At the Glenda Lough Military School, a drill instructor puts students through endless drills. A widower, Holston, arrives by limo and goes to the office of the Director. After signing in, Holston meets with the Director and insists that his son Roger isn't a bad kid. He admits that his son has gotten into some trouble but he lacks motivation and discipline. The Director notes that no Mrs. Holston is listed, and Holston explains that his wife died in an accident. He's surprised to learn that the Director knows it was a boating accident, and the Director asks about the circumstances. Holston explains that his 10-year-old son was in a rowboat with his mother, and it capsized. He admits there were rumors, but the Director tells him that they aren't there to judge him, but to anticipate any emotional problems. Holston notes that the academy policy is to forbid home visits for one year, and the Director admits that it's necessary but parents are always welcome...Read the full recap
Host: A small item for the pedagogues amongst you, a little something to be found in the drawer alongside the old school ties. Picture if you will, a very special school. Where the students don't matriculate, but rather are marooned. Where the scholars are not enrolled, but rather sentenced. The painting is called The Academy.