Noel walks into his room and Richard says, "Hi roomie!" Noel tells him not to say that, and asks what Richard is doing. Richard is reading Noel's mail, because he just left it lying around, and says that Noel got a letter offering him a summer internship in Berlin. Noel snatches it away and reads it, saying he didn't think he had a chance. Richard asks what Felicity will say, because they were supposed to spend time together that summer. Noel says that was before they broke up. Richard snorts that he forgot they are just friends. Noel says it's "all about foundations and rebuilding." Richard asks what that means, and Noel admits that he has no idea. Richard sits next to Noel and says that this is Noel's chance to find out Felicity's true feelings. Richard thinks Noel should tell Felicity about the internship, and if she looks happy, she's moved on, but if she looks upset, she still loves Noel. Noel says he won't test Felicity like that. He looks over at Richard, who is still in his underwear, and asks if he ever has class. Richard says that moving rooms is very stressful and that he needed some downtime. Noel tells Richard to go away so Noel can study, and then warns him that if he ever reads Noel's mail again, he's "going back in the hotbox." Richard looks frightened at the prospect.
Ben talks to his mom on the phone. He promises her that everything is really good and then hangs up. He sits down and rubs his face, and then stares off into space. More "What the fuck am I going to do?" gestures ensue.
Elena explains the work she did for McGrath. He thinks for a minute, and then asks if she took any time off before she started school. Elena asks why, and he says she seems older than most freshmen. Elena explains that her mother died when she was young, so she grew up fast. McGrath hesitates and then says that when Elena saw him all emotional, it was because he just found out his ex-wife has lymphoma. Elena says she's sorry, and McGrath says that he is, too. Oh, just do it already.