Courtney Crimsen, what a pretty name. What a pretty girl. With her perfect family, coffee together, every morning. And you're also very nice Courtney, everyone says so. You're nice to everyone, all the time. You're one of the most popular girls in school. And you're just... so... nice. Right? Wrong.
Courtney and Hannah make up after the whole photo scandal. They decide to go to the winter formal together with a group of other students. Montgomery propositions Courtney after finding out that the picture was, in fact, Hannah and Courtney. Courtney lies, it wasn't her but Hannah with another student, Laura. To make matters worse, she adds made up details about Hannah's sex life to secure his belief that Hannah is a slut simultaneously adding to the rumors of "Hannah the Slut".
Clay and Hannah share a slow dance, Montgomery with his new information, interrupts. Hannah argues with Courtney, she just wanted to be her friend, she asks why she would do something like this, Courtney defends herself, she is still afraid of being outed. Hannah fires back before she leaves, disgusted with Courtney. Jessica ends up getting drunk at the formal because she's not over her breakup with Alex. Hannah decides to drive Jessica home. Her car doesn't start so Tony gives her a jump. Before they leave, Tony gives Hannah a cassette tape of the song she slow danced to earlier.
Clay asks Courtney if they can talk. Clay takes her to visit Hannah's grave. Once there, Clay wonders why Courtney is ashamed of being a lesbian. Courtney tells him that it's because she has two gay dads and she knows how hard it was for them to be gay while growing up. For the first time, Courtney shows some emotion over her contribution to Hannah's suicide.
Justin, Zach and Alex kidnap Clay and drive him away while interrogating him. While they're driving, Alex speeds down the road longer and faster than he was supposed to, ignoring Zach and Justin's plea for him to slow down. They get pulled over by a cop who, luckily, is Alex's Dad. In elation at having a police officer at their side, Justin tells Clay that they can't be touched now because they are bulletproof. Once Clay gets home, he finds out that his mom is going to be a litigator for the school. She asks Clay if he knows of any bullying going on at the school and about Hannah Baker. Clay denies both and later cries in the shower.
Courtney lied to Montgomery about the photo Tyler took, and said it was Hannah with another student, Laura, a known lesbian at Liberty High. She then adds made up details about Hannah's sex life to secure his belief that Hannah is a slut simultaneously adding to the rumors of "Hannah the Slut". Hannah tells her that she didn't have to throw her under the bus.