Carol walks into the bowling alley, looking for Ed. She calls his name a few times and then finds him passed out on one of the lanes. Good thing there wasn't a fire nearby, or he would have pulled a Michael. Carol wants to call Mike, but Ed says that he's okay. He was trying to bowl fifty games without sleeping. Carol asks why, and Ed gestures to the journal. He reminds her of the Charity Bowl-A-Thon their senior year. Carol is starting to worry about him, and points out that most people go through a mid-life crisis, and he's going through a "one-third-life crisis." Ed says that he's not eighteen anymore, and Carol grabs his shoulder sympathetically. Ah, Ed. None of us are.
Pollak walks into school and gives Molly a bouquet of flowers. Don't they have any security at this school? He's allowed to roam the halls freely? Molly asks what he's doing here, and Pollak says that he had a great time the other night. Molly says that it was the best date she's ever had. Pollak announces that he's leaving town, because there's so much for him to do out there. Molly is shocked, because she thought that Pollak was going to ask her out again. Pollak says that he'd like to, but that he needs to "get out there and start doing everything." Molly asks him to drop her a postcard once in a while. Pollak doesn't think that kissing her goodbye in front of the students is a good idea, but he does it anyway. What the hell? They've already seen Carol serenaded by a knight in armor. What's a little kiss? Some cops show up to arrest Pollak for disturbing the peace. Pollak goes willingly, and Molly offers to call Ed for him. Molly sadly looks down at her flowers.
In the courtroom, the judge asks Ed whether he has anything to say on Pollak's behalf before a decision is rendered. Ed stands and gives us the lesson of the episode. Basically, Ed says that since life will end eventually everyway, some people just give up. Instead, Pollak lives deliberately (just like Thoreau, see!). For Pollak, living deliberately means doing everything. Ed doesn't know if his life system is right or wrong -- and notes that it should be refined so that he doesn't bowl naked -- but that he at least has a system. Ed points out that Pollak is leaving town tomorrow, and asks the judge to let him go. The judge says that he sympathizes with Pollak, but that he can't let the incidents go unpunished, so he sentences Pollak to one night in jail. Ed starts to protest, but Pollak says that he's never spent the night in jail, and that it might be exciting. Ed tells Pollak that he's incredible and shakes his hand goodbye. Is that the last we'll see of old Pollak?