On the beach, Richie explains his grassy-knoll theory on JFK's assassination by means of a sand model of Dallas. He and Joey flirtatiously debate various conspiracy theories; Joey shares her UFO theory, which involves aliens swooping down and destroying entire cities, by which she means that Richie's sand version of Dallas does not have long for this world. He says, "Oh, no you don't," and tackles her, and she crawls away, but eventually he gets on top of her and leans down to kiss her with the surf roaring away, just like in From Here To Eternity, and as Sars dodges the falling anvils, Joey wimps out and says, "L-look at the time -- I, I gotta go, my parents are expecting me." Richie gives her a skeptical look and asks, "Is that the truth, or are you just trying to wiggle out of a romantic situation?" She apologizes, and Richie helps her up and says something about taking Cinderella home. Joey levels "Dallas" with the Frisbee and turns back to Richie and says that she had a lot of fun today, "but you need to know the truth." Richie shrugs gamely and says, "And that would be?" Joey says shyly, "I'm not Cinderella -- not even close," and walks away. Richie looks perplexed.
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