to face life, in all its ups and downs. He's going to be okay, and maybe [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments we can be, too.]] FadeToBlack.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIUUBg7zuA This]] animatic of the song captures the melancholy feeling ''extremely'' well, mixed with pure terror. Especially the ending, where Jeremy climbs towards a beacon of light, representing a world where everyone can be happy and confident in themselves... and behind his back, the Squip SQUIP shuts Michael out and abandons him in the dark.
* The finale, "Voices in my Head", definitely brings out the [[TearsOfJoy happy kind of crying]]. Free of the Squip, SQUIP, Jeremy mends his broken relationships with his father and Michael, [[TheBigDamnKiss gets together with Christine]], and finds a new lease on life beyond his insecurity, trauma, and struggles with outside influences. To add to this, the entire cast seems to be friends now, the incident with the SQUIP bringing them all closer together, allowing them to support one another, truly be friends, and move towards accepting themselves as well. The messages about mental health, self-acceptance and trust, and above all, hope are incredibly emotional. The 2018 production ends the song with our hero alone onstage as the music fades out. Jeremy smiles slowly, after all his suffering having finally found the inner peace, strength, and clarity to face life, in all its ups and downs. He's going to be okay, and maybe [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments we can be, too.]] FadeToBlack.


* The argument leading up to "Michael in the Bathroom" qualifies, too. Done right, Michael's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness bitterness at being ignored]] contrasting with Jeremy desperately happy to see him after escaping what could have very well been sexual or physical assault (thanks to the Squip's machinations) is jarring enough -- in the 2018 production, for example, the normally physically affectionate Michael coldly pries Jeremy off of him when he attempts to hug him in relief, deeply hurt by his behaviour after turning on the optic nerve blocker. Then there's the growing sense of desperation on Michael's part trying to warn Jeremy of the Squip driving people to madness, culminating in Jeremy [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything angrily denying there's a problem with his Squip and instead insinuating Michael is jealous]], and when Michael refuses to relent in his concerns, Jeremy finally rejects him directly. It's a heartrendingly far cry from how close the two were in Act One.

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* The argument leading up to "Michael in the Bathroom" qualifies, too. Done right, Michael's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness bitterness at being ignored]] contrasting with Jeremy desperately happy to see him after escaping what could have very well been sexual or physical assault (thanks to the Squip's SQUIP's machinations) is jarring enough -- in the 2018 production, for example, the normally physically affectionate Michael coldly pries Jeremy off of him when he attempts to hug him in relief, deeply hurt by his behaviour after turning on the optic nerve blocker. Then there's the growing sense of desperation on Michael's part trying to warn Jeremy of the Squip driving people to madness, culminating in Jeremy [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything angrily denying there's a problem with his Squip and instead insinuating Michael is jealous]], and when Michael refuses to relent in his concerns, Jeremy finally rejects him directly. It's a heartrendingly far cry from how close the two were in Act One.



* This exchange:
-->'''Mr. Heere:''' If you're not going to take me seriously--\\
'''Jeremy:''' Why should I? I'm supposed to believe ''you'' care? Look in the mirror! Ever since Mom left, you sit around like you're waiting for her to come back! Even if she did come back, you know what she'd find? A ''loser'' who's so afraid to have a life, he can't even put PANTS ON!

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* This exchange:
Jeremy's fight with his father hits hard, as with just a little prompting from the SQUIP, he lets loose on all the resentment and pain his father's neglect has been causing him throughout the show. Some tears are shed for [[AdultsAreUseless Mr. Heere]], too who truly does mean well and want to look out for his son:
-->'''Mr. Heere:''' If you're not I'm worried about you! I know things haven't been easy...without your [[MissingMom mother]]. But I'm still your buddy...buddy. Please. Tell me what's going on.
-->'''SQUIP:''' Tell him the [[CassandraTruth truth]].
-->'''Jeremy:''' I took a pill-sized computer and it's made everything better...
-->'''Mr. Heere:'' I'm trying
to take me seriously--\\
be serious --\\
'''Jeremy:''' Why should I? Well, 'try harder'! You wanna act like my friend? [[CallingTheOldManOut You can't even act like a 'dad'!]] I'm supposed to believe ''you'' care? Look in the mirror! Ever since Mom left, you sit around like you're waiting for her to come back! Even And even if she did come back, did, you know what she'd find? A ''loser'' who's so afraid to have a life, he can't even put PANTS ON!ON! ...no wonder she's gone.
* "Loser, Geek, Whatever". Added to the New York productions as an Act 1 finale solo, Jeremy sings this as he deliberates whether or not to obey the SQUIP's instructions to abandon Michael in order to become popular. The song provides a pretty painful overview of Jeremy's psyche, detailing his deep sense of worthlessness and how long he's struggled with it. His descriptions of how he feels he can never trust his own instincts and that every decision he makes is the wrong one is painfully real - equally real as the listing off of every harsh thing said to or about him that's he's internalized and believed to be true over the years. If his self-loathing doesn't get you, his struggle with leaving Michael behind might - he's truly reluctant and afraid of the consequences of hurting his lifelong best friend this way.



