Alvin arrives to his chemistry class, to be greeted by his new teacher, Professor Oswald. Professor Oswald introduces Don Peppers, the host of a national chemistry contest, and Don tells the class about the contest.
Professor Oswald asks the students about themselves, and Alvin's classmate, Derek makes fun of Alvin for being blind. Alvin and Derek then proceed to talks about their pasts, and passions for chemistry.
Alvin and Derek then leave the classroom, leaving a shot of both Don and Oswald. The two discuss wheter or not they think Alvin can compete in the contest, and Don doubts Alvin's abilities due to his blindness.