Bella's regaling Vivian with tales of her funniest high school boyfriend Tommy (he of the missing cat), and at the same time she's basically condoning underage drinking, because she's talking about how he made peach schnapps come out of her nose twice. Not that anyone of the legal drinking age would actually drink peach schnapps, but whatever. (It's a good thing that Bella has one friend who she hasn't known her whole entire life, so that she has someone to exposit to every time a new guy comes back into the picture. Convenient!) Vivian once made Augie laugh so hard he chipped a tooth. Oh, cute kitty. Augie wonders if her soulmate could be her junior prom date since she did coincidentally find his cat. Excuse me, she dated him for like three months. Whatever. But now she's trying to keep the animals apart, since Rufus is way interested in chasing Tommy's cat, and Tommy is out of town. So Bella's cat-sitting, for the pet of a guy who she hasn't talked to in 16 years. If the guy is out of town, when did he put up the signs? And how did he even know it was missing? Only two minutes in and I've got so many questions.
Thankfully Cyrus arrives and wants to know why the pool is in front of Bella's apartment. Okay. So for the entirety of the first episode, I thought the foursome shared an apartment, but it seems like the guys and Vivian are in one place and she's got her own place, and they share a backyard and way too much information about each others lives. Cyrus thinks that majority rules. No one really cares. Elliot shows up to pick up Rufus. Bella pretends to protest that he's a half an hour early, but she's not really selling it. He doesn't like things being so formal. He's just charming, gives her his patented smile and tells her to have fun at the race. Which is a big day for her.
Next scene we see people running and Cyrus with a beer in his hand begging to be entertained. It's their annual tradition. The foursome sit and watch "the crazy people exert themselves," while they brunch and get toasted. Not a bad idea, actually. It's like exercise without the effort. Vivian's busy on her cell Googling Tommy Anzide. Bella's appalled, but she's told that everyone does it. Bella overdramatizes this whole situation, and it blossoms out of control into how Googling ruins the purity of finding her soulmate or whatever. But then she's hit by a runner tossing a water cup. She's mad. But he's hot. And it's Jake Turner.