* In the 2018 Off-Broadway production, during "The Pitiful Children", Jeremy asks Jenna how she's feeling that day. She responds in surprise that that's the first time someone has asked her that. It just makes you want to give the girl a hug.

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* In the 2018 Off-Broadway production, 2018-2019 productions, during "The Pitiful Children", Jeremy asks Jenna how she's feeling that day. She responds in surprise that that's the first time someone has asked her that. It just makes you want to give the girl a hug. Especially when she tells Jeremy she'd do anything to feel like she belngs.


* The finale, "Voices in my Head", definitely brings out the [[TearsOfJoy happy kind of crying]]. Free of the Squip, Jeremy mends his broken relationships with his father and Michael, [[BigDamnKiss gets together with Christine]], and finds a new lease on life beyond his insecurity, trauma, and struggles with outside influences. To add to this, the entire cast seems to be friends now, the incident with the SQUIP bringing them all closer together, allowing them to support one another, truly be friends, and move towards accepting themselves as well. The messages about mental health, self-acceptance and trust, and above all, hope are incredibly emotional. The 2018 production ends the song with our hero alone onstage as the music fades out. Jeremy smiles slowly, after all his suffering having finally found the inner peace, strength, and clarity to face life, in all its ups and downs. He's going to be okay, and maybe [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments we can be, too.]] FadeToBlack.

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* The finale, "Voices in my Head", definitely brings out the [[TearsOfJoy happy kind of crying]]. Free of the Squip, Jeremy mends his broken relationships with his father and Michael, [[BigDamnKiss [[TheBigDamnKiss gets together with Christine]], and finds a new lease on life beyond his insecurity, trauma, and struggles with outside influences. To add to this, the entire cast seems to be friends now, the incident with the SQUIP bringing them all closer together, allowing them to support one another, truly be friends, and move towards accepting themselves as well. The messages about mental health, self-acceptance and trust, and above all, hope are incredibly emotional. The 2018 production ends the song with our hero alone onstage as the music fades out. Jeremy smiles slowly, after all his suffering having finally found the inner peace, strength, and clarity to face life, in all its ups and downs. He's going to be okay, and maybe [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments we can be, too.]] FadeToBlack.


* The finale, "Voices in my Head", definitely brings out the [[TearsOfJoy happy kind of crying]]. Free of the Squip, Jeremy mends his broken relationships with his father and Michael, [[BigDamnKiss gets together with Christine]], and finds a new lease on life beyond his insecurity, trauma, and struggles with outside influences. To add to this, the entire cast seems to be friends now, the incident with the SQUIP bringing them all closer together, allowing them to support one another, truly be friends, and move towards accepting themselves as well. The messages about mental health, self-acceptance and trust, and above all, hope are incredibly emotional. The 2018 production ends the song with our hero alone onstage as the music fades out. Jeremy smiles slowly, after all his suffering having finally found the inner peace, strength, and clarity to face life, in all its ups and downs. He's going to be okay, and maybe [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming we can be, too.]] FadeToBlack.

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* The finale, "Voices in my Head", definitely brings out the [[TearsOfJoy happy kind of crying]]. Free of the Squip, Jeremy mends his broken relationships with his father and Michael, [[BigDamnKiss gets together with Christine]], and finds a new lease on life beyond his insecurity, trauma, and struggles with outside influences. To add to this, the entire cast seems to be friends now, the incident with the SQUIP bringing them all closer together, allowing them to support one another, truly be friends, and move towards accepting themselves as well. The messages about mental health, self-acceptance and trust, and above all, hope are incredibly emotional. The 2018 production ends the song with our hero alone onstage as the music fades out. Jeremy smiles slowly, after all his suffering having finally found the inner peace, strength, and clarity to face life, in all its ups and downs. He's going to be okay, and maybe [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments we can be, too.]] FadeToBlack.


