Derek Bishop used to be a TA in one of Julie's classes. Julie sees Derek watching "36 Throwback" and the two begin to bond. Julie discovers that Derek is married, but he claims that he is separating from his wife. The two begin a short-lived affair. When Derek's wife, Allison, discovers their affair, she finds Julie in her dorm and slaps her across the face, exclaiming, "Julie slept with Derek Bishop, head T.A. of the History department, and my husband." She then repeatedly screams, "Julie Taylor is a slut!" Derek then resigns to try and get Julie to go back to school. It works, although when Julie asks him over the phone if he wanted to get her back to school or just get her back, he says "the second one".