"Things get kinda foggy when you've been hit in the head."
Alli Bhandari

Better Man is the eighteenth episode of Season 13. It aired on February 4, 2014.

Main Plot

The day following Alli's birthday party, she gives a statement to the police about her abuse. At first, she claims that she was mugged while describing the incident. Alli tells the truth about Leo's abuse and their recent marriage to Jenna. Jenna wants to inform the police, but Alli wants to think it over. Leo attempts to apologize but Alli instead asks for an annulment. Alli ultimately calls the cops on Leo and discloses that he is the one who attacked her as he is arrested and hauled away.

Sub Plot

Maya is desperate to find friends and goes so far as to pay Grace for the do's and don'ts of the Rubber Room. Maya changes her look from girly to rude but finds out to gain their approval she'll have to go farther than she thought. She begins to ditch class and Miles to hang out with Grace, Zig, and Tiny. They pressure her to shoot a class fish tank with a bb-gun, which she eventually learns is a toy gun.  

Third Plot

Zoë helps Drew with Mr. Hollingsworth's job but takes it too far as she leaves him with a hickey. 

  • This episode is named after the song Better Man by Pearl Jam.
  • This episode marks the end of the Alli-Leo Relationship for the third and final time.
  • Leo gets arrested for domestic violence in this episode.

  • "Open Wide" by Jocelyn & Lisa
  • "Do It My Way" Jules Larson
  • "Wings" by Haerts