* "Michael in the Bathroom", a song by Michael after his only friend Jeremy ditches him once more, is ''the'' tearjerker of the show. This time, Jeremy abandons him at a huge party full of the most popular kids in schol, and it's too much for the socially-anxious Michael to handle. It's a four-minute panic attack delivered in song form. George Salazar's screaming, anguished voice is enough to get the tears flowing on its own. However, many a fan (and cast/creator!) have referred to it as a moment everyone has had - hiding in the bathroom at a party where you're lonely and don't fit in. The realism and relatable nature of the song is what pushes it over the edge into one of the bigger tearjerkers in recent musical theatre history. [[SignatureSong Signature Song indeed.]]

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* "Michael in the Bathroom", a song by Michael after his only friend Jeremy ditches him once more, is ''the'' tearjerker of the show. This time, Jeremy abandons him at a huge party full of the most popular kids in schol, school, and it's too much for the socially-anxious Michael to handle. It's a four-minute panic attack delivered in song form. George Salazar's screaming, anguished voice is enough to get the tears flowing on its own. However, many a fan (and cast/creator!) have referred to it as a moment everyone has had - hiding in the bathroom at a party where you're lonely and don't fit in. The realism and relatable nature of the song is what pushes it over the edge into one of the bigger tearjerkers in recent musical theatre history. [[SignatureSong Signature Song SignatureSong indeed.]]


!!Book
* The SQUIP's fate in the book. In a climax very different from the musical, the [[AdaptationalVillainy far less evil SQUIP]] comes up with a plan for Jeremy to win over Christine by breaking character in the middle play to confess his feelings for her. This fails so horribly that the SQUIP suffers from a literal BSOD, and when it starts back up in the final chapter, it's so ashamed that, [[IShouldWriteABookAboutThis after offering to do a data dump of Jeremy's memories in book format]], [[DrivenToSuicide it gives Jeremy instructions on how to destroy it]].

!!Musical



--> is there a sadder sight than-?

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--> is there a sadder sight than-?than--?




* Then there's ''this'' line:

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\n* ** Then there's ''this'' line:










* The SQUIP's fate in the book. In a climax very different from the musical, the [[AdaptationalVillainy far less evil SQUIP]] comes up with a plan for Jeremy to win over Christine by breaking character in the middle play to confess his feelings for her. This fails so horribly that the SQUIP suffers from a literal BSOD, and when it starts back up in the final chapter, it's so ashamed that, [[IShouldWriteABookAboutThis after offering to do a data dump of Jeremy's memories in book format]], [[DrivenToSuicide it gives Jeremy instructions on how to destroy it]].



* "Michael in the Bathroom", a song by Michael after his only friend Jeremy ditches him once more, is ''the'' tearjerker of the show. This time, Jeremy abandons him at a huge party full of the most popular kids in schol, and it's too much for the socially-anxious Michael to handle. It's a four-minute panic attack delivered in song form. George Salazar's screaming, anguished voice is enough to get the tears flowing on its own. However, many a fan (and cast/creator!) have referred to it as a moment everyone has had - hiding in the bathroom at a party where you're lonely and don't fit in. The realism and relatable nature of the song is what pushes it over the edge into one of the bigger tearjerkers in recent musical theatre history. [[SignatureSong Signature Song indeed.]] Not to mention, the lowest emotional point in the musical is happening to [[EnsembleDarkhorse the kindhearted fan favourite Michael.]] There is something distinctly heartrending about having to see the [[BreaktheCutie funniest, most apparently self-assured character in the show be insulted and abandoned by his best friend and left to have a quasi-suicidal meltdown]] where he reveals just how deep his underlying self-hatred goes.

