The one hundred and sixty-first issue of Elwood and third issue of Elwood High was released on May 10, 2017.
In this issue, Alan complains to the school counselor that his "smart guy" persona has become irrelevant.
The exterior of Mrs. Serenity Ratburn's counseling office is shown. Inside, Brain tells Mrs. Ratburn (Sweetwater) that all of his friends no long need him as an intellectual resource. Sweetwater nods in understanding. Next, a scene in the school hallways in shown, when Brain is calling out to Arthur (who is talking on the phone), asking if he needs help with his chemistry homework. Arthur awkwardly says he doesn't, and leaves Brain alone in the hallway.