Harry arrives at the party to look for Annie, but he gets waylaid by Naomi's mom. Apparently, he knocked her up back in the day and then took off, and instead of getting an abortion, she went away and had the baby, a son. So they have a son together. Harry can't deal and just walks away.
Inside, Naomi reads Dixon's text message just as her father is introducing her and encouraging her and Ethan to dance together. She slowly makes her way to the floor and man, Ethan is really short. She asks Ethan if he's really cheating on her, and Ethan can't even answer her, so she knows. She walks away from him and Annie blames herself for not giving Ethan a heads up. Silver says they should leave and go to a real party with real people.
They end up at the beach, along with Dixon. And Ethan's there! Surfing! WTF? How did he manage to leave the party after Annie, find a wet suit and surfboard, and go surfing before she even got to the beach? Anyway, Ethan is not even mad at her about the text message thing, since he's trying to reform himself. Man does the actress who plays Annie look like Lori Loughlin. That's some good casting right there.
Harry lies in bed, reeling from the news about his son. Meanwhile, in another home, Kelly is on the phone with someone and says, "He's been asking about you." She's interrupted when her son (!) comes in her room because he can't sleep. And more meanwhile, Adrianna scores some more pills from her dealer. And even more meanwhile, Ethan goes to Naomi's house to make up, and she lets him in. And even more more meanwhile, Annie, Dixon, Navid, and Silver run into the ocean and frolic.
So then what is technically the second episode starts, and it just looks and feels so different that I can understand a little why A) they didn't send out the pilot to reviewers and B) they made this a two-hour premiere. Because if I had just seen the first hour, it was so exposition-heavy and overall kind of blah that I don't know if I would have been interested in the series. But this second part is much better, and gives me some hope for the rest of the season.
At the Wilson's, it's breakfast time. Grandma's upset because she spilled scotch on her computer and it's not working. Debbie offers to take it to the shop, since Grandma's not supposed to drive, because of her medication. And also, possibly her drinking. Grandma wants to finish her memoirs before her friend Virginia does because they "slept with all the same people." I have that problem ALL THE TIME. Annie comes to the table all sniffly and reports that she broke up with her boyfriend from back in Kansas. No one is surprised.