Good morning! It's breakfast time at the Abbott House. Amy walks in late, and Patch informs her that he still has time to fix her up some Huevos Rancheros. For the record, I hate eggs more than any other food in the world. For more of the record, today is the last day of the worst week ever, so get ready for the most pessimistic recap ever written. Amy declines Patch's offer, and gets herself some coffee. Patch thinks Amy is still depressed about Ephram, but Amy says that's not it: she's gotten two more responses from two different schools. Patch asks her if she got rejected. Amy says she did, from Tufts. Patch says, and I quote, "phooey on them." Amy tells her dad that she got into the other school, which is bizarre since she didn't apply there. Patch is all, "Come again?" Amy reveals that the school she did get into is Princeton. She asks him if he had anything to do with it. Patch gives her a huge hug, and ignores her question. "Finally! An Abbott at Princeton University!" Amy laughs while Patch runs out the door and down the street in his bathrobe, bouncing off cars, yelling at all the neighbors, "She got into PRINCETON!" Credits.
When we come back, Ephram and Bright are shooting basketball in the Abbotts' driveway. Ephram is skipping school. Bright asks if he's trying to beat his ditch record. Ephram responds as only the depressed can: school's not that important, he's not going to college anyway, what is the point of it all? Bright warns him that he'll end up watching NASCAR with a six-pack of Milwaukee's Best laying across his gut if he doesn't watch it. Ephram says he may as well go for broke with the stereotype, seeing as how he had a kid at sixteen. Heh. Bright wants to know why Ephram went all the way to California, and then didn't even knock on the door. Ephram says he'd planned to; he had a speech prepared and everything, but when he got there he realized the baby wasn't actually his anymore. "If they cared enough to adopt him, why should I ruin their lives just because I'm...feelin' weird?" Bright's like, "So...Amy wasn't totally wrong, then, was she?" Ephram gets defensive and says it was something he had to actually go and experience for himself. Bright says all he's trying to say is that Amy tried to do the right thing, and maybe Ephram should cut her some slack. Ephram looks as though he might actually be considering this instead of thinking of his own damn self every second of every day.
Diner. Nina has just spilled something all over Treat, and Treat asks her what the hell is wrong with her: "You're like Howard Hughes without the milk bottles." Nina frets that Dimples's brother is coming in town, and she's all nervous about it. Treat tells her she has nothing to worry about, because she's fabulous. Just then, Dimples walks in with his brother, who is not nearly as cute, but kind of hot in his own way. Dimples introduces his brother "Brian" to Treat and Nina. We'll be calling him "Veneers," as his teeth are bigger than Everwood and its surrounding areas. Nina and Treat are pleased to meet Veneers, who says he knew Nina would be blonde. Dimples: "Is it because I told you she was blonde?" Heh. Dimples and Veneers, which is the name of my next makeover reality show, give each other some good-natured brotherly ribbing. Treat asks Veneers how long he'll be in Everwood. Veneers says just for a few days, and we learn that he is an accountant. He asks Nina all about herself -- her cooking, her "kid" -- in sort of a condescending way, so we learn that Veneers is also kind of an asshole. You know, life really sucks.