History Barbie busts up a couple in school who are in the midst of a break-up. It's pissed girl from her class earlier. History Barbie wants to know why pissed-off girl wrote the note. Apparently, her boyfriend has the hots for teacher. Vivian tries to give the girl a pep talk, calls boys stupid, says something about respecting the sisterhood... Blah, blah, blah.
Over in apartmentland, Augie is helping Mr. Bloom install the security system. They mutually diss Ronnie, and talk about how obstinate Bella is. You tell her to do one thing and she just goes and does the exact opposite. Can't tell her anything. I'll bet that these two cook up an idea to use some of that newfangled reverse psychology on her and talk about how much they LOVE Ronnie. That will get him out of the picture quick. Because Bella's just so gullible like that.
Dad wants to buy Bella and Ronnie dinner. At the restaurant, Mr. Bloom tries to apologize for misjudging Ronnie. He starts hyping up Ronnie's accomplishments on the force. Bella's giving dad a look. She knows what he's up to, or at least I think she does. Could she really be stupid enough not to? Well, probably... we'll find out after the commercials.
Still at dinner, Ronnie and Jimmy share stories of their time on the force, and Jimmy's telling Navy tales. Bella's bored. Then it turns to football and the guys are talking about going to see the Chargers. Bella's like, "You haven't been to a game in 20 years, what the hell?" So she is on to his little game. She says he turns down tickets regularly because he prefers to watch from home. Dad pretends to be offended; Ronnie's just trying to be a nice guy. Bella walks out, and her dad says she's in a snit, just like when she was a teen. She's disappointed in him, and he's all smirky. This stupid manipulation may have worked on Cory Matthews, but Jimmy needs to up his game with Bella.
Cyrus is at the beach confronting the homeless guys. One of them stole his bike. Then there's some ridiculous blackmailing going on. I can't stand it. Bella's trying to deal with Biker Ike, who caused some of her oriental lilies to be destroyed because he took over her parking lot. He smarmily apologizes. Ronnie comes in to buy some flowers and sees that Ike is irritating his galpal. Bella wants to know if Ronnie got lucky. [With her dad? - Z] Ronnie understands her dad's overprotectiveness, given his misspent youth. A homeless guy walks in, and Ronnie talks about how the mayor wants to clean up the town, get rid of the riff-raff and anyone not up to code. Bella does the bug-eyed thing again. They are sweeping across the city like "a big blue wave," just like psychic Marina said. Maybe she's not a con-artist, huh, Bella?