The girls leave the shop and walk down the street to scope out "cop spots" during lunch. Daphne reveals that she knows them all because she used to drive on a suspended license. Bella can't pull off the surprised look when they find him at the local sausage joint. There's some flirty talk, but then Ronnie sees some sort of criminal across the street and jumps into action hero mode. Bella's totally turned on as he busts the thug and slams him down on a car. Daphne not-so-subtly goes to Ronnie's partner and informs the cop (who is busy WORKING) that her sister likes his partner. Are we still in high school here? I knew this was going to be idiotic.
Back at the beach, the pals tease Bella, and the students are back to ogling History Barbie. Later on, Bella's brushing Rufus when she gets a call from Ronnie. He's in the neighborhood, he wants to take her out. She agrees. There's a knock on the door, it's her dad. He wants to put on a new lock. Which won't be awkward at all when Ronnie gets there.
After the commercials, Bella's trying to make dad go away. Cyrus shows up with beer, dad starts talking about how security is a lucrative business. The wheels start turning in Cyrus' little head. Guess they're actually trying to give this boy something to do. At which point Ronnie shows up and has a face to face with Mr. Bloom. Ronnie approves of the new lock. There are some tense moments. Ronnie gets paged away, but gives Bella a wink. Dad doles out the wisdom that guys like Ronnie never change. Bella says high school was 17 years ago, though a few minutes ago she said that she dated Ronnie 16 years ago. Ah, how times change. Dad's moving in until he replaces all the locks on the windows. Man, he must hate Ronnie.
Turns out dad snores. Bella gets a late night call from Ronnie. So she sneaks out of her own apartment, just like she used to do at her house, in order to see Ronnie. Is she a grown-up? "Nothing like a little late-night baba ghanoush to make a girl feel sexy." True words. He found her watch, he was high-school pals with most of the guys that deal stolen goods. That's handy. Ronnie talks about how this seemingly nice neighborhood is really terrible, about how there's hustling going on behind doors. Bella only sees the good in people, so she's skeptical. He thinks that Psychic Marina is a con artist -- she apparently sells knock-off purses. Now Bella's all questioning this whole ex thing she's been doing on Marina's advice. But then Ronnie gets flirty and takes her down to their old make-out spot, so she gets distracted.