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* "Michael in the Bathroom", a song by Michael after his only friend Jeremy ditches him once more, is ''the'' tearjerker of the show. This time, Jeremy abandons him at a huge party full of the most popular kids in schol, and it's too much for the socially-anxious Michael to handle. It's a four-minute panic attack delivered in song form. George Salazar's screaming, anguished voice is enough to get the tears flowing on its own. However, many a fan (and cast/creator!) have referred to it as a moment everyone has had - hiding in the bathroom at a party where you're lonely and don't fit in. The realism and relatable nature of the song is what pushes it over the edge into one of the bigger tearjerkers in recent musical theatre history. [[SignatureSong Signature Song indeed.]] ]]
**
Not to mention, the lowest emotional point in the musical is happening to [[EnsembleDarkhorse the kindhearted fan favourite Michael.]] There is something distinctly heartrending about having to see the [[BreaktheCutie funniest, most apparently self-assured character in the show be insulted and abandoned by his best friend and left to have a quasi-suicidal meltdown]] where he reveals just how deep his underlying self-hatred goes.





-->'''Michael:''' I wish I'd ''offed myself'' instead! Wish I ''was never BORN''!!

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-->'''Michael:''' I wish I'd ''offed myself'' instead! Wish I ''was was never BORN''!!'''BORN!'''


* For those with a broken home or a depressed, neglectful, or otherwise unstable parent, Jeremy's home life hits pretty hard. [[MissingMom His mother left,]] sending his father into a [[AdultsAreUseless depressive spiral so deep he seldom leaves the house and can't even put his pants on.]] Kind of adds new dimension [[FreudianExcuse to as subtext to Jeremy's poorer decisions throughout the show]], especially in this line during Jeremy and Michael's argument:
->'''Jeremy:''' Maybe I just got a lucky break, is that so hard to believe? With my history? I figured the universe owed me one!

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* For those with a broken home or a depressed, neglectful, or otherwise unstable parent, Jeremy's home life hits pretty hard. [[MissingMom His mother left,]] sending his father into a [[AdultsAreUseless depressive spiral so deep he seldom leaves the house and can't even put his pants on.]] Kind of adds new dimension [[FreudianExcuse to as subtext subtextual dimension to Jeremy's poorer decisions decisions]] throughout the show]], show, especially in this line during Jeremy and Michael's argument:
->'''Jeremy:''' Maybe I just got a lucky break, is that so hard to believe? With my history? [[TheWoobie history]]? I figured the universe owed me one!


* "Michael in the Bathroom", a song by Michael after his only friend Jeremy ditches him once more, is ''the'' tearjerker of the show. This time, Jeremy abandons him at a huge party full of the most popular kids in schol, and it's too much for the socially-anxious Michael to handle. It's a four-minute panic attack delivered in song form. George Salazar's screaming, anguished voice is enough to get the tears flowing on its own. However, many a fan (and cast/creator!) have referred to it as a moment everyone has had - hiding in the bathroom at a party where you're lonely and don't fit in. The realism and relatable nature of the song is what pushes it over the edge into one of the bigger tearjerkers in recent musical theatre history. [[SignatureSong Signature Song indeed.]] Not to mention, the lowest emotional point in the musical is happening to [[EnsembleDarkhorse the kindhearted fan favourite Michael.]] There is something distinctly heartrending about having to see arguably the [[BreaktheCutie funniest, most apparently self-assured character in the show be insulted and abandoned by his best friend and left to have a quasi-suicidal meltdown where he reveals just how deep his underlying self-hatred goes]].
-->'''Michael:''' And there's no denying, I'm -- ''just''--

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* "Michael in the Bathroom", a song by Michael after his only friend Jeremy ditches him once more, is ''the'' tearjerker of the show. This time, Jeremy abandons him at a huge party full of the most popular kids in schol, and it's too much for the socially-anxious Michael to handle. It's a four-minute panic attack delivered in song form. George Salazar's screaming, anguished voice is enough to get the tears flowing on its own. However, many a fan (and cast/creator!) have referred to it as a moment everyone has had - hiding in the bathroom at a party where you're lonely and don't fit in. The realism and relatable nature of the song is what pushes it over the edge into one of the bigger tearjerkers in recent musical theatre history. [[SignatureSong Signature Song indeed.]] Not to mention, the lowest emotional point in the musical is happening to [[EnsembleDarkhorse the kindhearted fan favourite Michael.]] There is something distinctly heartrending about having to see arguably the [[BreaktheCutie funniest, most apparently self-assured character in the show be insulted and abandoned by his best friend and left to have a quasi-suicidal meltdown meltdown]] where he reveals just how deep his underlying self-hatred goes]].goes.
-->'''Michael:''' And there's no denying, I'm -- ''just''--

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